Glenn Garrett, talent acquisition leader at The InterMed Group, is among veterans being honored by his hometown of Huntington, West Virginia.
He shared the honor recently on LinkedIn.
“I was selected as 1 of 150 veterans from Huntington, WV over the last 150 years to be recognized for service to our country. This flag is hanging one block from the recruiting station where it all started for me back in 1995,” Garrett writes. “This is a picture of my 7-year-old and I seeing the flag for the first time.”
“I may not be as mean, not as lean, but I will always be a Marine!” he adds. “Thanks to the city of Huntington for the recognition to myself and the other veterans! Semper Fidelis, MSgt Garrett (retired).”
Garrett grew up in Huntington, enlisted and served 20 years as a U.S. Marine. He served all over the world with a tour in Afghanistan; Okinawa, Japan; Camp Lejeune North Carolina; Korea; Quantico, Virginia; as well as stops in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Illinois.
Interestingly, he did not serve as a biomed in the U.S. Armed Forces. He began his service as a cook before transitioning to a maintenance chief. His final 10 years of service were in recruiting.
Now, he is a recruiter in the healthcare technology management (HTM) world. He worked for Trimedx and Crothall before joining The InterMed Group. He has seen a lot of biomeds over the years and believes the military produces top-notch professionals.
“In my opinion, members of the military make the best biomeds out there because they are exposed to so much equipment and school,” Garrett says.
MD Publishing – including TechNation magazine, ICE magazine and OR Today magazine – join Huntington, West Virginia and Garett himself in saying thank you to veterans.
“Happy Veterans Day to all who have served. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice to our country,” Garrett says.