At Comcast, we’re grateful to our Nation’s military for their dedicated service. That’s why we’ve hired more than 13,000 members of the military community since 2010, including Veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses – many who are graduates of our country’s military service academies.
We work to hire members of the military community at all levels across our organization. Leigh Branston, a network maintenance manager in New Mexico, is one of our military hires locally. Military service runs in Leigh’s family with his great grandfather having served in WWI and both of his grandfather’s having served in WWII.
Leigh was assigned to the 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers as an infantry soldier. While in his role, he learned “the importance of teamwork, working hard to accomplish goals, professional character and emotional intelligence.”
Like Comcast, Leigh and his family appreciate the skills and values an individual acquires while serving in the military. Leigh now incorporates much of what he learned into his career at Comcast, and he attributes his time in the military for teaching him that “leaders should always continue to develop their communication skills. Honest, open, two-way communication is key.”
Leigh Branston, Network Maintenance Manager
We know members of the military community gained skills that make them an ideal fit at Comcast NBCUniversal. And, we work to ensure they feel connected during the next phase in their life. That’s why we created VetNet, a veteran employee resource group serving as a base of support for members, including onboarding, mentorship and sponsorship programs and events focused on growing the professional and personal development of veterans. In New Mexico, nearly 30 employees are members of the local VetNet chapter.
Everything Comcast NBCUniversal does to serve the military community is because of our belief that Service Matters – Service to Country, Service to Customers, Service to Communities.
Our goal is to make seeking, hiring and developing, retaining and maintaining military talent natural part of our DNA here at Comcast NBCUniversal. We thank Leigh Brantson and all of our employees who serve our country and our customers.