Veteran's Employee Resource Group

VERG

Our Veteran's Employee Resource Group provides veteran employees a safe place to meet, collaborate and learn. This mentoring platform allows veterans to learn how to build a civilian career and navigate their professional lives.

VERG educates non-veteran employees about the valuable assets veterans bring to work, helps dispel myths around the military experience, and elevates the company’s brand as a Veteran Friendly Employer. 

VERG provides:

  • A leader who champions the issues, needs and opportunities of the group, as well as identifies gaps in resources.
  • A clear purpose by providing mentoring and support to veteran employees.
  • Resources to create program materials, build online tools (websites, blogs, chat forums) and host networking and educational events.
  • Feedback mechanisms for comments and support, which helps create a culture of inclusivity and commitment among veteran employees.
  • Meetings to discuss VERG events, match vets with buddies, etc.

Vet Buddies

VERG provides support and camaraderie for veteran employees by buddying up with others who have shared experiences. Vet buddies are matched based on business unit. Each mentor:

  • Assists with personal and professional growth in the company
  • Helps adjust to the civilian workplace
  • Provides feedback on the system for future improvements

Events

  • Lunch and Learns: In the Uniform to Suits program, a board member and veteran was scheduled to speak on the transition from military life to civilian life.  

  • Military Benefit Education: Veterans Administration (VA) speaker is scheduled to talk with our vets about benefits available to them through the VA.

  • Veteran's Day Event: This year, CEO Matt Keegan is scheduled to speak to VERG on Veteran's Day, November 11.


Hiring our heroes

Connects the military community—service members, military spouses and veterans—with American businesses to create economic opportunity and a strong, diversified workforce. 

DoD Skillbridge

Leonardo Electronics US is a proud participant in the DoD SkillBridge program.  The program is an opportunity for Service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of service. SkillBridge provides an invaluable chance to gain real-world job experiences in civilian career areas. Learn more or apply today.

 

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Transition Employment Assistance for Military Spouses (TEAMS) is a series of workshops designed to help military spouses develop a career path or job search plan. These virtual workshops are individually tailored to each person's unique needs.  

 

Employment Navigator & Partnership Plan

Providing one-on-one assistance to transitioning service members and their spouses, Employment Navigator (EN) and Partnership Pilot (ENPP) provide resources and guidance to help these individuals find their ideal career path.

2022 Miliatry Friendly Employer Award

Our Featured Vets

Vincent Sievert

Vincent Sievert 
Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist

Vincent Sievert is responsible for ensuring compliance with all government and state safety regulations and industry standards within the facility. His main focus is on the health and safety of all Leonardo employees through daily evaluations and inspections of the workplace. He is also responsible for emergency response and all hazmat related incidents.

While in the service, he maintained three different Air Force Specialty Codes, first as a crew chief on the KC-135R Stratotanker, as a Military Training Leader working with both the F35 training school and the Explosive Ordinance Disposal school, and as a Bioenvironmental Engineering Technician. As a Bio Tech he worked in industrial hygiene, environmental protection, radiation protection, and as an emergency responder.

In 2020, Vincent Sievert retired from the Air Force after 21 years of service. He currently resides in Tucson Arizona with his wife and two sons.


Mac

William M. “Mac” Wilkinson
Director of Business Development for Special Operations and Army Aviation

As a former US Army Aviator, retired Colonel Mac Wilkinson has served in Air Cavalry, Air Assault, Special Operations, Mechanized Infantry and Armor Divisions. He is qualified as a both a US Army Scout Pilot as well as a Blackhawk Pilot with which he commanded aviation units from Platoon to a Battalion.

Upon Col. (Ret) Wilkinson’s retirement as the Director of Future Concepts at USSOCOM, he joined Radiance Technologies Inc. where he served for over seven years helping to test, develop and transition the Radiance Gunshot Detection system into the US Apache Helicopter known as the GFAS or Gun Fire Acquisition System.

In March 2010, Col. (Ret) Wilkinson joined the management team at SELEX Galileo where he has served as a business developer for specialized SOF Training, SOF Specific Sensor Applications, and Airborne Electro-Optical devices. Mac currently as the Director of Business Development for EW applications for Army Aviation and US Special Operations.