Hiring Our Heroes: Sergeant Major Gregg Mitchell
This summer, Cox Communications is pleased to partner with Hiring our Heroes to provide help and support to veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses as they find meaningful employment opportunities outside of their military careers. Through the Corporate Fellowship Program, Cox is providing on the job training and helping our service members bridge the gap between their military service and civilian careers.
We sat down, virtually of course, with some of those participants to see how their time at Cox is going and what advice they have for others in the military who are looking to begin their civilian careers. Today, hear from Sergeant Major Gregory (Gregg) Mitchell.
Q: Can you tell me a little bit about your military careers?
G: I served in the Marine Corps for 30 years. I rose through the ranks and achieved the highest rank of Sergeant Major. I joined 8 August 1990. I have been part of Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Just Cause, Operation Iraq Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and the War on Terrorism. I have traveled all over Europe, South America, Africa, and the Middle East/ South West Asia. I was an Infantryman by trade and was awarded numerous awards to include a combat action ribbon.
Q: What are some of the challenges you and other members of the military face when trying to get civilian jobs?
G: Trying to adjust to a new norm. Matching and translating our skill sets to the civilian sector.
Q: How are Hiring Our Heroes and Cox helping to solve some of those challenges?
G: By allowing us to fellowship and working with individuals within organizations to work alongside, so that we can show our attributes.
Q: How has your experience been with Cox so far?
G: Awesome! The team that I’ve been working with has been very supportive and flexible. All the team members are very knowledgeable and patient with all the challenges that we’ve faced. They have been welcoming and eager to spin and train us up on processes and procedures. They have welcomed the veterans with open arms and been very appreciative of our service.
Thanks to Sergeant Major Gregg Mitchell for his time and sharing his story. Click here to read more stories about life at Cox or visit our Veterans page to learn more.