General Electric

GE corporate advocates for veterans nationwide in all communities GE is present in.  Our mission is three-fold:

  • Hire veterans at all levels within GE
  • Grow and retain the veterans hired
  • Support veterans in our communities

The Greenville unit was established in 2011.  Since then, unit membership has expanded to over 80 members.  Our members volunteer & participate in numerous community events under the banner of GE Veterans, thus promoting awareness of our unit, our mission, and GE’s promise to support vets:

  • Ramps-R-Us ramp building for wheelchair accessibility
  • Hands On Greenville community improvement projects
  • Duke Energy Invention Convention judging
  • Black Box RECON SC & other veteran’s career guidance events
  • Hiring Our Heroes job fairs
  • Free Health & Dental Screenings events
  • Honor Flight Welcoming Committee & Charity Golf Tournament
  • Ride 2 Recovery Project HERO adaptive cycling
  • A Hero’s 5K Run volunteers
  • Red Cross Holiday Cards for Troops
  • Junior Achievement Biz Bowl
  • Annual GE Poker Run to benefit Upstate Warrior Solution
  • Visits to the Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home
  • Annual Veteran’s Day ceremonies & luncheons for all GE veterans on all 3 shifts

The Greenville unit has been recognized for excellence by GE corporate top leadership, twice earning a Best Unit Award at GE’s national Veterans Summit conference (2013 & 2015).

Founding Team Members

Brandon Hutson

UVA Liaison and 5 Year Chairman

At GE Gas Power Systems , Brandon is a Lead Test Specialist for Data Systems Engineering – Field Validation Testing. He served in the US Navy (2000-2008, ET1(SS) – Submarine Qualified, Global War on Terrorism).

In his free time, he is a committee member for the St. Baldrick’s – Greenville event.  Brandon enjoys the outdoors, metal fabrication, and being a gearhead in general.

Wyman Balcom – GE Retired

Special Projects

At GE Gas Power Systems, Wyman retired as a Senior Advanced Manufacturing & New Project Manager for Coatings.  He served in the US Air Force, 1972-1980, as a SSgt, Aircraft Fuel Systems Master Technician.

In his free time, Wyman enjoys riding motorcycles, bicycling with his family, and an occasional game of golf.