Dessamba Diop spent 20 years doing something he loved—serving his country in the U.S. Navy. When he was planning on retiring from active service, it was important to him that his next career be just as rewarding. He met George Bernloehr, a member of Booz Allen’s Veteran Recruiting Center of Excellence at a job fair and the two hit it off.
“I had been talking with many recruiters that day and it felt like they ‘didn’t get me’ until I talked to George. He showed me the connection between my career in the Navy and what I could do at Booz Allen,” says Dessamba. It was a connection other recruiters weren’t making.