A life founded in service

June 07, 2017 | GET MORE : Social Responsibility

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U.S. Bank hosted Roger Staubach on its annual Memorial Day Call honoring those who have served our country

When you have the right people in the right places all working together, you get things done.

Roger Staubach carried that advice from his education at the Naval Academy and military service in Vietnam to his decorated career as a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and his current role as executive chairman of real estate firm JLL Americas.

Staubach spoke about all that and more to hundreds of U.S. Bank employees on the bank's annual Memorial Day Call honoring those who have served our country. 

A significant veteran employer, U.S. Bank hired more than 500 veterans in 2016 and supports veteran and active-duty military members and their families in a variety of ways, including providing flexible work arrangements and internal resource groups and donating mortgage-free homes to wounded veterans across the country.

Staubach, too, uses his platform to give back to the veteran community. In 2011 he established Allies in Service, a nonprofit aimed at identifying and supporting veterans who need assistance in the areas of employment, housing, education, and health care. 

"[Veterans] lead by example as well as direction, with motivation and inspiration even in the most trying circumstances," he said. "If you take the time and effort to match up a job opening with a veteran, you're going to hire a dedicated, high-integrity employee."

Pat Swanson is a member of U.S. Bank's corporate communications team.