As a nation, and as a company, we honor our nation’s veterans today and every day. Concordance is proud to provide our U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) customers with the products they need and solutions designed to simplify their supply chain. We do this by providing our customers with unparalleled support for the logistics, contracts and processes for the products they need.
Concordance has a long history working directly with VA logistics management and leadership teams to understand the complexities of their unique supply chain process. Together, we collaborate to develop and implement innovative, dynamic, cost-saving programs and solutions that uniquely benefits each individual organization.
Concordance is proud to service VA facilities across the country. We’re also proud to employ military members that have served this country, with over 80 self-reporting veterans on staff. We sat down with some of the veterans on our team to discuss what being a veteran means to them and also what it means to be a Concordance team member. Check out their comments below:
Air Force Sergeant Rocco Dicola – Concordance Arizona Warehouse
“I served in the United States Air Force from 1971 until 1977, four years active duty and two years inactive. My permanent duty station was George Air Force Base in Victorville, California, which has since closed. I was fortunate in that I never saw combat action, although I came very close when an incident occurred at the 38th parallel in Korea. That situation averted, my remaining time in service was uneventful," said Dicola.
He continues, "On Veteran’s Day I can’t help but be extremely grateful to those who gave the fullest measure of themselves as a testament to their devotion for the rest of us. They rose to the occasion when the situation warranted. To put into words the importance of their actions is almost an impossible task, although many have tried.”
Dicola states, "The various veterans’ organizations around the country are to be applauded for the work they do for our vets, and not the least of them Concordance. Our vets deserve the best we can give for the best they gave, and I hope Concordance has a long and fruitful relationship with the VA and other organizations that we may partner with in the future. When you see someone in uniform, take the time to thank them. For all you know, your words of gratitude may be the last they ever hear and it’s nice to feel appreciated.”
Army Major Joe Golden Jr. – Concordance Director of Distribution Operations
“Being a veteran and working for a company involved with helping veterans is the same; service before self. Being a veteran, you understand your service then and now, are the same thing; servitude and humility for others. As a veteran, whether working on active duty or with a company, it’s never about themselves. It never was, nor will it ever be. I was told as a private early on in my military career, ‘be on time, in the right uniform, at the right location and you will have won the day.’ The same applies today, ‘deliver the right product, at the right time, to the right location and help someone win the day for those we serve.’ When we accomplish that, the reward is in simply knowing that something I’m allowed to be part of today, is helping those who helped us all yesterday.”
Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Dan Hohman – Receiving Supervisor
“Concordance, formerly known as Seneca Medical, hired me knowing I was a member of the Army National Guard and could be called away at least two weeks each year. Over the next 12 years, it would be sometimes three or more weeks each year. Sometimes it was as a volunteer, on my part, and the company didn’t have to allow me the time off, but they did. Once, I was at work and received a call to report to the armory immediately and I was on my way to southern Ohio two hours later to help with an emergency situation. This company has always supported me, and is one of the main reasons I was able to retire from the National Guard with 21 years of service. This company has always supported those who serve their country and community, both internal employees and external customers, veterans and first responders.”
Air Force Sergeant Nick Torella – Concordance Account Manager
“I’m very proud to be a veteran and proud to have served my country during the Vietnam era. My service changed my life and made me the man I am today. I served from 1970-1974 and spent three years in Europe. After my service, I began working in healthcare and have done so for over 40 years and I’ve been with Concordance since 2017. The support Concordance gives veterans like me is incredible, both as an employee and to our VA customers.”
Army Private First Class Jade Young – Concordance Buyer
“I’m quite proud to have served my country and have the opportunity to work for a great company.”
Concordance Healthcare Solutions uses effective supply chain models and works with healthcare providers in support of affordable healthcare for U.S. veterans. Click below to learn more about military veterans at Concordance.