December 7, 2018
Major Joseph Zane, USMCR
"Keeping the Faith: How Today's Service-Members Continue to Keep America's Ideals Alive"
Joe was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area graduating from the International Academy in Bloomfield Hills in 2003 after that he entered the United States Naval Academy earning a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and commissioned in the US Marine Corps. He delayed further assignment to the Marine Basic School in Quantico, VA as he attended the University of Heidelberg attaining an MA in International Relations and American Studies. Shortly after his studies, he completed his Marine training and was designated as a Communications Officer.
He was then assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 12 in Iwakuni, Japan as the Communications Officer for the Marine Corps’ only permanently forward-deployed fixed-wing fighter group. Joe oversaw the planning, installation operation and maintenance of expeditionary communications infrastructure for numerous exercises in locations across the Pacific, including but not limited to Guam, Australia, Thailand, Okinawa, Hawai, and Korea.
In March of 2014, Joe transitioned to the role of Deputy Operations Officer at MAGTF IT Support Center (MITSC) Headquarters Marine Corps at the Pentagon until he left active service in the fall of 2015 and entered reserve duty with the 3rd Civil Affairs Group out of Great Lakes, IL. There he served as a Civil Affairs Liaison officer for the S-9, coordinating Civil Affairs Planning for Northeast Asia in addition to his civilian job as the manager of the Local Area Network and Wireless Planning team at Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) until he made the decision to campaign for the Republican nomination for State Representative in the 40th district.
Joe currently serves as the Michigan Marine For Life Representative. His experience transitioning out of the Marine Corps, as well as his recent experience looking for a job after his run for office, provides a robust perspective on the Detroit area job market. He is well positioned to help Marines in their job search and all aspects of the huge change in their life and is dedicated to doing so.
December 14, 2018
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