November 11th, 2013
Approximately 128,000 employees make up the backbone of who and what we do at the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. Each employee brings a unique life experience to his or her role at our organization. In honor of Veterans Day, a few of our employees, who also served in the U.S. Armed Forces, agreed to share their experiences.
Sean T. Cavanaugh
Senior Analyst – Reporting, Janssen
U.S. Army; Field Artillery; Yusufiyah, Iraq (OIF 2005-2006)
Military Career: My military career (Active Duty and National Guard) spanned more than eight years. The most significant portion of this service was as a Fire Support Officer and Executive Officer for a 131-Soldier Infantry company in the 101st Airborne Division, including a combat deployment to Iraq.
Tell us about your experience in the military and how you think it has influenced your approach to the business world: Although it would be too lengthy to go into every experience, I can synthesize many that shaped me and what I do today into a general philosophy—try to innovate beyond the status quo and challenge myself (and my colleagues) to consider the less trodden path. Veterans understand more than most that we must be our best selves in order to succeed, no matter the sector, industry, or business.