Friday, October 3, 2014

Veteran Spotlight: Jeff Moehling

U.S. Army Captain Jeff Moehling separated from service in June 2000 and began working with Orion International to find a civilian career. That partnership led to a position as a Sales Representative with Eli Lilly. The career match was an excellent one, and, in August 2014, Moehling celebrated his 14-year anniversary with the company.

After three years in his initial position, Moehling was promoted to Senior Sales Representative as a result of above average sales results and consistent leadership within his district. In May 2004, he was promoted to an associate role in Eli Lilly’s corporate office in Indianapolis, Indiana, and spent two years there as a Sales Training Associate. Following that, he was again promoted to a District Sales Manager position in Tyler, Texas, where he supervised ten sales representatives all over East Texas.

Then, in August 2009, Moehling made the decision to return to Austin and an Executive Sales Representative role in order to spend more time with his family and explore other outside interests. Moehling explains that doing so paid off, “I am now a father of two, and a three-time Ironman triathlon finisher!”

Moehling has some sage advice for veterans making the transition to a civilian career: "The best advice I can give to our transitioning military is to get any assistance you can, be patient, and have a lot of confidence in the value you can provide to future employers as a veteran. Whether you were enlisted or an officer, the experiences and training you have received will prove extremely valuable to civilian companies. The best soldiers are able to lead and motivate those around them, and I have yet to come across an executive that isn't looking for the future leaders of his/her company."

Although he is no longer in the Army, Moehling continues to connect with his fellow veterans through Orion’s Transition Corner. Through his profile on the site, he offers words of advice, describes his transition experience, and answers questions. Click here to read more of Moehling's advice and learn about his career path from Army Nurse Corps to Sales.

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