My name is Kristy D. Stringer I am a 29 year old veteran and a single mother of three. I spent nine years in the military as a cable installer maintainer aka 25L. Upon my exit of the military I enrolled in the HBI program. Throughout the progam the teachers mentored and assisted me in applying and securing a job with Southern Company Services (Ga. Power) as a Field Operations Technician. My job duties and resposibilities were to install and maintain Sothern Company's communications equipment and network. I never imagined that I would use the things I learned in the HBI program in the Information Technology field but knowing what type of tools I would need for an installation helped me to advance very quickly. I used evey thing from a power drill to a hand tool. I initially entered into the program to broaden my expertise but gained so much more. I relinquished my position with Southern Company Nov 28, 2016 to take a better oppurtunity with CSX Transportation (Railroad). I am now on the other side of the phone guiding technicians through the installation and configuration process.