Carrying on family traditions, 6,000 employees have served in the military
Jul 18, 2013
Six thousand veterans, National Guard and Reserve members currently work at Bank of America. Many came from generations of family members who served in World War II, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, and who were their inspiration for joining the armed forces.
As the current generation of veterans comes home, Bank of America is committed to hiring a significant number—2000 in 2013. Jeff Cathey, Senior Military Affairs Executive at the bank, spent 29 years in the military, and his father, brothers and sister all served. He says that the bank is dedicated to reintegrating these returning veterans into the workforce by helping provide housing and jobs, and addressing critical needs.
Monica Gupta, a bank employee and member of the National Guard who served in Iraq as part of Operation New Dawn, found it to be an experience that tested her in every way. She says proudly, “I’m the first in my family to serve. Hopefully I get to start my own tradition of military service.”
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