At Summit Aviation, we stand united in our unwavering pride and deep admiration for the brave men and women who have served in the military. We understand and appreciate the sacrifices they have made to protect our freedoms and uphold our values.
Join us as we celebrate the contributions of some of our veteran employees.
For 21 years and 7 months, Bruce Melendez served in the U.S. Army in various roles, including CH47 Mechanic, CH47 Flight Engineer, CH47 Technical Inspector, CH47 Test Pilot course Instructor, Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant.
Bruce has been with Summit Aviation for five years, and is currently Flight Test Lead. He provides maintenance service on CH47F and MH47G, but if you ask him what he enjoys most about working here, he’ll tell you it’s the people he works with and Summit’s customers. His service to our country continues to be his life work as he contributes his knowledge as a civilian.
His experience in the military helped prepare him for his job at Summit. “I experienced an ease of transition into Summit’s processes and procedures. That has translated into a high customer satisfaction rate; customers are happy with the presented product,” said Bruce.
For the fifth year in a row, Summit received the Hire Vets Medallion, which honors companies that make a concerted effort to hire U.S. military veterans.
Attracting veterans makes sense as Summit works on a lot of Army and other military branch aircraft. It makes business sense, too. Learn more about the award here!
At Summit Aviation, we consider it both a privilege and a responsibility to employ military veterans.
We recognize the unique qualities and strengths they bring to the table—qualities such as discipline, leadership, and a strong work ethic. The dedication and commitment they demonstrated during their service continue to inspire us, and we believe in creating a work environment that acknowledges and appreciates their valuable contributions. There is absolutely no doubt that we strongly benefit from their diverse perspectives and problem-solving abilities. We're truly honored to have these exceptional individuals as part of our team, as they enrich our organization and help us achieve new levels of excellence.
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