Sponsored: Comcast champions our military, salutes brave soldiers and families
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Supporting our military is essential to our communities because it ensures that the brave men and women who serve our country are well taken care of. The needs of military personnel can vary widely from those of civilians, and they face unique challenges, such as the emotional and practical difficulties of deployment, leaving loved ones, and transitioning to civilian life. For years, Comcast Utah has understood these challenges and is committed to providing unwavering support to our military employees and their families.
Comcast Utah’s support to our military employees ranges from our Military Leave Policy to our Military and Veterans Affairs services and Military Spouse Employment Partnership program.
One of the most inspiring examples of Comcast Utah’s commitment to supporting its military employees is the story of Shawn Kessler, a Technical Operations Director and veteran. Kessler joined the military because he saw it as a path to becoming a pilot. He liked the competitive atmosphere and moved up quickly, advancing to corporal in 2003, and then sergeant and platoon sergeant while deployed.
“Comcast’s support of the military is what made Comcast a career for me,” Kessler said.
Comcast kept Kessler employed during his 18-month deployment and also covered the difference between his military pay and Comcast pay while he was on duty.
“The military taught me honor, responsibility, courage, and commitment. Those values have stuck with me, and they are critical traits to have in our work at Comcast,” he said.
Deneiva Knight, External Affairs Director and Army Reserves veteran, shared how working at Comcast has allowed her to honor her military service while creating new opportunities.
“I am proud to work for Comcast, a company that not only honors its veteran and military-serving employees but creates opportunities to support us at every turn through its benefits structure, career pathways, and community impact initiatives,” Knight said.
Knight enlisted in her junior year of high school and just three days after graduation, marched into a new world of challenges, opportunities, and growth at boot camp.
“As a fresh-faced, scrawny 18-year-old new soldier, staring down at me was a unique opportunity to establish a life-long credo: Whatever you do, do it with heart,” Knight said. “Because of this experience as a young adult, now – during trying times – I dig in and rely on my heart working alongside my blood, sweat, and tears to reach any finish line.”
Comcast’s military support extends to the Utah Veteran Business Resource Center and is another example of their commitment to supporting military personnel and their families.
According to the Utah Veteran Business Resource Center, support from Comcast means the ability for the VBRC to reach goals of providing essential, high-quality instruction with the use of technology to assist veteran entrepreneurs to build profitable and sustainable enterprises.
Throughout Utah Comcast’s commitment to supporting military employees and their families is a testament to the company’s values and culture. Through its various policies and initiatives, Comcast Utah is setting an example for other companies to follow, and, in the process, not only strengthening its team dynamics but also contributing to the greater good of society.