At Safelite AutoGlass, we are extremely thankful to our military men and women, and their families, for serving our country and providing and protecting the freedoms we enjoy as American citizens. Too many of our veterans are unemployed and we feel a sense of responsibility to be part of the solution. That’s why we’re a member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition of companies committed to hire 100,000 veterans by 2020. Each member has committed to hire veterans, report their hiring number on a quarterly basis and share best practices.
With that in mind, we’d like to shine a spotlight on those who are already employed by Safelite who have served or are currently serving in the military.
We think they are crucial to our company because their skills and traits align closely with what we need from our employees. We recognize our performance is powered by our people who deliver customer service excellence through integrity, commitment, teaming, expertise and drive for extraordinary results. Hiring veterans with these traits just makes sense and is the right thing to do for our customers, our business and our nation.
Safelite in the Service: Gary Roeske, District Manager
Years at Safelite: 14
Branch: U.S. Army
Years of service: Five
Locations: Ft. Monmouth – Eatontown, New Jersey | Coleman Barracks – Manheim, Germany
Gary Roeske saw the military as an opportunity to get the training and education he needed to be successful.
Gary spent five years in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant, working as Team Chief of a multi-channel line-of-sight communication terminal. Stationed in the Coleman Barracks in Manheim Germany, Gary was responsible for providing telephone communication to his commanders. In the case of war time, his unit would have supported the Commanding General of the Seventh Army.
“We were a NATO unit, so I had the experience of working with soldiers from other NATO countries,” he said.
The military built self-confidence and instilled discipline for Gary, two characteristics that help him each day as District Manager. The different cultures he encountered through NATO help him relate to the diverse backgrounds of his Safelite associates.
“Serving in the military was a great experience for me and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to do so,” he said.
Thank you, Gary, for your service! To learn more about starting a career at Safelite, visit SafeliteCareers.com.