On September 23rd, Aurora had the privilege of hosting a reception for its 26th student veteran intern. Joshua Tredinnick, a veteran of the United States Army and wounded warrior, completed an internship with CACI's Arlington campus, working with their department of Veteran Support & Inclusion. After his internship was complete, he was offered a part-time job with CACI, and continues to work alongside Ms. Denyse Gordon supporting veterans entering the company.
Josh is a full-time student at George Mason University, working on his degree in Criminal Justice. He is scheduled to complete his degree in December of 2013, and plans to continue looking for full-time work once he graduates.
While discussing his internship, Josh noted the difference it makes for veterans coming into CACI to have a veteran there helping them through the process. "It helps to know you're working with someone who understands where you've been, and has the work ethic you do, because you both understand what it means to serve." Denyse Gordon, the Senior Manager for Veteran Support & Inclusion, is also a veteran of the Air Force, and noted the extra mile Josh goes to help the veterans acclimate to their new jobs once they arrive at CACI. "To know that someone in the company has walked in your shoes and can relate to you without you having to explain yourself is invaluable, especially to these new employees who are entering the civilian workforce for the first time out of the military."
Alongside Aurora staff members Tom DeWitt, Beth Miller-Herholtz, and Ellen Hembree, Denyse Gordon from CACI came to thank Josh for his hard work. His biggest fans were there as well: Josh's wife, Erica, and their three sons - Mason, Micah, and Miles. Congratulations to Josh on all his hard work!