Secretary Steven Chu hosts more than a dozen former service members to thank them for their continued service to America. | Courtesy of the Energy Department
Veterans from the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and the National Guard who work at the Department of Energy met Wednesday with Secretary Steven Chu, who hosted more than a dozen former service members to thank them for their continued service to America.
“Veterans provide a great service,” Secretary Steven Chu reflected after the event. “They fight in our wars; they sacrifice everything to ensure that we are free and that we have the life we have.”
The former service members present, many of them members of the Department’s Veterans Task Force, work in diverse areas of the Department, including the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Graphics, The Office of Economic Impact and Diversity and many others.
Veteran Alvan Majors, who co-founded the Veteran's Task Force and currently works as a Mail Support Service Specialist for the Department, echoed Secretary Chu's sentiment that veterans have critical and unique skills that make them valuable assets in government. “We believe that the discipline and the education that our folks have can be transferred over to meet the Department’s mission,” Majors said. “They have skills that can be used here in the federal government."