Heroes of Leidos: Ken
Roughly one in every five Leidos employees is a veteran. Their stories are meant to honor our Heroes and celebrate the commitment each of them made to serve at the highest level. Meet the Heroes of Leidos.
In high school and college, everything came pretty easy for me. That changed when I was unable to find a job after graduation. It was the first time I experienced failure. I decided to follow in my uncle's footsteps and join the Navy. I'll never forget how immature and irresponsible I was when I joined and how quickly I grew up. It was quite an adjustment for a newly married 22-year-old man. I wasn't accustomed to someone else telling me what to do, where to go, and when to be there. The Navy taught me structure and discipline, which helped me become a truly independent adult. After active duty, I was able to take what I had learned and get an engineering job. The armed forces provided me with a great opportunity to gain experience and independence."