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Computer System Specialist
Network Specialist #1018


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Business, Information Management and Marketing

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Network Specialist #1018

This computer systems specialist began his career in computer technology overseas while in the Marines. He was stationed in Japan about the time major computer systems were being installed in military bases in the Orient. Due to the shortage of skilled computer technicians and his self-learned computer skills, he volunteered to assist. Although he did not complete a college degree, he had training similar to someone with a college degree.

It was put to good use when he returned to the Midwest and quickly found a job as a computer systems specialist with a large corporation.

As a computer-networking specialist, he spends a lot of time listening and problem-solving. He loves keeping up with current technology and says if he could have any computer in the world, he'd build it himself.


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