Today, we are celebrating Veterans Day, and the final day of our first annual company-wide Honor Week to recognize those Comtech staff members who are Veterans. As a part of Honor Week, our whole company is sharing appreciation for our former service members in various ways. Each day of the week, Comtech has recognized a different military branch by encouraging employees to wear the branch’s colors and educating our non-Veteran employees on the rich history of each division of the U.S. military.
Throughout the week, Comtech employees have been thanking our Veterans directly in person and by email, engaging in conversations with co-workers who have served in the military over coffee and lunch, and even learned their fight songs! To conclude Honor Week, today some of Comtech’s own Veterans shared their powerful stories of service.
Working alongside men and women who have served in various branches of the U.S. Armed Forces is a great honor. Comtech employees have served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. Presently, approximately 8% of our staff are former service members. We look forward to increasing that number as we continue recruiting efforts at Veteran jobs fairs and investing in our program to help active-duty servicemen and women transition into a role at Comtech.
As a company dedicated to developing top-tier connectivity solutions for our armed forces, we strongly believe there is no greater advantage in combat than communication. The value Veterans bring to our workforce based on their experiences, skills, and expertise is unparalleled. Veterans at Comtech hold various positions including General Manager, Engineers, System Technicians, Operations, and Instructors.
Veterans are represented at the very highest level of our organization: we are fortunate to count Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter, retired Navy flag officer and naval aviator, as a member of our board. Wendi is the first woman aviator to be promoted to admiral in the Navy and is extremely decorated, receiving several unit awards as well as the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (three awards), Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (5 awards), and Navy Achievement Medal.
At Comtech, our commitment to our sons and daughters in uniform expands well beyond ensuring their access to state-of-the-art connectivity solutions. Comtech proudly supports our troops, both current and former, in battle, in the office, and everywhere in between.
Thank you, Veterans, for your invaluable service!
Are you a Veteran looking for more information about careers at Comtech? Please click here and we’ll have our team reach out to learn more about Comtech.