Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans Day in Utah

My Air Force Grandfather
My grandfather flew U.S Air Force cargo planes over the Burmese jungle during World War II. He had many amazing experiences, as you might imagine. My favorite was his encounter with a tiger one night in their jungle camp. He emerged unscathed, at least physically.

My brother's graduating class
One of my brothers is also in the Air Force. Another one is in the Navy. They both support our troops from a medical perspective. They enjoy what they do because it provides for their families AND because it provides for our general welfare and security as a nation. I am grateful for them.

I am surrounded by a lot of other military and related personnel because of my job. You might wonder how that's possible, but our government and our military depend heavily on Information Technology. As a result, we have a large contingent of people in our Dell EMC Utah office who support our U.S. Federal operations. They have security clearances and supporting infrastructure to help the people that keep our nation running smoothly and safely. Many of these people are civilians, like me. But many others are veterans or reserve forces. As mentioned in my blog post about Employee Resource Groups, our Dell EMC Veterans group in Utah is the largest in the nation. The reason is because we are a patriotic community, but it is also a result of the large U.S. military and federal government footprint in Utah:
  • Hill Air Force Base
  • Tooele Army Depot
  • National Guard at Camp Williams
  • Dugway Proving Grounds
  • NSA data center & language processing 
  • IRS service center
Me with my Air Force brother and my wife
My Navy brother
Today the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is coming to our office to meet with our employees. While they're here I will sign the ESGR Statement of Support on behalf of Dell EMC Utah. ESGR has given two of our managers the Patriot Award in the past and recognizes all that Dell EMC does to support our veterans. Not only do we support veterans by hiring them, we have the employee circle and many other veteran-specific programs.

Thank you to veterans, reserve forces, active duty forces and all of their families everywhere, but a special thanks the employee-veterans of Dell EMC Utah . . . and my brothers!

Dell EMC Utah VeTS with Senator Hatch

1 comment:

  1. One of the most popular United States Public Holidays is the Veterans Day. Celebrated on the 11th of November every year, Veterans Day marks the honoring of Military veterans who have served their nation through the United States Armed Forces