During its tenth annual Veterans Day Appreciation event, OCTA recently recognized the service of employees who are military veterans.
OCTA employs more than 75 veterans of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard and has been recognized by military organizations as a military-friendly employer for its efforts to actively recruit veterans.
The veterans are employed in a range of positions, including OCTA coach operators, maintenance workers, and administrative employees.
OCTA Chair Tim Shaw, Director Greg Winterbottom, himself a military veteran, CEO Darrell Johnson and Deputy CEO Ken Phipps presented the veterans with a special coin to commemorate their service, adorned with the OCTA logo on one side and the logos of the respective military branches and the words, “Thank you for serving” on the other.
Members of the Santa Ana High School Navy Junior ROTC presented colors.
About a dozen OCTA employees with sons, daughters or grandchildren serving in the military also received recognition.