by Kelly Vandever

At my second duty station in the Navy, I was second in command when my boss put me in charge of a special project team formed to solve a specific issue we were having in the organization.

The command was the Navy equivalent of a Human Resources department for the Naval Air Station in Pensacola. One of our responsibilities was to process travel claims for sailors who were transferring to the base or who were traveling for temporary duty assignments (the military equivalent of a business trip).

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