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Remarks by Commerce Deputy Secretary Karen Dunn Kelley at the U.S. Department of Commerce Veterans Day Ceremony

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Thank you Allison for your kind introduction. I am humbled to be in the presence of so many great men and women who have served in our armed forces and protected our nation. It is only because of sacrifices from veterans like those in this room that I get to stand here today – with the stars and stripes by my side. On behalf of Secretary Ross, who is currently in southeast Asia leading a trade...

Spotlight on Commerce: Jeffrey Burton, Administrative Director, Denver Regional Office, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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Guest blog by Jeffrey Burton, Administrative Director, Denver Regional Office, U.S. Economic Development Administration As the Administrative Director for the Denver Regional Office of the Economic Development Administration (EDA), I am responsible for leading a team of dedicated professionals in empowering 100 Economic Development Districts across 10 western states in meeting the economic...

Spotlight on Commerce: Craig Buerstatte, Acting Director, Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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Guest blog post by Craig Buerstatte, Acting Director, Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, U.S. Economic Development Administration As a young high schooler in a small Wisconsin town, I was fortunate to receive mentorship from an amazing group of community-focused Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) instructors. Their adventures of service and combat took them to places like Panama,...

Spotlight on Commerce: Anthony Winbush, Paralegal, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of the General Counsel

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Blog post by Anthony Winbush, Paralegal, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of the General Counsel I am a senior non-commissioned officer in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps. I serve as the Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA, reserve) to the Command Paralegal Manager, Headquarters, Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Florida....

Spotlight on Commerce: Randy Caldwell, Chief of Staff, Office of Director, National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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Guest blog by Randy Caldwell, Chief of Staff, Office of Director, National Technical Information Service (NTIS) My kids seem to know Veteran’s Day is approaching sooner than I do and are always excited and pressing me to attend this function or that function. They approach this holiday with the same gusto and excitement as Halloween. Most of the time, much to my kids’ dismay, I shy away from...

Spotlight on Commerce: John C. Fleming, M.D., U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development

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Guest blog post by John C. Fleming, M.D., U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development I am honored to serve the American people in the service of President Donald J. Trump and Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Economic Development Administration (EDA) as we work together to help drive private sector investment to our nation’s most distressed communities. Through the President’s...

Spotlight on Commerce: Shawn Cochran Senior Policy Advisor, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

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Guest blog post by Shawn Cochran Senior Policy Advisor, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) On Veterans Day, we honor the sacrifices and contributions our fellow citizens have made in the name of freedom and democracy for our country. Over the past 30 years, I have had the great pleasure of serving with service members who, without fail, put the needs of their nation...

Spotlight on Commerce: Megan Miller, Plain Language Writer/Editor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Guest blog post by Megan Miller, Plain Language Writer/Editor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) After earning my engineering degree and serving in the Navy for seven years, the next logical step in my career was to take a position as a writer-editor. Sounds disjointed? It's a more natural progression than you might think. Growing up, I loved math and science. Math homework was my favorite!...

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...