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Thomas L. Sutton: DDA student and military veteran

Thomas L. Sutton
DDA, Little Rock campus

DDA military veteran, student

What branch of the military did you serve?
Army

What was your rank when you retired?
Sgt E-5

Where did you serve?
South Korea, Germany, Texas, and Washington

What made you interested in joining the Army?
I wanted to serve, and because of the career choices it offered me.

How did your military service prepare you for a career as a truck driver?
I was a truck driver in the Army, and it taught me responsibility.

Cary Goolsby: DDA student and military veteran

Cary Goolsby
DDA Little Rock campus

DDA military veteran student

Which branch of the military did you serve?
US Navy.

What was your rank when you retired?
E-3

Where did you serve?
San Diego, Long Beach Naval Hospital

What made you interested in joining the Navy?
Sea power! I’ve always has a desire to serve.

How did your military service prepare you for a trucking career?
Attention to detail – especially safety!

James Green: DDA LR student & military veteran

James Green
DDA student, Little Rock campus

DDA military veteran, student

What branch of the military did you serve?
I am currently enlisted in the Air Force Reserve.

Where have you served?
Barksdale AFB, LA and Kirkuk AB, Iraq.

Why were you interested in joining the Air Force Reserve?
I was interested in joining for the job training, job opportunities and for the travel.

How did your military service prepare you for career in the trucking industry?
It taught me about discipline and time away from home.

Robert Sundae, III: DDA student and military veteran

Robert Sundae, III
DDA Little Rock campus

DDA military veteran, student

What branch of the military did you serve?
Air Force

What was your rank when you retired?
E-7

Where did you serve?
Planet Earth! All over Asia…I’ve basically been everywhere except Greenland, Australia and Antarctica.

What made you decide to join the Air Force?
Family history.

Justin Stricklin: DDA student and military veteran

Justin Stricklin
DDA Little Rock campus

DDA military veteran, student

What branch of the military did you serve?
Army.

What was your rank when you retired?
E-4

Where did you serve?
Ft. Stewart, GA

What made you interested in joining the Army?
It was the quickest way to get out of Arkansas..I wanted to better my life.

How has your military service prepared you for a trucking career?
Driving trucks in the military is the same..with a few differences in the trucks.

Jeffrey Barnes: DDA LR student and militar veteran

Jeffrey Barnes
DDA, Little Rock campus

DDA military veteran, student

What branch of the military did you serve?
Army

What was your rank when you retired?
Spc

Where did you serve?
Afghanistan and Iraq.

What made you interested in joining the Army?
Love of country, family tradition and sense of duty. Also, I don’t like heights and I’m not the strongest swimmer.

How did your military career prepare you for a career as a truck driver?
It makes it easier to be away from home.

Earl Perkins III: DDA student and military veteran

Earl Perkins III
DDA student, Little Rock campus

DDA military veteran, student

What branch of the military did you serve?
U.S. Navy

What was your rank when you retired?
E-4

Where did you serve?
Naval Weapons Station Earle, New Jersey

Why were you interested in joining the Navy?
I was interested in joining the Navy for the education. And, because everyone else went to the other branches!

How did your military service prepare you for a career in the trucking industry?
It taught me discipline and motivation.

New CDL student Christy Fitch

Christy Fitch starts her CDL training with us today! Welcome to the Little Rock campus!

new Little Rock trucking student Christy Fitch

Graduates from DDA Little Rock

Congratulations to Little Rock graduates Chad Steinart, Gary Moody, and Jerry Sanders, who will be driving for TMC, as well as Daniel Reed who will be driving the Dollar General dedicated account for Werner Enterprises. Nice work to each of you!

New Students at the DDA Little Rock campus

We’ve got new students at the Little Rock campus! Tyler Crawford & Roderick Williams begin class on October 13. Maurice Robinson & Donavan Shaw will begin classes on November 10th! Welcome to the Little Rock campus, you’re now on your way to a great new career as a truck driver!

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