“Dane Whitley had an assortment of odd jobs for the first five years after leaving the Navy. He worked at a guitar shop and played music in his Indiana hometown, before moving to Raleigh, North Carolina, where he picked up a low-level tech support gig. His expertise in electronic warfare and a six-month stint in West Africa weren’t translating to the civilian world.
Earlier this year, he entered a program designed to train military veterans, even those with no coding experience, on using and deploying Salesforce.com’s software. Now at 30, he’s implementing Salesforce tools for a living and encouraging others to follow suit.”