AlliedBarton is proud of our employees who served in the military. We invite you to read the testimonials below to hear about their experiences working for AlliedBarton.
Richard S. Chadwell
Assistant Account Manager
I recently retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and joined the AlliedBarton team. I could not have found a better group of professionals to work with, who have gone above and beyond to make this transition smooth and painless. I honestly thought that I was leaving behind the camaraderie, professionalism and a sense of family that I knew throughout the military when I left the ranks. AlliedBarton has demonstrated, numerous times each day, that this team is more than a company... it's a family!
As an Account Manager for AlliedBarton, I am so proud to be involved with a company that has taken the initiative to actively promote the hiring of Veterans. Not only does AlliedBarton benefit from the experience, professionalism and dedication of these fine individuals, but it is a great way to say thank you to those who have served us all so well.
This is another just another way that AlliedBarton “Dares to be GREAT,” and I am extremely proud to part of this team.
PFC Keith Lee Cannon
Security Officer/US Army Reserves
My experiences with AlliedBarton have been very pleasing. I give praise to my supervisor. I get the necessary time off for training, and credit this to good company policies and a caring supervisor.
Recently, I was informed that the dates of my Drill had been changed. My supervisor made the necessary changes to the schedule to ensure my post at AlliedBarton was covered, thus allowing me to fulfill my commitment to the US Army.
I would recommend any soldier who is seeking employment to apply with AlliedBarton Security Services
SGT Jeremy D. Brown
Security Officer/Alabama Army National Guard
AlliedBarton Security Services has worked with my National Guard responsibilities from day one. During my hiring process I was deployed to North Alabama for tornado relief efforts. AlliedBarton worked with my busy schedule to make time for an interview and to complete the hiring process. They have been extremely flexible with my schedule so that I can make time for my National Guard responsibilities. AlliedBarton has been one of the most exceptional employers that I have had the opportunity to work for.
Jerold A. Ramos Sr., CABR, CRM
Manager, Talent Acquisition
AlliedBarton has made a critical business decision to be a military friendly employer. This means that AlliedBarton’s recruiting strategy includes a strong emphasis on hiring retired and reservist military personnel and their families. The result is a strong workforce that is focused on leadership and accountability. We are committed to hiring the best employees, and military personnel are the right fit for our organization and our industry. As a U.S. Navy veteran, with 32 years of experience in the security industry, I found many security companies talked about assisting veterans, but I never saw them actually do it. That’s where AlliedBarton stands out from the others through recruiting, training and providing opportunities for growth. I started as a Recruiter/Trainer, and advanced to my current role on the Corporate Talent Acquisition team. I am proud to be employed by such a military friendly company and to personally be involved in developing career opportunities for our veterans.
AlliedBarton is proud of the accomplishments of our employees who served in the military, and those who support our heroes:
AlliedBarton Receives the Seven Seals Award from the ESGR
AlliedBarton received the Seven Seals Award from the Employers Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR-PA) in recognition of our Freedom Award nominations in 2012. This is the second year in a row that AlliedBarton was nominated for the Freedom Award, with three separate nominations from current and active duty reservists this year.
The Seven Seals Award is presented at both the state and national levels to honor a wide array of support for service members from all seven Reserve Components and is the only ESGR award that bridges both the employer and volunteer recognition programs. It was created to publicly recognize individuals who provide significant achievement and initiative, to include the efforts of the more than 4,800 volunteers who carry out ESGR’s mission across the nation on a daily basis.
This is an award recognizes all of the AlliedBarton team members who volunteer their time to serve the ESGR, actively seek to employee military personnel and value their veteran and active duty and Reserve co-workers.
ESGR Boss Lift
AlliedBarton’s Kansas City, MO, Recruiter Jeff Faudere recently participated in Panther Racing’s Pikes Peak Colorado Boss lift! Read about it here.
Jeff was able to take part in this event because of his relationships with his local ESGR and EPAF representatives. Jeff continually recruits and hires military personnel from these groups.
Denver Recruiter Coined by Army Racing Team
Kateri Morse, AlliedBarton Denver Recruiter and a member of the Colorado National Guard, was given the Army Racing Team Coin at an event held at the Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado. Kateri was coined for her assistance in providing additional security officers to the Colorado University Hospital during the crisis at the Century 16 Theater shooting. The hospital required additional help due to the large increase in vistors and amount of media coverage related to the crisis.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s Employer Advisory Council
AlliedBarton’s Manager of Talent Acquisition, Jerold Ramos, has joined the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s Kansas City, MO, area Employer Advisory Council. The council was modeled after the St. Louis, MO, ESGR Advisory Committee which was also recently established. Together, these advisory committees will work with Missouri employers, such as AlliedBarton, to get Missouri Reservists and National Guardsmen, their families and caregivers, employment opportunities.
