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60: Demonstrating Self-Reliance with Rebecca Paris

Former US Navy data systems and electronics technician, Rebecca Paris, served on the aircraft carrier, John C. Stennis and traveled the world. She turned down a $45,000 re-enlistment bonus when she decided she wanted to build her own company focused on financial intelligence.


Veteran, Rebecca Paris, discusses her experience of active duty, including her role as a data systems technician on board the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis and riding in the Blue Angels’s C-130, “Fat Albert.”

Coming from a military family, with her grandfather serving in the Army and her dad in the Air Force, Rebecca had clear aspirations to serve in the military too.

In this interview, Rebecca emphasizes the role financial intelligence and security played in making the fundamental decision to leave the Navy and pursue civilian opportunities. She now faces uncertainty traveling through life as a civilian, but exciting things are on the horizon as she starts her own company. She shares with us what work she has been doing to re-establish the balance in her life as a civilian.

Episode Highlights

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02:05 – 05:25 Rebecca shares her experience as a data systems technician in the US Navy.

11:31 – 19:37 How she found her way to a civilian opportunity.

19:40 – 22:45 Finding balance in civilian life.

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“Make Your Move is a pure joy to read! Gene Moran writes in a simple educational way that is both entertaining storytelling and mentoring wrapped up in one. His book helps set the stage to prepare anyone separating from the service no matter how long they were on active duty. His stories enlighten and spark a sense of, “Oh, that’s what I need to do! My only advice for future readers, don’t wait until you are preparing to get out of the service to buy this book. Instead, buy it while you are still in and heed the advice along the rest of your journey. Thus, setting yourself up for success well in advance. I wish I had a book like this much earlier in my career!” – Jeffrey H.

All proceeds for the book go to Freedom Fighter Outdoors.

  • Ready to chart your post-military career? Order your copy of Make Your Move here.
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Gene spent nearly 25 years in uniform, serving in six ships and more than ten duty stations, and visiting over 50 countries serving as a US Navy Surface Warfare Officer and retiring as a Captain. In corporate, he led legislative affairs for a large international defense company from the Washington, DC office. In doing so, Gene gained a detailed understanding of the defense industrial base and supply chains of myriad platforms, systems and capabilities. Then in 2013, he took the leap to start his own business, Capitol Integration. Since then Gene has helped scores of companies improve their federal positions.

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