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Spotlight on Commerce: Robyn Diehl, Training Specialist in the International Trade Administration

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Robyn Diehl, Training Specialist, International Trade Administration My father is a Vietnam and Iraq War veteran, so I was raised to understand the challenges and benefits of military service. It was not my life’s...

Spotlight on Commerce: Dawn Taylor, Management and Program Analyst, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Dawn Taylor, Management and Program Analyst, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) My name is Dawn Taylor, I am a Management and Program Analyst with the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). I grew up in one of the...

Spotlight on Commerce: Warren Anderson, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service – St. Louis

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Warren Anderson, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service – St. Louis How did I get here? I find myself asking that question often. I especially found myself wondering that last summer on my 32nd...

Spotlight on Commerce: Son Lam, Management Analyst, U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Son Lam, Management Analyst, Office of Financial and Management Services, U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) When I first arrived in America, I was a three-year-old refugee from Vietnam immediately...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S. Department of Commerce Veterans Day Ceremony

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Good morning everyone. It is an honor for me to be addressing you — America’s Veterans who are working as cherished members of our team at the U.S. Department of Commerce. You probably are not aware that I personally served as an Army officer myself a long time ago. This shows how — as we go about our daily duties — it is easy to overlook the veterans in our midst. If you don’t mind me using a...

Spotlight on Commerce: Robert Brown, International Trade Compliance Analyst, International Trade Administration

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Robert Brown, International Trade Compliance Analyst, International Trade Administration I’m sure that many people who write these types of blogs will tell you that they joined the military because they felt that it...

Spotlight on Commerce: Stephanie Mendez, Senior Management & Efficiency Analyst and President of Commerce Veteran's Affinity Committee

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Stephanie Mendez, Senior Management & Efficiency Analyst and President of Commerce Veteran's Affinity Committee My name is Stephanie Mendez and I am a Senior Management and Efficiency Analyst within the Office of the...

Spotlight on Commerce: Ray Cohen, Deputy Assistant Director for International Operations, Bureau of Industry and Security

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. My name is Raymond Cohen and I work for the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). I grew up in the wonderful city of Detroit, Michigan and am a retired Air Force Veteran. I served in the Air Force for 20 years...

Honoring the Service of Our Veterans

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President Trump proclaimed today, November 11, 2017, as Veterans Day – honoring all Americans who have served in the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Coast Guard, both in times of war and peace. Our veterans represent the very best of America. They have bravely answered the call to serve in the finest military force in the world, and they have earned the dignity...

Honoring Veterans at the Department of Commerce

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On Thursday, the Department of Commerce hosted our annual Veterans Day event honoring the many veterans who continue their public service as civilian federal employees. Deputy Chief of Staff Israel Hernandez opened the event by thanking veterans for their service and the important role they play on a daily basis at the Department. “Your service is as valuable now as it was in uniform,” Hernandez...