Veteran Employment Initiative
Spire’s Veteran Employment Initiative
Spire Integrated Systems has always been passionate about hiring veterans. It’s been an initiative instilled by the CEO of Spire Integrated Systems, Navot Shoresh. Through his own experiences, both in the military and the private sector, he knows firsthand the strength, dedication, and teamwork it takes to serve. These are all qualities Spire looks for in their employees.
Whether a veteran is just transitioning out of the military, or has been part of the civilian workforce for a while, Spire believes in the importance of investing in the skills of our veteran population. In 2018, Spire was certified by the Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency as a Bronze Level status of the Veteran Friendly Employee program. The program recognizes employers that commit to military veteran recruitment, training and retention while helping them with their efforts.
Spire is proud to recognize the following Spire employee Veterans:
Michelle Richardson served in the U.S. Air Force from April 1990 – March 1995. She first served as an Information Specialist under the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon in Washington DC. She later was transferred to Dyess AFB, Abilene Texas where she served as the Head Information Specialist where she was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal. She was honorably discharged in 1995 as an E-4.
Juan Garcia served in the U.S. Marine Corps from March 2005 – June 2009. He served as an Infantry and Artillery man for 2 years including 2 tours to Iraq and Japan in 2005. In mid 2007, he completed his training to become a Range and Guardian Angel Coach and was certified in Rifle, Pistol, and Machine gun training. He finished his service with a final tour to Iraq as the Non- Commissioned Officer In Charge of RDF Fallujah and was honorably discharged as a Corporal in 2009.
Patrick Wight served 7 years in the United States Navy from 2006 – 2013. He served as an Aviation Boatswains Mate Aircraft Director and was responsible for managing the flight deck during flight operations, the personnel on the flight deck as well as managing the movement of aircraft. From 2006-2009 he served on the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk and the U.S.S. George Washington while stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. From 2009-2012 he served on the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan in San Diego, California. During his time served, he completed 3 deployments in hostile territory and multiple other deployments at sea. The remainder of his time was spent working with the Navy S.E.A.L. SWCC Scout team in Coronado and California, recruiting future Navy Seal candidates until he received an Honorable Discharge on New Years Eve 2012.
Visit our careers page for more information on the Spire Veteran Employment Initiative.