May is National Military Appreciation Month and a special opportunity to thank past and present members of our armed forces for all that they do to serve and protect the United States. Over the course of this month we’ll be featuring vignettes of NetApp team members and partners who have served and learn more about them and how their military careers have shaped their civilian lives.

NetApp has long recognized the value of military service and has made clear its commitment to Veterans. From training programs that help Veterans make the transition between military service and civilian careers to a strong commitment to hiring Veterans, NetApp’s leadership team recognizes that the skills and values Veterans build during their military service are invaluable in the workplace. From personal commitment and self-discipline to the ability to build a team to deliver on the mission, Veterans come to the office focused and ready to lead. As NetApp’s Vice Chairman, Tom Mendoza, notes “putting Veterans in leadership positions will help your environment, help your bottom line, and it’s going to help our country.”

The video below showcases NetApp team members, including Kelly Hemphill, Tom Rascon, and Lisa Shapiro. It’s a quick watch, but the stories you hear will inspire you and remind you to thank a Veteran.