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BY Joel Junker

Episode 71 – JMO Transitions Without Industry Background

Welcome back to the Cameron-Brooks podcast on JMO transitions! This episode features Chris Wilkerson, a former USMC

Chris Wilkerson discusses his transition from JMO to a business career with Cameron-BrooksCombat Engineer Officer who transitioned in 2015 and went to work for Davita Kidney Care. Davita is a healthcare company focused on providing a suite of dialysis services to patients with End Stage Renal Disease. What did Chris know about kidneys or dialysis as he was exiting the military? Not much. What did he know about leadership, problem solving and process excellence? A ton! As a matter of fact, one of the main reasons he chose Davita was because the role gave him an opportunity outside of the military to focus on skills that he’d honed in the USMC. In this episode, he shares insight into his company and “a day in the life” of a Regional Operations Director. One of the key drivers of his performance centers around teammate retention and he also recommends the book Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay.

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