TMCC Veteran of the Month - Dec. 2010
Instructor Graphic Communications
Brian Wells grew up in Orland, California. He spent three years in the United States Marine Corps from 1976–1979, where he was an admin clerk and a water safety and survival instructor. He then went on to join the United States Navy from 1980–1986. During his time with the Navy he was an aviation anti-submarine warfare operator, as well as an open ocean search and rescue swimmer and a helicopter crew chief.
Today, Wells is a 10% service-connected disabled veteran. He is a tenure track instructor in the Graphics Communications Program at TMCC.
Wells says that the transition from the military into civilization is difficult. Although the military does a good job of making soldiers, he believes they do a poor job of helping soldiers transition back to civilian life.
"Stick with it. Don't take "no" for an answer, and you will survive the transition," said Wells. "You will be successful in college and in civilian life. An education is the best investment you can make in yourself."
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