Honoring Republic’s Veterans

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Honoring Republic’s Veterans

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] In honor of Veterans Day, we want to recognize all veterans who have served our country, especially the heroes who work alongside us each day.

This week, we are showcasing select employees who have served in our nation’s military. We conducted a “Roll Call” last month and the responses were inspiring – we hope you think so, too! Please check back each day this week as we share experiences, quotes and photos from our veterans.
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Vice President, Business Development - Phoenix, AZ
Employee since January 2014
Military Branch, position: U.S. Army, Captain Airborne Infantry
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] What was the most important lesson you learned in the Military?
Appreciate what you have. During my deployments overseas, you see people living in extreme poverty and hostile environments that make you appreciate the life and opportunities that are provided for us in America.

What does the American flag mean to you?
It is a symbol of the sacrifices so many men and women have endured to provide the freedom we live with every day.
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Facilities/Office Services Manager – Phoenix, AZ
Employee since October 2015
Military Branch, position: United States Air Force, First Sergeant
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] What are the most important lessons you learned in the Military?
Order and discipline, being responsible for my actions, and the importance of integrity

How has your service experience impacted you?
My 24-year military career has given me life experiences and knowledge that I would not trade for anything.

Did you gain skills and training that have helped benefit you in your role at Republic?
Yes, I credit my mechanical, technical skills training, management and leadership training, and mentoring from great leaders for who I am today.    

What does the American flag mean to you?
It is the greatest symbol of freedom on earth
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[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Robert M.
Operations Manager - Bullhead City, AZ
Employee since April 2017
Military Branch, position: U.S. Marine Core, T.O.W. Gunner
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] What was the most important lesson you learned in the Military?
Accept any opportunities given to you. Your actions will determine your future.

What does the American flag mean to you?
Pride, respect, integrity, valor, hardiness and perseverance.

How has your service experience impacted you?
Without it I would have never become the person I am today.
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Heavy Equipment Mechanic - Sarona, WI
Republic employee since: January 2003
Military Branch, position: U.S. Army, Platoon Sergeant
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“I have served in five countries and six states on active duty Army in Combat Arms as a tank driver, loader, gunner, Tank Commander, and Platoon Sergeant. Through the many years, I was privileged to serve with others during the Falling of the Berlin Wall, Gulf War, and Korea - and many other deployments that took me away from family. I never thought I would be back in uniform, but now I wear the Republic Services star and have been with the company going on 16 years.”

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] How has your service experience impacted you? 
I see the world in a very different view now and understand why the USA is the greatest nation. I have a heartfelt respect for all veterans, both past and future.
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[/av_textblock] [/av_one_full] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='800px' custom_border_color='#d01947' custom_margin_top='10px' custom_margin_bottom='10px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Today’s featured veterans include Mark C., Vice President of Corporate Security, Phoenix, AZ; and Tony M., Municipal Sales Manager, Springfield, IL.
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Mark C.
Vice President of Corporate Security - Phoenix, AZ
Employee since: May 2016
Military Branch, position:  U.S. Air Force, Captain; ICBM Nuclear Launch Officer
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] What does the American flag mean to you?
For me, the flag is very personal. As a third-generation military officer, I grew up respecting the flag.  I am proud of our country and take great pride in everything it represents. Not a day goes by where I do not feel blessed to have been born in the United States. Likewise, I understand the freedoms we enjoy and realize they are not free; and could easily be lost within a generation. Our flag is special and should never be taken for granted. It represents all that is good, all that is just and all that is honorable. It characterizes the struggles and prosperities our country has undertaken, and it should serve as a reminder for all of the men and women who have stood watch and fought to preserve freedom in our society.
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Municipal Sales Manager - Springfield, IL
Employee since July 2018
Military Branch, position: IL Air National Guard, 21th EIS First Sergeant
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“I started in the IL Air National Guard after high school. My first taste of being activated for the Air Force was in college. I was shipped to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan where I was part of Operation Enduring Freedom which supported the war in Afghanistan. At the age of 21, I was officially a veteran. I was proud of what I was doing. Today, I am still in the Air National Guard with a few more activations under my belt. I am about to be deployed again for six months. The big difference now is I am leaving my 6-year-old little girl.  Fortunately, we have things like Facetime to help us stay connected. The hope is this will be my last deployment.

Republic has been great working with me and supporting me prior to my deployment. My local management team and Area Manager have been 100% behind me. I can’t thank Republic enough for the support I have been given.”

