I chose Saint Joseph’s because of its accounting program and the ability to stay in Philadelphia. I have been deployed overseas part of every year since September 11th except in 2007. When I came home, my civilian job was gone after 60 years of business. I didn’t have much of a choice but to go back to school. My last civilian job was as a car salesman. What happened in the industry was a wake-up call to go back to school. For long-term stability, I needed to finish my degree.