VeteraNS’ mission is to provide Norfolk Southern military reservists, veterans, military families, and other employees an environment that encourages growth and respect, while promoting communication and education on matters of military/veteran related-topics. VeteraNS members promote outreach to military/veteran organizations in the communities in which Norfolk Southern has a business relationship.
Align with company goals:
VeteraNS members support company efforts to retain military service members and offer encouragement, advice, and direction to NS military personnel and their families before, during, and after the transition to civilian work life.
Highlight veterans' contributions:
VeteraNS will align with the SPIRIT Culture by increasing awareness of a defined section of our workforce, and highlighting their accomplishments in the armed forces and at NS.
Support veterans in the community:
VeteraNS will show appreciation to all armed service veterans, and those who are affiliated with this community. We are a service oriented group.
Railroad a good fit for retired Navy chief petty officer and military advocate
Unsure of what she wanted to do in life, Susan Decker joined the Navy when she was 17. As a seaman recruit, she observed her 18th birthday at her first command post in Naples, Italy. Over the next 24 years, Decker found her direction while literally traveling the world.
Business success with military discipline
In the U.S. Air Force, Doug Widdis worked on the flight line to maintain and repair radar systems, radios, and flight controls on high-tech fighter aircraft. Every detail counted, because any slip-up could be disastrous.
An NS champion for military veterans
During eight years in the U.S. Army, Tiffany Morris never encountered enemy fire. However, she faced something perhaps even tougher than the battlefield – informing families that their soldiers would not be coming home.
Finding a second career at NS
During a 24-year career in the U.S. Army, Dwight Anderson patrolled the border of a divided Germany, trained deploying troops in armored warfare tactics at a California base, and survived bullets and improvised explosive devices in Iraq.