Veterans Day is a time to remember the commitment and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans. The veterans that work for GSA are continuing the public service they started in the military. For many, the skills they learned in the military helped them transition successfully to the civilian workforce.
Doran Keller, Colorado Fleet Manager, used the skills he gained in the Army to assist in recovery efforts in the aftermath of the Colorado floods this summer. Together with Dan Hackley, a Coast Guard Veteran, he was able to get 50 government vehicles to the federal personnel that needed them.
Public Affairs Specialist Angela Brees served in the Navy for six years. Since then, she’s continued supporting the military through Navy and Air Force reserves before joining the Air National Guard in 2009. She is one of the 75 guards helping Colorado recover from this disaster. Their work includes rebuilding roads, removing debris, which includes cars, trees, and massive boulders, removing asphalt, filling land areas washed away by the water, and installing culverts.
We are proud of the service of veterans like Procurement Officer Jan Worthy, whose experience in the Air Force is seen every day in her commitment to to high quality work; Contract Specialist Edgar Delgado, who joined GSA in 2009 as an intern after serving in U.S. Air Force where he supported troops in Iraq and Afghanistan; Contract Specialist Chris Hall, who was featured in our GSA Helps Veterans Transition back to the Workforce blog; and Darren Hickman, a Major in the Air Force Reserves with more than 27 years of active duty/reserves experience.
Leadership, attention to detail, teamwork, dedication to duty and selfless acts are standard practice when you serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. There are many more veterans who served their country proudly and continue to be committed to public service. GSA will continue to support our veterans and honor the sacrifices they’ve made for our country.