A Salute for Hiring Navy Reserve Sailors

Avaya Government Solutions

U.S. Navy Vice Admiral R.R. Braun (left) presents a certificate of recognition to Bill Laurie (center), VP of Avaya Government Solutions, and to Michael Prince (right), Avaya Government Solutions account executive for the U.S. Navy.

Avaya Government Solutions is making a name for itself as an outstanding employer of Navy Reserve sailors. We were among those honored recently during a special event jointly hosted by Vice Admiral R.R. Braun, Chief of the Navy Reserve, and by the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

The day-long recognition event was held at Naval Station Norfolk, where we got an up-close look at Reserve operational capabilities and an opportunity to meet many talented sailors.

Why do we hire Reserves? It gives us an opportunity to add outstanding talent to our team while doing the right thing for those who serve our country in such vital ways.

One example is Captain Thomas Follo, former Commanding Officer of the Pacific Fleet Maritime Operations Center Reserves. He joined our Avaya Government Solutions team as an engineer – helping us design and implement data networking and unified communications solutions. We’ve benefitted greatly from his background and experience, as have our government customers.

Hiring Reserves is winning a tradition that we plan to continue.