At Comcast, we’re grateful to our Nation’s military for their dedicated service. That’s why we’ve hired more than 13,000 members of the military community since 2010, including Veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses – many who are graduates of our country’s military service academies.
We work to hire members of the military community at all levels across our organization. Chris Elkins, a payment services supervisor in Utah, is one of our military hires locally. After living through the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Chris wanted to join the military for its service and selflessness.
Chris enlisted in 2004 and currently serves as a 35P Cryptologic Linguist and Signals Analyst/French Linguist in the Utah Army National Guard. A role crucial to our nation’s defense, cryptologic linguists largely depend on information that comes in foreign languages.
Like Comcast, Chris and his family appreciate the skills and values an individual acquires while serving in the military. Chris now incorporates much of what he learned into his career at Comcast, and he attributes his time in the military for teaching him that “Everything is done as a team. There are no individual contributions, everything comes down to how a team can work together and accomplish things together.”
Images of Chris Elkins with his wife and baby and during training.
We know members of the military community gained skills that make them an ideal fit at Comcast NBCUniversal. And, we work to ensure they feel connected during the next phase in their life. That’s why we created VetNet, a veteran employee resource group serving as a base of support for members, including onboarding, mentorship and sponsorship programs and events focused on growing the professional and personal development of veterans. In Utah, more than 45 employees are members of the local VetNet chapter.
Everything Comcast NBCUniversal does to serve the military community is because of our belief that Service Matters – Service to Country, Service to Customers, Service to Communities.
Our goal is to make seeking, hiring and developing, retaining and maintaining military talent natural part of our DNA here at Comcast NBCUniversal. We thank David Krook and all of our employees who serve our country and our customers.