On November 11, 1918, World War I ended. The fighting stopped on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, and the seeds of what is now Veterans Day were planted. Like so many historic military moments, it became an important American tradition.
As the nation observes Veterans Day on Saturday, November 11, we honor the many veterans who have transitioned from military service into a civil service career at the U.S. DOT Volpe Center.
Nearly 10 percent of the Volpe Center’s federal workforce has served in the U.S. military. These individuals have held a wide variety of positions, from serving as a Green Beret with the U.S. Special Forces to working for two decades in the U.S. Air Force as a dental technician.
Volpe Center staff bring technical expertise in computer security, aviation, and contracting; while serving, they developed invaluable leadership and management skills, perseverance, and a global perspective.
Meet some of the veterans who work at the Volpe Center and join us in honoring their contributions, then and now.