For Veterans Day, we invite you to get to know some of the veterans who contribute their skills and expertise to ISS Solutions every day. Veterans, thank you for your service!


Jon B.

What branch did you serve in and what did you do?
United States Army - Medical Equipment Specialist

How long did you serve?
24 years

Did you visit any other countries? If so, what was your favorite place?
Yes - South Korea - twice, Japan, Germany, Ireland, Qatar, Kuwait, & Iraq. I liked them all. I also was stationed in NJ, KY, MA, TX, CO - twice, KS, and VA.

What do you do at ISS Solutions?
Area Manager

Do the skills and knowledge you acquired while serving relate to your job today? If so, please tell us how!
Yes - training via Military Occupation Specialties (MOS) training and senior leadership training.

What are your hobbies/what do you do for fun?
Softball, hunting, fishing, and camping


Victor F.

What branch did you serve in and what did you do?
United States Air Force

How long did you serve?
22 years

Did you visit any other countries? If so, what was your favorite place?
Germany, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Oman, Kyrgyzstan and South Korea. South Korea was my favorite place.

What do you do at ISS Solutions?
Regional Director Mid-Atlantic West

Do the skills and knowledge you acquired while serving relate to your job today? If so, please tell us how!
I was a biomedical equipment maintenance technician in the Air Force. The skills that they taught me directly transitioned to working for ISS Solutions in clinical engineering. I also received management and supervisor training while on active duty. This training has allowed for me to be a better supervisor and director.

What are your hobbies/what do you do for fun?
I enjoy hunting, fishing and working on my own cars.


Mark G., USN ET1(SW) Retired

What branch did you serve in and what did you do?
U.S. Navy Electronics Technician First Class

How long did you serve?
I served 10 years in active duty and 12 years in the reserves.

Did you visit any other countries? If so, what was your favorite place?
I have travelled to many countries, but it’s a toss-up between Italy, Greece and Japan as my favorite.

What do you do at ISS Solutions?
I am an Intermediate Imaging Technician.

Do the skills and knowledge you acquired while serving relate to your job today? If so, please tell us how!
My electronics training has given me the skills to have the job I have today.

What are your hobbies/what do you do for fun?
I love riding my motorcycle, playing games, hiking and kayaking.


Wayne G.

What branch did you serve in and what did you do?
U.S. Navy

How long did you serve?
20 Years

Did you visit any other countries? If so, what was your favorite place?
Many other countries visited, England, Spain, France, Italy, Israel, Philippines, Turkey, Diego Garcia (although not technically a country, just a small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean.) Also spent several hours in the airport in Thailand, Japan, and Kenya, so I did not actually consider that a visit… Favorite??? England??? Spain, France and Turkey were all close seconds…

What do you do at ISS Solutions?
IT Services Supervisor, Danville

Do the skills and knowledge you acquired while serving relate to your job today? If so, please tell us how!
Absolutely. Learning electronics is just the added bonus. Learning how to interact with people, especially those of different cultural and educational backgrounds, is an invaluable skill that only exposure and experience can teach.

What are your hobbies/what do you do for fun?
Spending time with my grandkids is great. I also enjoy camping.


Glenn H.

What branch did you serve in and what did you do?
U.S. Navy Machinist's Mate

How long did you serve?
4 years (1985 – 1989)

Did you visit any other countries? If so, what was your favorite place?
Visited France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Egypt and Israel. Favorite place: Marseilles, France

What do you do at ISS Solutions?
Site Coordinator at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, NY

Do the skills and knowledge you acquired while serving relate to your job today? If so, please tell us how!
Unfortunately, propulsion engineering and biomedical engineering are completely different. But I did learn about preventative maintenance principles and scheduling.

What are your hobbies/what do you do for fun?
For fun I enjoy hanging out with my daughter, 16, & my son, 13.


Joe K.

What branch did you serve in and what did you do?
Air Force

How long did you serve?
3 Years

Did you visit any other countries? If so, what was your favorite place?
No.

