I served in the US Air Force for 24 years as a translator and interpreter. I was a 33S3 Communications and Information Officer serving as the Chief of Integration for the Air Force Satellite Control Network. I also spent time as a Military Training Instructor for Officer Training School. After retiring, I switched to teaching French full-time. As a native speaker of French, I have seen how language helps bridge the gap between people and cultures to create true communication. My goal in teaching French is to show the students how small the world truly is and to help them feel closer to another culture through language.