The President of the United States has proclaimed May as National Military Appreciation Month to remind us all of the important sacrifices the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces have made to defend our nation’s freedom. That includes all branches of the services, the National Guard and Reserves, plus retirees, veterans, and all of their families – well over 90 million Americans who have sacrificed to safeguard our nation for more than 230 years.
At BAE Systems, National Military Appreciation Month has special meaning, as many of our employees are veterans who joined us after serving. Several are reservists who remain ready to answer the call to return to duty. Many of these vets continue to support the military’s daily operations as contractors. Throughout the month of May, we will be highlighting the stories of individual BAE Systems veteran employees, as they share how they plan to Remember, Honor, and Support their fellow service members this month. Today, we are profiling Wes Green, Program Director of ISR Analysis within our Intelligence and Security Sector’s Global Intelligence & Operations Link to (Id:1429027246849;Type:BAEDetailPageCnt_C) business. Green oversees a group of employees that provide 24/7 ISR Analytical support to US Military Operations. Prior to joining BAE Systems, Green was also a Captain in the U.S. Air Force.
How does your current work support our nation’s service members?
We work in concert with our government partners in order to provide consistent and timely Intelligence analysis to support overseas contingency operations.
As a veteran, how does it feel to your work is continuing to support our troops?
Our work counts for our customers. Every day I come in knowing that I’m supporting impactful work that has a direct impact on our service members. Knowing this provides me with a tremendous sense of professional pride.
What does National Military Appreciation Month mean to you?
This month is an opportunity to remember my friends and colleagues still deployed and currently serving around the world.
If you could send one message to every military member, what would it be?
Please stay safe, and stay focused. We appreciate your work, and the sacrifices you make every day.
National Military Appreciation Month of May recognizes all military personnel who have served throughout our history, and those who are now serving in uniform. The month includes a number of special days, to include: Loyalty Day (May 1), Public Service Recognition Week (May 5-10), Victory in Europe Day (May 8), Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 10), Armed Forces Day (May 18), and Memorial Day (May 27).
For additional information about National Military Appreciation Month, visit www.nmam.org.