MYM Episode86

86: Piloting The Shift From Jets to Cargo with Dallas Jamison

A Navy Pilot’s Transition to FedEx Captaincy

“Even though I loved my time in the Navy, it was awesome to be able to close that book, put it up on the shelf, and leave it for what it is to start a whole new chapter in my life where I’m able to have tons of family time and live a civilian lifestyle while still being able to fly.” – Dallas Jamison

In this episode of Make Your Move, I sat down with Dallas Jamison, a former F18 Navy pilot who transitioned from military aviation to commercial flying with FedEx. You can find his section in The Military Effect by Scott Manthorne in chapter 9.

Dallas shared his journey transitioning from military aviation to becoming a FedEx captain. His decision to pursue commercial aviation post-retirement from the Navy was driven by his passion for flying and the opportunities it offered for work-life balance. His experience underscores the value of resilience, networking, mentorship, and leveraging skills across sectors when navigating significant career changes.

Listen to the full episode to hear the valuable insights and inspiration from Dallas for professionals navigating their own career transformations. 

Visit themilitaryeffect.com, read Scott’s book, and listen to each weekly episode of Make Your Move to learn more. By challenging your assumptions and understanding the incredible impact veterans have and continue to have, we can create a better future for all of us.

WHAT’S IN THIS EPISODE

  • The Transition from Military to Commercial Aviation
  • Evaluating Career Options and Transition Decisions
  • Transitioning to New Aircraft and Mentorship
  • Business Lessons Learned from the Civilian Sector

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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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