When I graduated, I joined Rolls-Royce in their leadership development program. This was a great way to complete multiple rotations in different departments and to establish a wide network within the company. I also had the fortune of spending 2 months in the United Kingdom and 1 month in Germany on behalf of the Rolls-Royce leadership development program. During the program, I learned that I wanted to work in manufacturing engineering rather than quality engineering, and I spent the next 2 years creating new production introductions and designing manufacturing methods. I loved developing a manufacturing method, going out to a machine, and proving that the method worked. After a few years at Rolls-Royce as an engineer and team lead, I was promoted to the manufacturing engineering manager position. My position now as Head of Naval Operations comes with great challenges, and I love that every day is different. Some days I am very operationally focused on delivery and operational budgets, and on other days, I am busy meeting with the Navy and our business development team, creating and planning future projects and programs. At the moment, Rolls-Royce Naval Marine is investing in brand new technologies that will provide the company with unique opportunities to enter new markets. I have several more years of projects to keep me challenged in this role, however, I do want to advance to a larger general manager role with additional breadth in the future.