Military Appreciation Month: John Geary

John Geary.

Growing up, I was always passionate about aviation and mechanics – the Navy offered me both! Joining the Navy also provided me with the opportunity to learn how to fix airplanes and then fly the planes I fixed.

What piece of advice would you offer to anyone interested in joining the military? And, how has it helped you with your career? 

The military is what you make of it. Your experience is completely dependent on your own mindset. Take advantage of every opportunity you’re afforded to better yourself.

What inspired you to get involved in aviation? 

I grew up with a passion for aviation. One of my earliest and fondest childhood memories is going to an airshow with my father. I was hooked from that moment on.

John during his time in the Navy.

How did you find Atlas?

When I was on active duty overseas, I used to fly on Atlas aircraft, and I fell in love with them. These were the planes taking us home after many months away and they were so comfortable compared to the typical military flights I had taken in the past. When I saw that Atlas was hiring for an area that my family was relocating to, it seemed like the opportunity was meant for me!

What has been your most memorable moment at Atlas? 

I have only been with Atlas a short time, but one standout memory is watching my first 747 take off from Houston.

Is there anything else you would like to share at this time? 

Thank you to all the fellow veterans at Atlas. Anyone considering enlisting in the service should talk to someone who has served first; their mentorship will be essential to having a successful transition.