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IADC Career Connection: A success story

From US infantry to rig floor: Fort Hood job fair gave former soldier chance at a new career By Linda Hsieh, assistant managing editor Rogelio Noyola always knew he had what it takes to work on a rig. He had served in the US military as infantry team leader for four years and in the National Guard for two years. He was going to college part-time, working towards a degree in interdisciplinary arts, while making a small living as a store clerk in South Texas. As if that weren’t enough, he was also a new father caring for his baby son. “I had been interested in working in the oilfield since I got out of the military,” he said, but ...

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