The Employer Advisory Council’s goal is to provide National Guard and Reserve members, and their spouses, with training, preparation and access to the civilian job market. The hope is that the advisory council’s experience will be modeled nationwide to assist others military families around the country.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Bosslift
AlliedBarton recruiter Angela Wenger was invited to participate on an ESGR Bosslift in Fort Hood, TX. Fort Hood’s military base is where the 1st Battalion 211th Aviation Utah National Guard is training for their deployment to Afghanistan. Angela received the nomination to attend this training from an AlliedBarton military employee who is part of the group prepping to deploy overseas.
The KC-135 Air-to-Air Refueling Tanker Bosslift flew Angela to Fort Hood and allowed her and other
employers to visit military training sites. Bosslifts provide employers and civic leaders an opportunity to observe firsthand the technical training, leadership development and team building skills that a guard member receives while on active duty as part of the Armed Forces.
“The ESGR is a great partner and resource for AlliedBarton to recruit veterans and answer military related questions,” Angela said. “They are an inspirational advocate for soldiers and employers and I am honored to have been nominated to participate in this once in a lifetime experience. I have been recruiting since 2003 and have always believed that having a job for soldiers is very important. I am grateful to work for AlliedBarton who has so many military recruiting resources and fosters a military friendly environment.”
U.S. Army All-American Bowl Week
AlliedBarton teamed up with the Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces to represent the Army Reserve during the week preceding the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, January 3-7 in San Antonio, TX. Alan Stein, Vice President of Marketing & Sales Services, attended along with a group of about 100 Centers of Influence employers, and created strategies to assist in transitioning our nation’s veterans into civilian jobs.
Alan was selected out of 15 COIs representing the EPAF to participate in an employer panel discussing the benefits of hiring Army reservists and veterans and partnering with military organizations. The group conducted a roundtable to discuss challenges that employers face in hiring veterans and reservists. Alan was pleased to share the best practices AlliedBarton has in place to address all of the discussed challenges.
Alan also had the opportunity to interact with some of the Army’s highest ranking generals and officials to provide feedback on hiring military personnel for civilian careers. This included U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno and Assistant Secretary of the Army the Honorable Thomas LaMont.
On behalf of AlliedBarton, Alan accepted a challenge coin from LaMont in recognition of AlliedBarton’s efforts to hire veterans, reservists and their spouses. Challenge coins are given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale.
AlliedBarton Signs Statement of Support for the National Guard and Reserve
Larry Kirchner, King County Chair of the Washington State Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, an agency of the Department of Defense, announced that Craig Campbell, AlliedBarton District Manager in Seattle, signed a Statement of Support for the National Guard and Reserve. The signing ceremony occurred at our Tukwila office.
The Statement of Support re-confirms that AlliedBarton joins other employers in pledging that:
- We fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act.
- Our managers and supervisors will have the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
- We will continually recognize and support our country’s service members and their families in peace, in crises and in war.
“By meeting the Statement of Support criteria, AlliedBarton stands proudly with its Guard and Reserve employees, who continue to answer their nation’s call to defend our way of life,” Kirchner said. “Their personal sacrifices are essential to the strength of our nation.”
Manager Honored by Department of Defense
The Washington Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an agency of the Department of Defense, announced that Charles Herod-Warner, AlliedBarton Account Manager in Seattle, was honored with the Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of an employee who serves in the Washington Army National Guard.
According to Larry Kirchner, ESGR King County Chair, “The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals and firms who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve. Mr. Herod-Warner was nominated for being highly supportive
of the Army National Guard by 2LT Christopher Chasenghou, an AlliedBarton employee and member of the 1161st Transportation Battalion. Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s National Guard and Reserve units.”
Left to right: Craig Campbell, District Manager; Emily Brown, District Recruiter; Larry Kirchner, King County ESGR Chairman; Charles Herod-Warner, Account Manager for Amazon Data Centers; and Juan Reyes, Supervisor at Amazon DCO.
AlliedBarton HR Coordinator Sarah Oldridge was recognized at the Profiles of Courage dinner by Swords to Plowshares. The Profiles of Courage awards are given to veterans who have endured obstacles and suffering, but who fought to restore their hope, dignity and self-sufficiency.
At 18, Sarah joined the military and was soon deployed to Balad. After returning to the US and marrying, she enlisted in the Reserves as a paralegal, a job she hoped would keep her close to her husband. To her surprise, she was soon activated for another six months, delaying college and making her transition from active duty more challenging. Following her deployment she began looking for a job but found it difficult to prove her value without a degree or the job experience civilian employers demand.
Frustrated and financially strained, Sarah turned to Swords for help. Within months, her counselor found a great opportunity for her at AlliedBarton.
By working closely with the staff at Swords, she is able to give back to veterans who struggle to find meaningful job opportunities. Sarah has since completed her bachelor’s degree and is preparing for law school.
Swords to Plowshares is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that provides counseling and case management, employment and training, housing and legal assistance to veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Sarah with Kenneth Crawford, Program Manager for Swords to Plowshares