Never one for the status quo, Julius Yu is most comfortable when he’s pushed outside his comfort zone. Five and a half years in the Army gave him that in spades.
At just 23 years old, Yu led a high-profile, high-risk operation in support of U.S. military efforts in Iraq in 2015. “As a young leader, you’re always trained to lead service members at that pinnacle moment. Experiencing that and having that real world impact was a crucible moment for me,” Yu said.
He continued to climb the ranks. In 2016, Yu was selected for the U.S. Army’s Special Operations unit. Not long after, he began to crave a different challenge – one that would again push him into unfamiliar territory. Only this time, outside the military. After researching companies, Amazon seemed like the perfect fit.