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Uncommon II

Uncommon II

Black Can Make a Difference

by Mel King

About The Book

As the title suggests, Mel King has had many uncommon experiences, and this book—volume II—documents its continuation. The book highlights the many challenges a Black individual faces concerning recognition, promotion, and acceptance in the corporate arena. After his four years of service, Mel had just left the air force and began his career in the corporate world. It was in the early seventies, only about six or seven years after a group of ladies helped America put a man into space and orbit our planet by the ability to perform calculations that computers do today. Unfortunately, they received very little recognition for their effort. Although those ladies proved that Black can make a difference, not much had changed when Mel left the service and entered the job market.

Publication date January 03,2023
Language English
ISBN 979-8-88622-851-9 (Paperback)
979-8-88622-852-6 (E-BOOK)
Genre Nonfiction, History
Pages 166
Interior Color Black and White
Book Size 6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)

About The Author

While in the Air Force, Mel had the unique opportunity to attend the Air Force Academy; however, he resigned to pursue a career in the corporate world. While working for Hughes Aircraft and later for Martin Marietta (now Lockeed Martin), his diligence and work ethics quickly gained him recognition as a “go to guy” when a company needed someone to resurrect an organization or act as liaison with customers. While working during the day, Mel acquired an AA degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude, a B.S. degree in Finance with a 3.5 G.P.A., and then on to obtain his MBA, with a 3.7 G.P.A. By his third year of working at Martin Marietta, Mel had already contributed significantly to the company by reducing projected overruns by multi-millions of dollars. As you read his story, you be the judge and determine if the proverbial glass ceiling was in place.


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