A Tribute to Bobbitt Veterans

A Tribute to Our Veteran Employees

Did you know over 10% of Bobbitt employees are veterans?

This Veteran’s Day we want to take the time to thank not only our own who have served but all veterans for their dedication to our country. Your service, bravery and commitment to protecting our freedoms never go unnoticed. Veteran’s Day is November 11. Don’t forget to thank the veterans in your life for all they have done.

Meet Bobbitt’s Military Veterans

Jim Bell
Years of Service: 4 years
Branch of Service: Army

Jim was commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1997 as a Combat Engineer. Most of his service was at Fort Lewis in Washington State. He started as a Sapper Platoon Leader, helping to shape the battlefield. He then led a Support Platoon whose mission was to build roads and trails as well as fortify defensive positions for Armor, Infantry and Field Artillery. “The Army was an incredible experience. The military is an amazing leveler of people. It matters not where you come from, only what you can bring to the team and what you can accomplish as a team. I learned leadership, creative problem-solving and discipline.”

don bobbitt military

Don Terry
Years of Service: 3 years
Branch of Service: Navy

Don was in the U.S. Navy from May 1990 until May 1993. He was a jet engine technician with a P-3 squadron in Barbers Point, HI. He deployed to Adak, AK, and Mesawa, Japan. Don was also in the Desert Storm mine sweeps in the Persian Gulf. “Being in the military gives you a drive and direction that most will never understand or appreciate.”

john bobbitt military

John Rowley
Years of Service: 6 years
Branch of Service: Army

John spent 6 years in the U.S. Army serving as a combat medic. He trained in SC, AL, FL, TX, WY and LA and successfully completed one tour in Afghanistan. “The training I received and my ability to function under extremely stressful situations has definitely helped me as a superintendent running multiple fast-paced projects that require extreme attention to detail.”

wade bobbitt military

Wade Bemis
Years of Service: 5 years
Branch of Service: Navy

Wade joined the U.S. Navy in November of 1974 at the age of 17. He first went to boot camp in Orlando, FL, and later to school in Millington, TN, to become an Aviation Electronic Technician.  After school, Wade was sent to Fresno, CA, for more training on A-7 Corsair. He visited Spain, Italy, Sicily, France, Monaco and a few other Mediterranean ports. “I learned a lot at a young age as a third generation military brat. I learned about organization, commitment and pride.”

andy bobbitt military

Andy Speck
Years of Service: 3 years
Branch of Service: Army

Andy served as an Engineer Officer with the U.S. Army assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Ft. Campbell, KY. Andy developed and executed the plans for missions, which required creativity, critical thinking and clear communication of the plan to those executing it. “It was a great leadership experience because in spite of what a lot of people believe about the military, it wasn’t a matter of just following orders.”

roy bobbitt military

Roy Hensley
Years of Service: 4 years
Branch of Service: Army

Roy joined the army in 1981 in Fayetteville, NC. He went to boot camp at Fort Knox, KY, and became a 19D P4, which meant he was a Cavalry Scout with extra skills. Roy began working with tanks and helicopters. He then moved to Fort Riley, KS, to Custer Hill and the 4th Cavalry division. “Even though my service was during peace time and I never saw real combat, I trained for it every day.”

cooper bobbitt military

Cooper Beal
Years of Service: 7 years
Branch of Service: Navy

Cooper joined the U.S. Navy in September 2008. He became a member of the U.S. Navy Seabees, the construction force for the Navy. Cooper was a part of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 while on active duty. He performed base construction for the Marines on deployment to Afghanistan. This provided the Marines with shower facilities and HVAC for their sleeping quarters. “I learned leadership skills and how to manage construction jobs when materials take four plus weeks to be shipped.”