DRS, Inc. would like to recognize the tremendous sacrifices military members, veterans and their families have made for our nation. They have often faced significant challenges as they transitioned back to civilian life or seek to balance their careers with continued service in the Guard or Reserve. We would like to extend our deepest thanks to those of you who serve — or have served in the Armed Forces. Your efforts and sacrifices make a difference. Thanks to all of you, our country is stronger, and the world is a better place.
Approximately 20% of DRS’ workforce are military veterans. We would also like to show our support of military veterans currently employed at DRS by spotlighting their accomplishments on our website on a monthly basis. The veteran we would like for you to get to know this month is:
I am originally from a small town called Lebanon, IL; it’s part of the St. Louis, MO region. I enlisted in the Air Force and the Air National Guard. I was active duty with the Air Force from September 2000 to May 2005 and rejoined the Air National Guard in April 20092006 to February 2009. I held a Senior Airman/ E-4 while active duty and a Staff Sergeant/, E-5 ranking in the Guard.
While serving in the military I held the following jobs: Computer Systems Support Technician, Helpdesk Technician, Computer Inventory Clerk and Mail Distribution Clerk. I’ve earned Airman of the Month and Quarter awards while serving.
While in the military I was stationed in the following locations: Biloxi, MS,; Wichita Falls, TX; Saudi Arabia; Geilenlsenkirchen, Germany; Belleville, IL; and Oklahoma City, OK.
I am most proud of joining the military at a young age and gaining a responsible foundation. I learned many computer skills that I did not have before entering. I’m proud of having the ability to travel to many places and meet different kinds of people who all played a major part in my life.
I was the first person to join the military in my immediate family. Since I’ve joined and left, other members have joined the Army and Air Force. I met my husband while serving in Germany. My husband, William, is now an Air Force retiree with 23 years of service. My father- in-law served in the Air Force and I have father figures and male mentors who have served in the Army.