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
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
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.