Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: New Job.....
Wed, 22 Dec 1999 16:45:17 -0600
Well, it's with a great deal of pride that I announce my NEW job (and not
all of you around the St. Paul-based Indianhead Council stand up and start
calling me, okay?? *hehehehee* I WILL make a decision about THAT part too,
I've been offically notified today via FedEx that I've been selected to
serve as a Military Technician -- in particular, as one of two Public
Affairs Technicians for the Fort Snelling-based 88th Regional Support
Command. This is a civil service position as opposed to the military
position I currently hold, and the two work in tandem as time goes onward;
in order to maintain the civilian job, I'll have to maintain the military
commission and the military position within this same command. The military
position is as Admin Services Chief within the 88th's Information Management
I've got a blizzard of papers to fill out and fax in tomorrow....they are
wanting me onboard as soon as possible after the first of the year...so
please excuse my not keeping up with the topics of the day today and
tomorrow. I'm also working hard on my "personal promise" to produce my 20
or so webpages that have been sitting on the whiteboard here in this office
for so long, the "ink" has dried up on the board!
I'll be keeping my present military email account and address and possibly
the military phone number as I move around the corner and into the "front
offices". And of course, I do invite you to stop by the Fort and the 88th
Regional Support Command's headquarters and visit with me once the new
"digs" are set up and going
(which my new boss says will be by the time I start work, in about three weeks).
As soon as I am aware of the exact phone and fax numbers, I'll let you all know.
I would list the toll-free number here, but since the phone I'm using right
now is on the fritz, I'll wait. One thing for sure....I'll be finally happy
to put some of my Scouting stuff into a REAL OFFICE (even if it's part of a
The main jobs I'll have: to create a daily website and prescense to
attract, recruit and retain personnel in the 88th and to highlight what we
do and how we do those things; and to promote the 88th to organizations and
groups within the 6-state region (which means I'll be on the road in the
midwest a lot). This also means that I'll be working on ways to bring
organizations like Scouting into seeing what the Army Reserve and in
particular, the vast variety of the 88th's many units and commands do and
the amount of travelling they are involved in.
I do know that I'll be going to Maryland to the Defense Department's Public
Affairs school for a few months....I'm DEFINATELY looking forward to that
part, because I've been trying to get a seat at that course since I became a
Public Affairs officer; so now, I *have* to attend because it's a
requirement for all public affairs civil servants! Kewl!!
(to Mike Bowman: I've been told that I'm supposed to be going to Tyson's
Corner for a Worldwide Public Affairs seminar come Feburary 7-11...so if
you're free around that time....)
I'm happy about this.....even though Jessi's not that thrilled -- she's NOT
happy about the four inches of snow that fell last week and the fact that
she has to drive back and forth in it!! She loves snow as long as she can
see it from her window and NEVER have to go outward in it....*heheheeheheee*
(some of you from our neck of the woods, you can give her a hard time about
it if you like....)
I thank all of you in advance for your private words of encouragement as my
"life chart" now moves into a new direction for a while....
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
personal inquiries via firstname.lastname@example.org,
blackeagle@SCOUTER.net or email@example.com
professional inquiries via firstname.lastname@example.org
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