Brynt Parmeter (Courtesy photo)

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Brynt Parmeter spent almost 27 years in the Army, including time at West Point. After nearly six years in the private sector in Silicon Valley, he was named Walmart's new Senior Director of Military Programs in October, and he has big shoes to fill. His predecessor, Gary Profit, spent years building up Walmart's military programs to address the issue of veteran unemployment. The program added thousands of new jobs for veterans and military spouses. Now Parmeter is excited to take the program further.

Parmeter and his team are ready to lead Walmart into the next stage that is immersed in the future of work and the future of retail. Doing so will benefit Walmart, their associates and customers.

"I'm coming in at the most amazing time since the future is ripe with so many opportunities. The team has developed phenomenal tools and an approach that solved the right problem and the right time which was primarily unemployment among the military community of interest. However, we now have both the opportunity and obligation to evolve our focus on a new set of circumstances," states Parmeter.

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Jill Anderson and Danielle Stone (Courtesy photos)

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The mood was somber in Washington D.C. at the Washington National Cathedral on Dec. 5, 2018. Jill Anderson, the program manager for a team of Air Force social aides at the White House, welcomed presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump to George H. W. Bush's funeral service, which she had helped organize.

"I really wanted to have all these conversations, Anderson recalls. "But my job is to let them be their most authentic selves, and have that control of 'Hey, this is just another person that's having a hard day by attending a funeral.' To be so intimately involved in such a unique point in history was really a powerful experience."

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Brad Lieurance (Courtesy photo)

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Brad Lieurance was never one to settle. From his time in college through his 25 years in the Army to his career with Xerox, he has pushed the limits and achieved success in ways he never thought possible. Now Lieurance is using his experiences to encourage others to step outside the career comfort zone.

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Kimberly Bryant, second from the left (Courtesy photo)

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The night of September 11, 2001, Kimberly Bryant drove her boyfriend to the airport to deploy immediately to the Middle East. "That was the last time I saw the man I knew, the man I fell in love with," she recalls. On that deployment, her boyfriend was severely injured and returned home with a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. When he was medically retired and deemed unemployable, with 100 percent disability from the Department of Veterans Affairs, various people told her that she had no obligation to him, but she couldn't walk away.

"I knew the person he was before this happened," she says. They got engaged, married, and raised a family together.

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John Mechkowski (Courtesy photo)

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When the Marine Corps assigned John Mechkowski to the field of communications, he didn't imagine that several years later, he would work as an associate data network engineer at U.S. Cellular. His time in the military gave him experience that not only made him successful in his job search, but brought him to a veteran-friendly company that he loves.

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Adam Gubitosi (Courtesy photo)

Editor's Note: The following story highlights a veteran at WESCO Distribution, Inc. committed to including talented members of the military community in its workplace. Best Buy is a client of Hirepurpose, a Task & Purpose sister company. Learn More.

Air Force veteran Adam Gubitosi has many strengths. His 21-year career in the Air Force helped him hone the talents he already had and develop new traits to further his civilian career. By relying on his strengths — fostering personal growth, networking, and goal-setting — Gubitosi has created a successful career at WESCO Distribution, Inc.

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