Safety and security, from the military to BP: Dennis’ story

For Dennis, his time as a Marine was an invaluable experience that instilled leadership, the ability to delegate, self-discipline and drive – skills he credits to achieving success in his career today.

A lifelong learner with an aptitude for technology and electronics from an early age, Dennis Brewer is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who combines lessons from the military, higher education and his previous career to make his mark at BP.

Dennis Brewer began his military career at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego; also known as “Hollywood Marines” because of its California location. His initial assignment was performing electronic repairs on an air defense system called Tactical Air Operations Center. Following the escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf in 1990, Dennis and his unit were amongst the first to be deployed as part of Operation Desert Shield during the first Gulf War. 

For Dennis, his time as a Marine was an invaluable experience that instilled leadership, the ability to delegate, self-discipline and drive – skills he credits to achieving success in his career today. 

When the time came to choose between reenlistment or separation from the military, Dennis decided to pursue a new mission – this time in the classroom, where he earned an electrical engineering degree as well as his MBA. He then embarked on what he describes as a “rollercoaster career” in the telecom industry.

After several years, Dennis knew it was time for a change. His time serving in the Marines prepared him to easily adapt to evolving situations and take control of his career – something he says BP and the military have in common. Jumping headfirst into the energy industry, Dennis joined BP in 2011 as an operations integrity consultant and now leads a team of 26 that oversees field telecommunication engineering.

Read the full article at: https://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/careers/life-at-bp/our-stories/dennis-story.html

October 13-15, 2020

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