TACOMA, Wash. (Nov 11, 2021) – Jon Hewitt, commodity manager at Milgard Windows & Doors, served in the Army and Army Reserve for 30 years and credits his job success on what he learned in the military.
“For 30 years, it was a great experience that I’m very proud of,” says Hewitt, who retired with the rank of colonel. “If I had to, I’d do it again in a heartbeat.”
Hewitt was deployed overseas three times during his military career, serving in Desert Shield/Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia and Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. At the time of his retirement, he was deputy commander of a one-star command with over 6,000 soldiers in the western U.S.
As a commander, Hewitt learned some skills that have translated to his work as a commodity manager in the fenestration industry.
“I did a lot of logistical things, basically planning and procurement,” he says. “A lot of what I did in the military is similar to what I do now. I try to get the right stuff to the right places at the right time, which is what my life was in the military. It’s pretty much what I do on a daily basis at Milgard.”
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