Paul Word

by | VetsWork

I was born and raised in the great state of Texas! I spent most of my early years in the country, roaming East Texas’s woods before tackling big city living in Dallas. Soon after graduating high school, I enlisted in the United States Army. I did 14 years in the army, working my way up the ranks to Staff Sergeant. During my military career, I am grateful for the many different skills and opportunities I could experience, from logistics management to psyops and civil affairs!

Over the years, I have gained a great passion and appreciation for the outdoors. I love hiking, camping, and kayaking. My current background is in education, and I want to go back to school to combine environmental science or forest management. This opportunity would leave me equipped to care for the forest and educate others on nature’s joys. The VetsWork program will give solid hands-on experience and open doors to networking in a less experienced field. I hope to get a full-time position in the Forest Service after the program continues growing in the conservation field.