A Veterans Day salute to our employees who have served in the military

 

Dominion Voice and Data joins its employees and customers nationwide in recognizing Veterans Day and honoring all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces past and present. In honor of Veterans Day, Dominion Voice and Data is highlighting stories shared by employees who have served in the military, and expressing heartfelt thanks for their service.

 

Ryan W_Veterans DayRyan Wardensky, Technology Alignment Manager:

I enlisted as active duty in the Marine Corps in 2006 right out of High School. I was drawn to the Marine Corps since it had the longest boot camp and aligned with my life goal to be as prepared as possible for anything that I faced.

I was a 0651 (Data Network Specialist) and spent a year in Afghanistan in support of Operating Enduring Freedom. After returning from deployment, I became the non-commissioned officer in charge of our unit’s service desk.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the military and it was an honor to serve my country.

 

 

RitchieRichard Stephenson, Pro Services Engineer:

I enlisted in 2003 as a United States Marine. I was motivated to take my life in a new direction and to challenge myself to push my mind and body to the limit.

I originally signed on as an 0612 wireman and graduated at the head of my class and moved up to a 0614 switchboard operator. Once I made my way to the fleet I was moved to direct support with explosive Ordnance disposal team as their direct Gunner.

Along with expensive weapons training I learned about circuits and relays while assisting the EOD team for setting up disposal of IEDs and route clearance.

 

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