Jason McConnell

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Jason McConnell

11/10/2020 | AuthorNCC 

I was a captain in the US Army. I served all over as I was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne, deployed with 1st ID (Infantry Division) to Afghanistan, then deployed again to Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division. I went to Qatar a few times for some conferences and then my last duty station was Fort Shafter, Hawaii. I learned a great deal from my travels, and each country has a different point of view.  Being able to see things from different perspectives is something you know, but never fully understand until you experience it firsthand.

I chose NCC for the ability to enhance my IT career with a cybersecurity certification, which is well sought after in the IT field. This is my first semester at the College. I don’t think people fully realize the utility of an associate’s degree. I am going for another certification after I already received my college degree from Hofstra University and then my master’s degree from LIU at CW Post. Learning never ends.  There’s always room for improvement.


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