By Sam Heard, Comcast VetNet Board Member
As one of more than 10,000 Veterans working at Comcast, I am proud of our company’s commitment to the military community, especially in November, a month dedicated to honoring Military Veterans and Military Families. Comcast’s goal is to empower our veteran employees through VetNet, a Veteran-focused Employee Resource Group that has over 5,500 members across the company. VetNet empowers our members by providing mentorship, peer-to-peer support and internal/external community service opportunities while we grow in our life and career at Comcast.
As a board member of VetNet, I recently had the opportunity to visit the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, which partners with Comcast in the support of military Veterans and their families throughout our state. The department helps connect veterans and their family members to the benefits and services they earned through their military service.
Comcast and the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs share the values of leadership, service, teamwork, and ethics. We are honored to work together to support those who are serving or have served our nation and their families. This is why Comcast is pleased to profile a prominent local leader who is making a difference for military Veterans: Washington: State Department of Veterans Affairs Director Alfie Alvarado-Ramos.
Alfie was born in Puerto Rico and served 22 years on active duty retiring as the Command Sergeant Major of Madigan Army Medical Center and Troop Command, Joint Base Lewis McChord. As Director, she is a member of Governor Jay Inslee’s Executive Cabinet and chairs the Washington State Military Transition Council.
In this capacity, her agency leads statewide efforts for the seamless transition of service members and their families to Washington State’s communities. She is a member of the Governor’s Results Washington Design Team which addresses the effective delivery of state services to Washingtonians.
Alfie is the recipient of the Army Legion of Merit Medal and the Military Order of Medical Merit. Alfie has also received numerous state and national awards that include the Governor’s Distinguished Management Leadership Award and the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary’s Leadership Award. Alfie is currently serving as the President of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs.
We hope you enjoyed learning about Alfie Alvarado and the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs and their efforts in serving the military community. Comcast is proud to support our nation’s veterans, active duty military, National Guard, Reserve members, and their families. Our goal is to cultivate a military-friendly and military-ready culture, allowing us to access the military community’s robust talent pool.
Comcast is proud to be committed to being one of America’s most military-friendly employers and is proud of our extensive military hiring program. We are also encourage interested parties to learn more about the Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs and the great work of Alfie Alvarado-Ramos.