Proving recruiters wrong

Terry Williams found a calling in logistics with the Marine Corps.

A look between two officer recruiters was all it took.

A student at UCLA, Terry Williams was walking through campus when he passed the two Marine Corps recruiters. As Williams walked by, he made eye contact with the men, who looked at each other and said, “Nope.”

It was enough to make Williams stop.

“I said, ‘Wait a minute, I don’t even know you guys,’” says Williams, senior vice president of global fixed assets at $26 billion asset PenFed Credit Union in Tysons, Va. “And they said, ‘We don’t think you’ve got what it takes.’ They got me. They hooked me.”


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