Thursday, November 11, 2021, Veterans Day, is a United States holiday set aside to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Here at Metron Support Services, we honor all veterans and current members of the Armed Forces. We want to thank them all for their service and are proud of those who now work with our team.
What made you decide to join the military?
Joel Riling, United States Navy - 26 years
I always wanted to fly and my father had served in the Navy during WWII.
Dan Holmstadt, United States Army - 8 years
I was 19. I wanted to expand my horizons and see what I was
capable of achieving.
Cory Concannon, United States Army - 6 years and National Guard - 3 years
I always knew I wanted to serve from a young age and knew it was something I had to do.
Clay Hollingshead, United States Marine Corps- 6 years
I joined because I had a strong sense of responsibility to serve my country and make something of my life. I was the first of my family to join the USMC, while all of my other family members who joined were in the Army.
Ashley Tabor, United States Army - 6 years
I always wanted to help people. Also, I saw a group of soldiers in a parade and I remember thinking that's what I wanted to do when I grew up. Then once I got into the Army, I went all in and tried to outdo myself. That's why I went to Airborne school. 150 jumps later and my whole body hurts, but I am really glad I did it.
Ben Klein, United States Army - 4 years and Air National Guard EOD - current
I always had the want to serve. I completed my freshman year of college at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and decided now was the time. But, I wanted to make it worthwhile and do something exciting, so I decided to enlist and start the path to becoming an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (my mom wasn't happy with the choice).