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Discovering Digital Infrastructure: An iM Armed Forces Event Recap

iMasons hosted Discovering Digital Infrastructure in partnership with iM Armed Forces, as a joint effort to attract soon-to-be separating active duty united states military members to jobs in the digital infrastructure industry. The event kicked off with a one-hour-long informational session hosted by Lee Kirby, retired Army Captain and Chairman and Co-founder at Salute Mission Critical, and Executive Sponsors of iM Armed Forces. Lee was joined by Tony Grayson, a retired US Navy Commander, currently the General Manager at Compass Data Centers and the new Chair of iM Armed Forces. The informational session included an overview of the industry and how the transferable skills gained through the military can create careers excellently suited for data centers and the digital infrastructure industry. The presentation also included an overview of iMasons, success stories about successful veteran transitions into the civilian sector plus an open Q&A. In attendance were 34 Active Duty Service Members and 45 Veterans. After the informational portion, we hosted a networking happy hour with key players in the digital infrastructure industry to allow for more communication and open discussion. iMasons is proud to offer Carrie Goetz’s book Jumpstart Your Career in Data Centers: Featuring Careers for Women, Trades, and Vets in Tech and Data Centers,  iM Armed Forces ball caps, iMasons challenge coins, as well as scholarships for AD/Veterans to take DCD>Academy’s Business of Data Centers course. We welcome any individual or company that would like to help raise awareness in the Armed Forces Community of the great careers in our industry. Member fees are waived for Active Duty, Veterans, and Spouses. All iMasons members are invited to participate in our Committees, Member Resource Groups, and Local Chapters. Apply to join iMasons at To get involved with iM Armed Forces, sign into the iMasons App and select ‘Groups’. Many thanks to our event sponsors, who made the event possible! JLL, T5 Data Centers, Compass Data Centers, Enchanted Rock, Edgeconnex, Salute Mission Critical, KevlinX, and Stack Infrastructure. We look forward to more events supporting the Armed Forces community, both in the United States and abroad. More photos are available on the iMasons Portfolio

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