sec stories: Sec Salutes Veterans

The Securities and Exchange Commission proudly employs 634 veterans of U.S. military service, each with a unique story to tell. Here are a few who shared their thoughts on service as the agency honors veterans and observes Veterans Day.

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The SEC’s 2017 Veterans Day ceremony included the Joint Services Color Guard and the U.S. Army Old Guard’s Fife and Drum Corps.

Ken Adams – Division of Trading and Markets
Former U.S. Army


"The relationships you build in the military are unlike those anywhere."

Annie Cardona – Office of Acquisitions
Former U.S. Army


"I'm especially proud of my family's military service."

Eddie Gerard – Division of Enforcement
U.S. Air Force Reserve


"After 9/11 I deployed out to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom."

Rubin Hantz – Office of the Inspector General
Former U.S. Navy


"My favorite thing about being in the Navy was working with people of many different colors and nationalities."

Robert Matulac – New York Regional Office
U.S. Navy Reserve


"The message I have for everyone out there is: Thank you for your support."

Susan Schneider – Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations
Former U.S. Navy


"I come from a long line of Navy sailors."

Bradley Voorhees – Office of Human Resources
Former U.S. Army


"My most memorable service was as a JAG officer with the 3rd Brigade combat team on the Pakistan Afghanistan border."

Ryan White – Office of Public Affairs
Former U.S. Coast Guard


“Safety first.”

Eric Young – Division of Enforcement
Former U.S. Marine Corps


“I still live and breathe the Marine Corps. Semper fidelis.”