Women in Defense (WID) represents members from defense organizations of every size, all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, government agencies, academia, think tanks, associations, and professional services. Each year, the WID Scholar program awards scholarships to women pursuing degrees in areas ranging from STEM, law and public policy—each with the potential to carve a career path in the defense industry.
This marks the fifth consecutive year of being honored on the list and the first time Comcast NBCUniversal was named at the top of the list. The rise to #1 is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to creating a military-friendly and military-ready environment for our employees.
Merck has been recognized by Military Times as a 2020 “Best for Vets” employer. This year, Merck ranked twenty-fifth out of 144 employers that participated in the survey. It is the sixth consecutive year the company has made the list, which is the most comprehensive annual ranking of the country's best employers and organizations with military-connected employment programs, benefits, and support efforts.
"I’m wearing more hats than ever," says Rebecca Gray, executive director of Military & Veteran Affairs at Comcast NBCUniversal. "And yet I feel like the disparate parts of my life have somehow become unified."
By Rebecca Gray
I’ve always worn a lot of hats. I’m a senior officer in the Air National Guard. I’m an executive at Comcast. I’m a mom of three 15-year-old girls. I solo parent during the week while my husband works in another city.
All of those jobs have become more complicated in recent months, with both coronavirus and a national reckoning on race; I’m also the wife of a black man and the mother of three girls from China.
I’m wearing more hats than ever. And yet I feel like the disparate parts of my life have somehow become unified, for the first time.
Merck is honored that two of their Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs) were recently recognized by Diversity Best Practices for the work they do to drive diversity, equity and inclusion within the company and the communities in which we live and work. The U.S. chapters of the League of Employees of African Descent (LEAD) and the Next Gen Network (NGN) each won a Diversity Best Practices: 2020 Above and Beyond award.
International coffee brand featured in nine Marine bases coast-to-coast.
NEW ORLEANS,July 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans (PJ’s Coffee) has some big news brewing for our men and women in uniform. The brand recently launched a partnership with Sodexo, the world’s leading provider of food services, to feature its coffee in select United States Marine Corps bases across the country, spanning from California to South Carolina. Military personnel can enjoy an array of coffee blends in 51 mess halls and 62 “brew stations,” within nine bases.
“I am not only a member of the Armed Forces. I am a son, a brother, a friend, a member of my community, African American, and proudly gay.” -Booz Allen Senior Business Performance Analyst William Pickens
For many of Booz Allen’s LGBTQ+ employees, military service is another important part of their identity. Founded by a veteran and with veterans representing one-third of its employees, Booz Allen proudly supports its LGBTQ+ military employees—this Pride month and every month. Two of their stories follow.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Chief of Engineers to expand focus on military construction, civil works and strategic growth opportunities
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – With rising demand for more sustainable, resilient infrastructure to support national security efforts and greater economic prosperity, Black & Veatch announced U.S. Army Major General Richard Kaiser has been named Federal Growth Officer.
With more than 33 years of experience as a member of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Kaiser brings deep experience in leading multi-billion dollar domestic and international infrastructure, military construction and environmental programs.