Move to headquarters often a culture shock

Friday - 8/12/2011, 6:51am EDT

Tony McClure, Army Information Technology Agency

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For many federal employees, moving to Washington after spending most of their careers in the field can be a shock to the system.

Tony McClure spent 20 years on active duty in the Army, deploying all over the world, before retiring last year as a first sergeant. He now works at the Pentagon, where he's an administrative officer at the headquarters of the Army's Information Technology Agency.

As part of our special series, "Talk Back to Washington: Insight for the federal manager on the workforce outside of D.C.," he told Federal News Radio about making the move inside the Beltway after two decades serving outside it.