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Honoring Our Heroes: Pavion’s Veterans Day Tribute

As Veterans Day approaches, at Pavion we are proud to shine a spotlight on the remarkable individuals on our team who have selflessly served our country. Each story is a testament to courage, dedication, and sacrifice—experiences that have contributed to shaping the world we live in today.

This Veterans Day, we honor and thank each of these individuals for their courage, dedication, and hard work. We also extend our appreciation to their families for their support, resilience, and sacrifices. Join us in saluting these heroes and all veterans for their service.

Jim Tanler – Pavion Safety Director

Jim served as an enlisted military police officer in the U.S. Army from 1984 to 1987, stationed in Germany, the UK, and Maryland. After his service, he utilized the GI Bill to attend college and eventually became a police officer with the Fairfax County Police Department. Jim’s 28-year career with the police department culminated in his current role as Pavion’s Safety Director.

Clinton E. Beach – Safety Training and Compliance Manager

Clinton served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1989 to 1997. His commitment reached its peak during Operation Desert Storm in 1991, where he played a crucial role in caring for soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. His dedication to safety now extends to his role as Pavion’s Safety Training and Compliance Manager.

Chris Corbett – CTSI Founder

Chris Corbett, CTSI founder, proudly served in the US Army, from 1970-1972 Vietnam – 1971 F Troop 8th Cavalry. We are forever indebted to Mr. Corbett as he proudly served our country and began the Pavion legacy. 

Gillian Farrell – Short Circuit Electronics

Gillian hails from a long line of soldiers in the British Army. Her father, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather all served. Her father, deployed during “The Troubles” in Ireland and the Falkland Islands War, boasts a 25-year service record.

David “Bubba” James – Inside Sales Representative at RFI

David served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1984 to 1986 as an aviation supply clerk, earning a medical honorable discharge. His journey from boot camp at MCRD San Diego is a testament to his commitment and resilience.

Edgar Lewis – Lead Technician at Pavion

Edgar served in the United States Marine Corps from 1989 to 1993, with a notable deployment to Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm in 1991. His service exemplifies the Marine Corps’ values of honor, courage, and commitment.

Jennifer Schneider – Short Circuit Customer Service Manager

Jennifer proudly shares her family’s commitment to service. Her youngest son, Gavin Graves, is currently on active duty in the Army, while her oldest son, Joshua Graves, served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2009 to 2013.

Renee Robaina – Corporate Administrative Specialist at AFA

Renee celebrates the achievements of her stepson Giovanni, an E1 in the Coast Guard stationed in Baltimore. His dedication to service is a source of pride for the entire AFA team.

Thomas Tuck – Star Asset Security

We extend our gratitude to Thomas Tuck, who served as an electrician mate from January 1988 to July 1997 and has left a mark on the fabric of our team and the nation.

Carlton A. Weathers – Project Coordinator at Short Circuit Electronics

Carlton’s family has a legacy of service through his grandfather, Lt. Colonel Luke J. Weathers, who served as a Tuskegee Airman in the 332nd Fighter Group during WWII. Earlier this year, the family attended a ceremony where the VA Hospital in Memphis, TN was named in his honor.

Wayne Bartholomew – Pavion

Wayne Bartholomew is captured in an image during maneuvers in Germany. Assigned to the 20th Engineers, Wayne graduated from the 82nd Airborne Ranger School, showcasing his dedication to excellence and readiness to take on challenges.

Aaron Williamson – Senior Integrations Specialist at Pavion

Aaron Williamson, a Senior Integrations Specialist at Pavion, served with distinction from 1991 to 2001 in the United States Air Force. Achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant (SSgt), his commitment and contributions to the nation’s defense exemplify the highest standards of service.

Jonathan Cheesman, son of Aaron Williamson, embarked on his own journey of service, joining the United States Marine Corps in 2018. Rising to the rank of Sergeant (Sgt), his dedication and sacrifice echo the proud tradition of military service within the Pavion family.

Steven Nice – Star Asset Security

Steven has graciously shared Western Union telegrams from 1945, capturing the emotions surrounding his father’s capture in Germany and the subsequent telegram announcing his liberation. These artifacts serve as a powerful reminder of the trials and triumphs faced by the brave men and women during wartime.

Hue Vuong – HR Business Partner at Pavion

During the Vietnam War, Hue’s dad enlisted in the US military. When the US vacated Vietnam, her dad knew that he had to take their family out of Vietnam otherwise, he would be tried for treason.

As a result of his service, Hue’s dad’s application got picked up by the US. They were invited to come to America. Nearly 46 years later, Hue’s parents arrived by plane to the US and lived the “American dream.” Hue expresses gratitude, stating, “My dad is my Veteran hero.”

Herb Rosenkoff

Herb Rosenkoff, Pavion CMO Alan Rosenkoff’s father, proudly served in the US Army Air Corp as a B24 pilot during WW2 flying 35 bomb missions over Europe.

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