Anne Sprute

Founder and CEO

RP/6 (RallyPoint/6)

Find me online:

“We engage local communities and businesses to rally around returning veterans and their families.”

MY ROUTE:

The Curved Road

MY WORK LIFE:

Founder and CEO

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My work allows me to combine the foundation of BUILDING THINGS and the interests of ENTREPRENEURSHIP and DESIGN.


DAY IN AND DAY OUT

The RP/6 mission is all about continued service, the team inspires me everyday as I watch them positively changing peoples' paths forward after military service. We are impacting and shaping the future for people who have selflessly served our country to ensure the freedoms of all Americans. Serving with the team, ensuring the maximum potential is reached for each service member, veteran and military family member one person at a time is an amazing experience to be a part of every day.

SKILLS, TRAINING, OR EXPERIENCE NEEDED

The mission of service requires humility, empathy, objectivity and the ability to problem solve without prejudice for the person or situation you are serving. I encourage anyone who is seeking a new path to begin with the end in mind and along the journey to reaching their goals to continually challenge themselves, remain self aware of your decisions and how they impact your path, and remember that others are relying on you to remain steadfast in your commitment to serving the mission.

EDUCATION TO GET HERE:

Founder and CEO

I RECOMMEND COMPLETING:

  • High School
  • Certification/License - US Army Warrant Officer and Aviation School
  • Vocational - Presidential Leadership Scholar Program

What I studied STRONGLY RELATES to my work...

MY EDUCATION

  • High School - Richland High School
  • Certification/License - US Army Warrant Officer and Aviation School
  • Vocational - Presidential Centers of George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton and Lyndon B. Johnson, Presidential Leadership Scholar Program

SOME HELPFUL FIRST STEPS FOR SOMEONE IN TRANSITION TO A NEW CAREER

The most important first step is to realize what your passion, personal and professional goals are and ask yourself the question, do they align with your new career path? Do you have the education or certification to be successful in your new career path? Find a mentor and seek their advice, listen and learn from their experience. Develop a plan that is realistic, challenge yourself in each milestone met and most importantly remain true to yourself; hard work, tenacity and focus will pay off.

HURDLES I OVERCAME

THE “NOISE” FROM MY PEERS

“People said; 'you don't belong here, you are a woman in a man's world' During transition, I was offered a job at a major company in Seattle, I met with the hiring manager who offered the position and he said, "you don't have a degree, so I can't hire you.”

HOW I OVERCAME THE “NOISE”

My biggest opponent has been ignorance. As a young soldier in the military, I learned I cannot change who people are, I cannot carry their ignorance in my rucksack....however if I focus on what is important, make decisions that are in the best interest of those I serve regardless if they are "popular", work hard, disregard "noise" (distractions from the mission), and always put mission and people first, ignorance will never win. Strive to be the best without compromising your own integrity.

Service Background and Insight

What branch of the military did you serve in?

Army

When did you complete active military service (ETS)? Please specify the year (YYYY).

2010

What is the highest rank you reached while in the service?

CW4

What are some tips you would recommend for someone transitioning into civilian life?

First, make sure you have a plan; set out realistic goals for yourself. Once you've set out those goals, be willing to reach out to others and find mentors so that you can reach them. Always be willing to adapt to each new opportunity and learn.

As many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war. Have you experienced PTSD, combat stress, or TBI as a result of your service?

N/A

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