Every veteran who works at Suffolk has a unique story. Hear in Brent’s words how he got to where he is today.
I was in the Army for 12 years. I deployed to Iraq twice—once with the Army, once as a private security contractor—and Afghanistan once. I completed schools for Army Ranger, Airborne, Air Assault, and Pathfinder, plus Special Forces basic combat training. On active duty, I was a forward observer for 10th Special Forces Group. That meant I was tasked to go out into the area of operations for a few days before the rest of the team. We’d plan out landing zones, escape routes, everything.
I got my degree from Marshall University, then Suffolk was my first construction job. I found that the leadership I learned in the Army transitioned to the jobsite: how you approach people, how you talk to them, how you have tough conversations. Plus, the amount of first aid and medical experience I learned in the military helps me in my safety role. I’m a big proponent of learning and getting as much education as possible. If you don’t know something, you can’t be afraid to ask.
I appreciate the gratitude that Suffolk has showed toward veterans. People believe in me, and it’s been great to be part of the opportunities here.
Veterans are essential, valued members of the Suffolk family. If you’re interested in learning more and joining our team, click here.