The Meaning of Service
Senior Vice President, U.S. Public Sector
Thought Leadership, Public Sector
The Meaning of Service
Within Cisco’s U.S. Public Sector team, our mission is to enable those who protect, serve and educate. We are incredibly passionate about working with the military, government officials and educators – the people who give so much of themselves to strengthen their communities and improve the citizen experience. We also benefit from having so many on our team who are Veterans. For this Veterans Day, we asked our Veterans to raise their hand and tell us what being a Veteran means to them. So, I figured I’d let our Veterans do all the “talking” in this blog. Here are just a sampling from our Veteran workforce.
Being a veteran to me means the willingness to give of yourself to a purpose greater than you. –Doug Moore, Systems Engineer
A veteran is someone that at one point in time was willing to give up everything including their own life to defend our great nation. – Roger Pardo, Consulting Engineer
Being a veteran to me means that I have achieved the ultimate success in life - by serving my country with honor, dignity and respect. –Candice Olson, Systems Engineer
Being a veteran means that I belong to a special group of men and women that were willing to do things beyond and above themselves, often at great cost, for the greater good of their fellow citizens, and I continue to be humbled to work and serve alongside them. –Rick Noonan, Account Manager
Being a veteran means to me that, at the end of my days, I can look back over my shoulder with confidence that I’ve served in a way that matters, and to protect and defend innocent and those standing in the light of justice, and to have done the hard thing against those that would bring evil upon us. –John Morris, Business Development
Being a veteran to me means I was honored to work with people that placed service over self, a very humbling experience. –Tina Swallow, Services Director
Being a veteran means honor, sacrifice, service before self, and setting an example for those who choose America as their home. –Staley Faulkner, Client Services Manager
Our Veterans make our team stronger, closer and focused. For that, and for your dedicated service to our country, thank you.
It’s not just the U.S. Public Sector team. Cisco values Veterans immensely, which is why we are committed to providing them resources to excel in their professional and personal lives. Our Veterans Employee Resource Organization (ERO) sponsors many events around the country in support of these brave men and women, from hiring, training and mentorship events, to care package drives and more. To learn more, click here.