Honoring our veterans
On this Veterans Day we’d like to highlight two of our Global Dimensions warriors, Chief Warrant Officer 4 (US Army retired) Randy Tackett and Command Sergeant Major (US Army retired) Joe Lawson. CW4 Tackett served in Special Operations Command for 26 years with 29 combat deployments. He has continued to serve as a government contactor for the past eight years and is a valued advisor both nationally and internationally. CSM Lawson served as an Intelligence Analyst for over 27 years, having deployed to Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, as well as many others.
What does this Veterans Day mean to Randy?
“Veterans Day is the recognition of all those countless men and women who came before me to shape this great nation of ours, through selfless sacrifice and the anguishes of war. I have never been one who approves of being highlighted for my service and excessive deeds. I am a ‘Quite Professional’, and even though my body, like so many other veterans, is broken, I can unquestionably look in the mirror and say I would jump at the chance to do it all over again. This is what it means to be a Veteran on Veterans Day.”
What does this Veterans Day mean to Joe?
“To me I feel that we should be thankful every day for what GOD has given us and follow His rule to love one another always, but on Veterans Day we can do more and go one step further. On Veterans Day we should make it a point to seek out Veterans, shake their hands and say THANK YOU from the bottom of our heart. The Veteran does not ask for this, but he or she deserves this. The Veteran either was told to serve (drafted) or decided to serve (volunteered for a variety reasons) and performed the mission (job) that was placed in front of him or her. Less than 1% of the population will ever understand what this felt like. “
“The sacrifice of a Veteran is something that a price can’t be put on and our freedom is a result of the sacrifices every Veteran has made. We should also remember to thank the Veteran’s family for supporting them along the way. The family makes a huge sacrifice along with the Veteran. Thinking back to why Veterans Day was established, to celebrate the end of World War 1, to me every Veterans Day is a day I can celebrate our Veterans and their families for all the sacrifices they have made for me and my family. I know that without the Veterans in our communities we would have few or no freedoms for our children and grandchildren to enjoy. I wish you all a happy Veterans Day, now find a Veteran and say THANK YOU!”
We value our veterans
At Global Dimensions, we are proud of our efforts to employ veterans. Our President/CEO of the company, Chris Newton, continues to serve with over 34 years of Active Duty and US Army Reserve time. You can read more about Chris here. Nearly our entire senior staff are veterans. From all of us, we’d like to thank you for your service and wish you the best this Veterans Day.