Power through purpose
Jeremy Gaal, an Army veteran and an instructional designer with American Family, found a purpose through his involvement with Team Rubicon, which mobilizes veterans to continue their service by helping people respond and recover from disasters.
I’m a 10-year Army veteran with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. I’m an instructional designer. And I’m also someone who found a way forward by helping others.
When I left the military, I struggled finding my way for a few years. Team Rubicon had asked me to assist with training, and it reignited my passion to teach and train those around me. From there, I used my GI Bill benefits to obtain an advanced degree in organizational development with a focus on learning and development. As I worked in different training roles, I found that instructional design was something I truly enjoyed.
The military is extremely focused on training, so my career choice was a tie to my military experience. But getting from one to the other involved some hard work.
To read the rest of Jeremy's story, see the ideas sharing site Medium.
About the American Family Insurance Group
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, American Family Insurance has been serving customers since 1927. We inspire, protect and restore dreams through our insurance products, exceptional service from our agency owners and employees, community investment and creative partnerships to address societal challenges. We act on our belief in diversity and inclusion by constantly evolving to meet customer needs and preferences. American Family Insurance group is the nation’s 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group, ranking No. 251 on the Fortune 500 list. The group sells American Family-brand products, primarily through exclusive agency owners in 19 states. The American Family Insurance group also includes CONNECT, powered by American Family Insurance, The General, Homesite and Main Street America Insurance. Across these companies the group has more than 13,000 employees nationwide.