Print2014 Commencement Address at the University of Texas at Austin
By: Admiral William H. McRaven
An amazing motivational speech that offers clear paths for our nation’s youth to pursue in their future lives: A Must See!
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Veterans of the United States Military bring to the business world a proven ability to deliver technical and organizational skills derived through years of training in the military. They have the ability to quickly learn new skills and tasks and be an integral part of any organization. Veterans understand practical ways to manage and achieve goals. They are trained to lead by example as well as through direction, delegation, motivation and inspiration ... HIRE A VETERAN!
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1960 - 1966
During his senior year in high school, Michael joined the U.S. Navy Reserve and the summer after graduation he went to basic training (boot camp) at the U.S. Naval Training Center, San Diego, California. After boot camp, Michael was assigned to the U.S. Naval Hospital Corps School, at the Naval Hospital in Balboa Park, San Diego. Upon graduation from Hospital Corps School, Michael was deployed to the USS Haven AH-12 (Axillary Hospital), located in Long Beach California. While stationed aboard the Hospital Ship, Michael was assigned to ward duty providing hands-on nursing patient care. Later he was transferred to Medical Records, where he transcribed medical dictations into permanent medical records. Later Michael was transferred to the Emergency Room where he provided daily E.R. technician duties and emergency services, such as performing minor surgery and suturing patients’ wounds. Michael received two commendations in 1962 and an honorable discharge in 1966: Letters of Commendation
Michael Poles is currently active with the Hollywood Post 43 American Legion and the Navy League of the United States and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Beverly Hills Council, where he serves as the Public Affairs Officer (PAO), Web Master and 1st Place Winner of the 2011 Donald M. Mackie Award for the Best Small Council Website: www.bevhillsnavyleague.org
U.S. Navy Aviation Fire Control Technician 1963 -1966
In that summer of 1963: Bob Hawthorne graduated from high school, got his first job for an architect, joined the Navy, had his first airplane ride (to boot camp), and turned 18. Looking back, it’s also when he started to become a man. In a lifetime perspective, those three short years in the Navy were filled with a lifetime of learning, experience and adventure. From day-one in boot camp, Bob learned that he was part of a team and what he did or did not do mattered and sometimes had life and death consequences. From standing fire watch during boot camp in old WW-II wood frame barracks while others slept, to manning his duty station during general quarters on the aircraft carrier, USS Constellation CV-64, in the South China Sea off of Vietnam during the summer of 1966, he understood, if he did not do his job, other lives were at stake. In his squadron, RVAH-6, they were all brothers and as brothers had each other’s backs. Along with Bob's upbringing as a child of God, those short three years gave Bob the core of who he is professionally as an architect, and as a husband, father and grandfather. Over the years, Robert Hawthorne worked professionally with many veterans and has never been disappointed. "I only have one life’s regret - that I did not stay in touch with my Band of Brothers from those three years in this man’s Navy.”
U.S. Government Contractor in South Vietnam 1965 - 1975
Construction Cost Estimator & Projects' Manager RMk-BRJ
Despite not having worn the uniform of the U.S. military, Charles Munroe, III served nearly ten years in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War from 1965 until the evacuation in April, 1975. Mr. Munroe worked as a project estimator in Vietnam with Government Contractor Raymond, Morrison-Knudson, Brown, Root & Jones (RMK-BRJ) on a wide variety of military projects including bridges, airfields, harbor facilities, barracks, hospitals and reinforced bunkers. In 1968 Charles served a year with the U.S. Navy officer in charge of construction (OICC) in Saigon, Vietnam and was charged with management of bridge construction and road development before returning to RMk-BRJ in 1969. In addition to Vietnam, Mr. Munroe has worked on projects in Alaska, Paris France, Teheran, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He has developed estimating software, taught estimating at universities and written numerous articles on estimating.
U.S. Navy Radioman 1997 - 2001
During his four year tour of duty, Richard served aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 throughout the Western Pacific. Richard was responsible for all ship's computer and satellite systems' information technology duties. He also was a "Grape" ( wore purple colors to identify his job on the flight deck) fueling aircraft during flight operations. Richard Stroble reached the highest enlisted (non-commissioned officer) rank of E-5 in four years.
Mr. Stroble is the president of Solution Syndicate, LLC and he has provided his skilful computer knowledge by maintaining all computer networks for MPGroup. We highly recommend him and thank him for not only his service in the U.S. Navy, but also for a job well done on behalf of MPGroup computer systems.