Military Training Pays Off for Veterans at Whirlpool

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Military Training Pays Off for Veterans at Whirlpool

By Donna McKinney
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U.S. Army Veteran credits military training, experience to successful career @WhirlpoolCorp via @DivInAction

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Dwight Blackledge

Dwight Blackledge served in the U.S. Army for more than five years, including a 14 ½-month deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Dwight Blackledge pictured here with school children, during his deployment to Iraq

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Dwight Blackledge served as a field artillery officer in the U.S. Army for more than five years. Today, he puts that military experience to good use in his job as global information systems project manager at appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corporation.

Blackledge explains that his job is to ensure that for any new or existing technology the business uses, “its functions are best-in-class and continue to meet the business requirements in a fast, ever-changing environment.” While the projects Blackledge works on are varied, he always certifies that the technology meets the necessary standards.

His natural interests and his undergraduate degree – systems engineering – have equipped him well for the job at Whirlpool today.

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Keywords: Diversity & Inclusion | Diversity In Action | Dwight Blackledge | Military | Operation Iraqi Freedom | Project Manager | U.S. Army | Veterans | military | veteran | whirlpool

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