What do you do at ISS Solutions?
Associate Vice President, Clinical Engineering

Do the skills and knowledge you acquired while serving relate to your job today? If so, please tell us how!
Yes. The skills I acquired allowed me to build my career.


Kenneth K.

What branch did you serve in and what did you do?
Army, Cavalry Scout

How long did you serve?
Served 4 years (1983-1987)

Did you visit any other countries? If so, what was your favorite place?
Served 2 years in Schwabach, Germany, by far my favorite place

What do you do at ISS Solutions?
I’m a Senior Hardware Technician.

Do the skills and knowledge you acquired while serving relate to your job today? If so, please tell us how!
What I did in the military doesn’t really relate to my job, but the Army did send me through school for an electronics degree.

What are your hobbies/what do you do for fun?
Hobbies are hunting/fishing.


Erick M.

What branch did you serve in and what did you do?
U.S. Air Force, I am a Biomedical Equipment Technician.

How long did you serve?
14 years and counting

Did you visit any other countries? If so, what was your favorite place?
Nope. Only "Merica."

What do you do at ISS Solutions?
Senior Biomedical Technician, Clinical Engineering

Do the skills and knowledge you acquired while serving relate to your job today? If so, please tell us how!
Attended the DoD Biomedical Equipment Technician School per U.S. Air Force orders.

What are your hobbies/what do you do for fun?
Texas holdem/jogging/playing sports/watching sports/spending time with my son.


Mel P.

What branch did you serve in and what did you do?
Army, MOS 31T – ComSec field service (Communication Security)

How long did you serve?
1983 -1987

Did you visit any other countries? If so, what was your favorite place?
No, I was stateside my entire enlistment.

What do you do at ISS Solutions?
Director, IT Services

Do the skills and knowledge you acquired while serving relate to your job today? If so, please tell us how!
My time in the Military taught me work ethic, discipline and leadership skills that I use in my job every day.

What are your hobbies/what do you do for fun?
Hunting, fishing, golf, woodworking, fly tying, spending time with my family!


Randy S.

What branch did you serve in and what did you do?
U.S. Air Force… Telecommunications Specialist

How long did you serve?
6 years

Did you visit any other countries? If so, what was your favorite place?
Visited 21 different countries in Europe. Favorites: Germany and Switzerland

What do you do at ISS Solutions?
Sr. Biomed. Tech, Clinical Engineering/Dialysis

Do the skills and knowledge you acquired while serving relate to your job today? If so, please tell us how!
Electronics, troubleshooting, schematics, test equipment, policies and procedures

What are your hobbies/what do you do for fun?
Street rods/car shows, hunting and fishing


Eric S.

What branch did you serve in and what did you do?
U.S. Air Force, Active Duty; Biomedical Engineering

How long did you serve?
28 years

Did you visit any other countries? If so, what was your favorite place?
Visited and lived many places, my favorite was a tossup, the Azores in Portugal, or Misawa, Japan.

What do you do at ISS Solutions?
Regional Director, Non Geisinger CE

Do the skills and knowledge you acquired while serving relate to your job today? If so, please tell us how!
Yes, the management and medical equipment service directly relate—same job, in civilian life. Only differences are now it’s for profit, the military service was to protect our warriors and families.

What are your hobbies/what do you do for fun?
Car enthusiast, camping, hunting, fishing and outdoor cooking.


Dean S.

What branch did you serve in and what did you do?
U.S. Army - I was a Pershing Missile Crewman and cross-trained to be a Pershing Missile Programmer/Test Station Operator. Pershing Missiles were intermediate-range ground attack nuclear missiles. My first job was as ground crew for them. The job I cross-trained into was the programmer and countdown computer operator for them. When we were on Combat Alert for our three months each year, I would have three missiles under my control with live warheads ready to launch in 30 minutes.

How long did you serve?
I enlisted for and served two years.

