For CRS Veterans, time served in the military means honor and pride on Veterans Day

Written by: Kristin Nilsson, | 10th November 2017 | Comment(s)

Sitting from left: Corinne Weinberger and Mindy Campbell. Standing from Left: Chris Varela and Vince Salazar.

Whether to fulfill their patriotic duty, exercise a rite of passage or to earn money for college, the reasons vary as to why they joined the military. At CRS, we are honored that four of our dedicated employees are veterans of the United States Military.

Mindy Campbell is a CRS Customer Care Specialist with seven years of service at CRS. She served as an Army Medic for three years and a reservist for two more. Many of the skills she developed in the military, such as her ability to organize and her strong work ethic, allow her to be compassionate and caring in helping families in need. Mindy’s father also served in the Army, which lead to her selecting that branch.

Our Sales Support Manager, Chris Varela, also served in the medical field as a Hospital Corpsman in the Navy for six years. His is a military family and his brother is still serving in the Marines. Chris not only felt it was a right of passage, but also the highest honor to serve our nation. Pulling from skills learned in team building and diversity, Chris plays an integral role in the CRS Sales and Marketing Department and we’re not sure how we survived without him.

Stationed throughout Japan, Germany, and other countries for more than seven years as a Marine Paratrooper, Corinne Weinberger now calls Arizona her home. Working at CRS for the past year, she shines as a Collection Specialist and as a liaison to clients. She strongly encourages young people to serve our country because the education and skills you learn are invaluable in everyday life.

Bringing his organization skills learned in the Army, Vince Salazar serves as the voice and face of CRS as a Customer Care Specialist. This traveling music man was a Seargent in the Army Band for six years. He brought melodious joy and laughs to servicemen stationed from California to Japan to Korea, and now spreads his positive vibes to CRS employees and customers alike.

Every day, Veterans set aside their personal dreams and aspirations to assure the freedoms of others. It’s important that we have a day to remember their value and sacrifice and the lessons that come with both.

All Veterans remind us of our potential as Americans to give and at times, give it your all. They are our relatives, friends, neighbors, and co-workers, and they committed to a cause larger than their own by accepting the challenge to defend our nation. Today, and every day, we say THANK YOU.

On this Veterans Day, we salute our Veterans and extend our gratitude for their service.