; Opens a new tab
Where did he get his start and work experience? Was it an internship at a big engineering firm? Or a graduate program? Not quite. Early on, Chavira set his sights on helping defend the United States and serving his country. Not wanting a normal 9-5 job after graduating from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Chavira pursued a military career first by attending the US Navy’s Officers Candidate School (OCS) in Pensacola, FL.