When Chief Warrant Officer 5 Mohammed Badal, chief of the Contingency Construction and Operational Energy Branch in the U.S. Army, immigrated from Bangladesh at 19, he decided to join the Army to learn some job skills. 25 years later, he’s still there and loving it.
- Badal said he was drawn to the military because he wanted a strong career foundation and was interested in engineering. He said the Army has given him “a way of life,” with education, a career, a family and a sense of service.
- He explained that chief warrant officers are the subject matter experts of the Army and advise senior commanders and other leaders.
- His work consists of solving problems through engineering, such as improving design of barracks and fighting climate change by lowering greenhouse gas.
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