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[/av_textblock] [/av_one_full] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-thin' custom_width='800px' custom_border_color='#d01947' custom_margin_top='10px' custom_margin_bottom='10px' icon_select='no' custom_icon_color='#d01947' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Today’s featured veterans include Matthew L., Division Human Resources Manager, Tucson, AZ; and Wenda M., Receptionist, Ringgold, GA.
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Matthew L.
Division Human Resources Manager - Tucson, AZ
Employee since July 2018
Military Branch, position: U.S. Air Force, Staff Sergeant
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] What was the most important lesson you learned in the Military?
The importance of self-sacrifice for the betterment and recognition of those around you. It’s not about how I am doing, it is about how “we” are doing.

How has your service experience impacted you?
For me, the greatest impact that my service made on me was the life lesson that you have to continue fighting for what you want. Nothing is handed out if not deserved; everything must be earned.

Did you gain skills and training that have helped benefit you in your role at Republic?
Absolutely! I was able to attend a number of professional development courses which have taught me valuable skills that I use daily, such as leadership, interviewing, investigation, conflict management, situational management, public speaking, and many others.

What does the American flag mean to you?  
The American flag represents everything our country was founded on – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We were founded as a country of different people pursuing a common goal to be free and happy, so go out and find your happy.
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Receptionist, Ringgold, GA
Employee since February 2018
Military Branch, position: U.S. Navy – Aviation Maintenance
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“I served in the U.S. Navy, joining my senior year of high school. I served from October 1983 until June 1995, traveling the world, meeting people from all over the globe and experiencing many new and very different cultures. I served as an Aviation Maintenance, known as an AZ (doing everything from A to Z). I had many unforgettable experiences – loss of aircraft and shipmates, days without rest, round-the-clock watch standing in temperatures from -20 degrees to 115 degrees. Yes, I missed funerals, weddings, births of family members, class reunions and more back home, but I was serving and protecting so others could enjoy these freedoms. I have no regrets, only honor and pride for the time I gave. God Bless America and all who have served!”

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] What does the American flag mean to you?  
FREEDOM! Yes, I know that is cliché, but I do not think anyone can fully understand the word freedom until you have seen where they do not have it. People not allowed to walk outside or on the streets except at set times, children forbidden or not given a chance to go to school, music not allowed in public, clothing and religion dictated by the government, food limited by monetary amounts per family, per week, wages being turned over to the government as soon as they are earned with a very small amount given to the worker, water usage controlled by complete shut off, perimeters guarded by armed guards 24/7, and so much more. Again, I say, my flag means freedom.
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[/av_textblock] [av_hr class='custom' height='50' shadow='no-shadow' position='center' custom_border='av-border-fat' custom_width='800px' custom_border_color='#003660' custom_margin_top='30px' custom_margin_bottom='30px' icon_select='yes' custom_icon_color='#d01947' icon='ue808' font='entypo-fontello' admin_preview_bg=''] [av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' padding='0px' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' background_color='' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display=''] [av_textblock size='' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Today’s featured veterans are Trenton S., IT Senior Lead Internal Auditor, Phoenix, AZ; and Will H., Operations Manager, Beaumont, TX.
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Trenton S.
IT Senior Lead Internal Auditor - Phoenix, AZ
Employee since April 2016
Military Branch, position: Air National Guard, In-flight Refueler
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Did you gain skills and training in the military that have benefited you in your role at Republic?
While ‘Attention to Detail’ has been paramount in my military role as a Boom Operator, it also has been instrumental in my role as an IT Auditor.  Auditing application code and IT security control configurations require a high level of focus and scrutiny that are critical to finding gaps and deficiencies in our business and IT processes which can ultimately affect shareholder confidence.

What does the American flag mean to you?
To me, the American flag symbolizes that there is a place in this world where people from all walks of life have come together in this attempt to live freely and of their own choosing, with the ability to have an opinion that can affect real change. I have served in locations where the very thought of being able to voice your opinion over the most seeming egregious issue, even if you are the victim, can lead to imprisonment or execution. Although our country is not perfect with its myriad of political issues and ideological challenges that must still be overcome, I firmly believe that it is still the only place with boundless opportunities and a limitless future.
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Operations Manager - Beaumont, TX
Employee since May 2006
Military Branch, position: U.S. Marine Corps, Sergeant (Refueler); U.S. Army, Staff Sergeant (Horizontal Engineer)
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"I served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2002 to 2006 as a logistics vehicle system operator and refueler with two combat deployments to Iraq. I left the Marine Corps with the rank of Sergeant. I then did six years in the Army Reserve from 2011 to 2017 as a horizontal engineer based in Scottsdale, AZ. I left the Army with the rank of Staff Sergeant."

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] What was the most important lesson you learned in the Military?
It taught me that everyone, no matter what their position is, matters; and as leaders, we must never forget where we came from and make sure that even the entry-level person has the tools to be successful.
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How Veterans Day Began

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