#79: From Police Officer to F-16 Fighter Pilot and Beyond – with Lee “Tip” Wight

Make Your Move with Gene Moran

28-08-2023 • 28 mins

In this episode, we have a special guest, “Tip” Wight, a remarkable individual with a diverse background in law enforcement, military service, and corporate leadership. Join us as we dive into Tip's journey, starting from his humble beginnings as a police officer in Oklahoma to his impressive career flying fighter jets in the Air Force.

SUMMARY

Tip shares the inspiration behind his decision to transition from law enforcement to the military and the incredible experiences he had as an F-16 pilot, commanding units in Germany and even flying combat missions in Iraq. But the story doesn't end there. Tip's transition out of active duty proved to be a challenging yet transformative time in his life. He takes us through the process of finding his next career path, which ultimately led him back to his passion for law enforcement.

Through a cold call to the DC Chief of Police, Tip embarked on a new journey, establishing an intelligence fusion center and making a significant impact in the field. We'll also explore Tip's transition into the corporate world, where he utilized his skills and knowledge gained from his previous roles to provide government personnel services for a top defense contractor. And we'll discuss his current position as the director of capture at a mid-tier company, where he continues to make a difference in the government sector.

Get ready to be inspired by Tip Wight's incredible journey of adaptability, resilience, and unwavering commitment to serving others.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS

00:57 – 05:31 From police officer to flying F-16s.

05:32 – 06:56 F-16s took me around the world.

06:57 – 15:30 Cold calling the DC Chief of police.

15:31 – 29:39 The contracting world was a big change.

YOUR MOVE

•   Connect with Lee “Tip” Wight on LinkedIn here.

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