Did you visit any other countries? If so, what was your favorite place?
I served my entire enlistment after basic & advanced training in Neckarsulm, West Germany. My basic & advanced training were in Fort Sill, OK. Germany was MUCH nicer than Fort Sill!

What do you do at ISS Solutions?
I am a Sr. Biomedical Technician at the Penn Highlands Healthcare System.

Do the skills and knowledge you acquired while serving relate to your job today? If so, please tell us how!
Other than basic (very basic) computer skills from the seriously antiquated system I operated in the army, there really isn't much.

What are your hobbies/what do you do for fun?
I have been an avid motorcyclist since 1980, when I rented a motorcycle for weekend passes during training. I am active in American Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) of PA, was active for 13 years in ABATE's sister organization in MO, and am former National Secretary and National Vice President of the Vulcan Riders Association USA. I also work on remodeling the house that I share with my wife.


Joe W.

What branch did you serve in and what did you do?
U.S. Marine Corps. My original primary MOS was a Field Wireman, which involves the configuration and support of wired telephone systems. When I deployed to Iraq, I was retrained and assigned a secondary MOS, Personnel Retrieval and Processing Specialist, which was previously referred to as Mortuary Affairs and involved the search, recovery, and processing of deceased allied personnel.

How long did you serve?
8 years

Did you visit any other countries? If so, what was your favorite place?
I deployed to Iraq in 2006 and trained in South Korea in 2007.

What do you do at ISS Solutions?
I’m a Clinical Device Integration Analyst.

Do the skills and knowledge you acquired while serving relate to your job today? If so, please tell us how!
None of my MOS specific skills relate very much to my job today, but there are plenty of leadership and life skills that are relevant to my job and broadly across many aspects of my life.

What are your hobbies/what do you do for fun?
I enjoy learning how to make and do things. In the last few years, I’ve begun making my own wine, roasting coffee, making ultralight camping stoves, custom building firearms, and making quadcopters. I have a 7-year-old son that is in soccer and scouts, and I enjoy participating in those activities with him.


Bruce W.

What branch did you serve in and what did you do?
U.S. Air Force

How long did you serve?
20 years

Did you visit any other countries? If so, what was your favorite place?

  • 1982-1984 Germany/Denmark
  • 1986-1987 Korea
  • 1992 Panama
  • 1997 Saudi Arabia

Favorite place: Germany

What do you do at ISS Solutions?
Imaging Services

Do the skills and knowledge you acquired while serving relate to your job today? If so, please tell us how!
Absolutely! I trained in biomedical equipment repair and was fortunate enough to spend my last 9 years servicing x-ray systems.

What are your hobbies/what do you do for fun?
Woodworking and motorcycling


Dennis Z.

What branch did you serve in and what did you do?
Army, Signal Support Systems Specialist. I was responsible for maintaining the communications systems that allowed the commanders and soldiers to communicate via radio on the battlefield.

How long did you serve?
6 years

Did you visit any other countries? If so, what was your favorite place?
I was stationed at Fort Benning, GA for my entire enlistment. However, I was deployed to Kuwait for 6 months and came home for a month. I was then redeployed to Iraq for the Iraq war. I was there for 6 months and returned home for a year and then redeployed back to Iraq for a year deployment.

What do you do at ISS Solutions?
I work in the clinical engineering department, maintaining and servicing the hospital’s medical equipment.

Do the skills and knowledge you acquired while serving relate to your job today? If so, please tell us how!
The skills and knowledge I gained from the military have contributed to my job today. I learned to communicate with a diversity of people as well as being flexible with ever-changing situations. I also learned the value of teamwork, “it takes a team to accomplish a mission”. One skill that has really helped me in my job today is the ability to troubleshoot any issues that arise quickly. During my deployment in Iraq, I had to fix problems with communications equipment quickly or people could have died from not being able to communicate with each other.

What are your hobbies/what do you do for fun?
I love fishing, I have been fishing since I was 2 years old. Family is also important to me, and I enjoy being a husband and a father. I also enjoy serving in my local church, Providence Community Church in Spring Grove, PA.