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September 14, 2020
We are inspired by your journey so far and can't wait to see all the new things you accomplish after V School.
Sergeant Major Taamir Ransome's journey into tech
"I joined the army in 2001 right after 9/11 as radar repair and deployed a couple of times. I really liked radars and technology, but I started to realize that hardware wasn’t my main focus. After my second deployment, I realized that IEDs were like the number one killer and wanted to focus my efforts on that.
And so I requested EOD, which is a bomb squad, and completed my undergrad out of EOD school. I enjoyed working with C++ and knowing some code to actually get these projects to work. I’ve been an EOD guy for 15 years now and started a couple of special operations units and was in the premiere special operations unit.
Five years ago, I returned to school and got really into cybersecurity but I realized it was too broad.
I still have a couple of your commitment to the army and then I'll retire. To be honest, man, I want to freelance.
There's a bunch of companies that I know of right now that all support the army, but their programs and how they're teaching certain things – especially the guys in my career field – they're stuck in like this time loop. They're stuck in the 90s. And I keep telling these guys, “Hey man, you can push your company and your programs into the future if you switch to this way.” I just don't have the credentials to prove that yet.
I know what I want to do. I have a whole bunch of ideas in my head, I just don't have the funds or the know-how to actually do it. But these companies will hire me once I do have that. and become a 1099 guy for five or six really big companies that support the military and be able to give my knowledge and give back to the career field."
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No one is certain when our daily lives will go back to normal and companies are planning to extend working from home indefinitely.
The tech industry is one area of our economy that hasn't been negatively affected by COVID-19 so far. Hiring numbers haven't declined, in fact, they've increased due to the ability to work from home.
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