Chiemi Perry, manager, Consulting: Senior Airman, Financial Management Services
Chiemi was attending university in Tokyo when she met her husband who was stationed in Japan with the U.S. Navy. Soon after earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration, she moved to the United States with her husband who completed 10 years of active military service. Having spent a lot of time around U.S. military members while living in Japan, Chiemi chose to join the U.S. Air Force shortly after she arrived in the United States.
Military service jumpstarted Chiemi’s career in the United States. She started working towards becoming a U.S. Certified Public Accountant before joining the Air Force and passed the CPA exam while in the military. Chiemi explained how the military service shaped her career: “The accounting experience I gained during the Air Force and passing the CPA exam helped me begin my career working as in the Texas State Auditor’s Office.”