The move will keep Page much closer to his growing family. They’re living in Granbury, while he has spent the past couple of years in West Texas working in the oil and gas industry.
“I didn’t really have an appreciation for gas prices and stuff like that until I worked in that industry,” he said.
With the industry sagging, Page came across 7-Eleven’s Operation Take Command contest. It attracted almost 1,700 entrants.
The public voted on different videos put together by each participant, and then the top three met face-to-face with Army veteran and 7-Eleven CEO Joe DePinto.
“He is really committed to the program,” Page said. “Honor and dedication. Those are what really resonate with me. Even though I’m done with my military service, I still use those core values.”
Page should take control of the store this summer. He hopes to also set up a work scholarship program with the local school district in Burleson.