Curtis has 14 years of recruiting experience across multiple Fortune 500 companies, the last 7 years at Applied Materials helping lead their military/veteran recruitment efforts. Curtis started his career as an enlisted Marine specializing in avionics. He then transitioned into the semiconductor field spending time working on equipment while finishing his undergraduate studies and moving into the human resources profession. Curtis now currently serves as a Naval Officer in the reserves specializing in human resources. With his combination of both enlisted, officer, human resources and hands on equipment experience in the semiconductor and military industries he is well versed in the challenges and opportunities for transitioning military and veterans who want to join the industry. He’s attended over a hundred events for transitioning military, speaking with thousands of his fellow veterans and helping them understand opportunities with Applied Materials and the industry at large.