TMCC Veteran of the Month - Dec. 2008
Executive Director of Information Technology Operations
Winslow grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, and attended the University of Nevada, Reno. Winslow comes from a long line of military service, his grandfather served in the Army and his father had a career in the Air Force.
Although initially he wanted nothing to do with the military, Winslow ended up joining the UNR Army ROTC program, "I didn't want to look back years later and wonder 'what if'," Winslow said. He received a regular Army commission through the UNR ROTC program as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S Army Signal Corps in 1981. During his nine years of service in the Army, he was stationed in Germany, Georgia, Maryland, Kansas and Utah. Winslow held several positions including: communications/electronics operations officer for infantry battalion, platoon leader for signal battalion, S4/logistics officer for signal battalion, company commander for signal battalion (two separate commands) and S1/personnel officer for signal battalion.
"The main reason I left the service was to eliminate the constant uprooting of my family," Winslow added. His family returned home to Reno in 1998. Winslow is an active member of a local church, who occasionally mentors or provides advice to returning veterans; he currently corresponds with two soldiers on active duty in Iraq.
"The main advice I would give to a returning veteran is to recognize that your military training has prepared you to handle any issue and makes you well suited to handle the challenges involved in obtaining a college degree. Although the environment may be different and may even appear hostile, keep your eyes on the prize, the objective of completing your degree. A community college is the best place to start since our primary mission is to help students succeed!" Winslow added.
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