Front & Center: Yukari in Hampton, Virginia
“I was in college in Japan for four years. I was studying about social welfare. I got married my third year in college…When I realized that [my degree] doesn’t transfer [to the U.S.] is when I applied for the Navy CDC, child development center. On my resume, I put my degree…and they still hired me…[but because my degree didn’t transfer] I got paid like I didn’t go to college. It was still good money, but I feel like, its kind of sad…If I can’t use my degree, what can I do to support the place I’m going to work for? Is it going to be my Japanese, the fact that I’m bilingual? Or is it just me doing whatever because I can type… I’m really kind of lost.”
- Yukari, Navy Spouse | Hampton, Virginia
Editor’s note: To help foster connection and understanding between civilians and service members, we created this series, “Front & Center,” and traveled to USO locations around the world to speak to troops about life in the military and the everyday things they love. Here’s what they had to say.
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Jun 5, 2018
Front & Center: Nicholas and Rebecca, Coast Guard Station Point Judith
To help foster connection and understanding between civilians and service members, we created the series, “Front & Center.” Here is what our latest featured service member, Nicholas, and his spouse Rebecca, had to say.