During a veterans appreciation event on November 10, OCTA honored employees who also served in the military.
OCTA employs approximately 70 veterans who served in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. OCTA 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 strongly values the contributions of the veterans in its work force, as shown recently in a television series called “Military Makeover.”
“There’s no question that our OCTA military veterans bring their discipline, experience and strong values to the workplace, and we appreciate their dedication to continuing to serve the public,” said OCTA Chairman Gene Hernandez.
OCTA CEO Darrell E. Johnson joined with Chairman Hernandez to present veterans with a special pin and coin commemorating their service. The coin includes the OCTA logo and the words “United States Veteran,” along with the American flag.
Members of the Santa Ana High School Navy Junior ROTC presented the colors in honor of the veterans at the event.
At least 12 OCTA employees with sons, daughters or grandchildren serving in the military also received recognition for their family members’ service.
Friday’s event was the eleventh time OCTA has held a veterans appreciation event. OCTA has received recognition from the Southern California Army Advisory Council as a military-friendly employer for its efforts in actively recruiting veterans.