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Celebrating Our Veterans: Dillon Dowling, U.S. Army

Dillon DowlingDillon Dowling
Carpenter
Joined Semper Tek in 2019

Dillon Dowling is a U.S. Army Veteran. He served for  eight years as a 12 Bravo Combat Engineer. He was part of the 4th Engineer Battalion based at Fort Carson, Colorado. Dillon deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in 2009 and 2010 where he performed route clearance patrols and quick reaction forces.

Today, Dillon works as a Carpenter for Semper Tek at VA Hospitals and Military bases where we have construction contracts.  He uses the skills he learned in the Army to be successful on the job site. Dillon says that the Army taught him “that no matter the hardships, we can move forward and that tomorrow can always be a brighter day.”

We are proud of the service of Dillon Dowling. We thank him, and all Veterans for their service and sacrifice this Veterans Day.


Celebrating Our Veterans: F. Jason Brinkmoeller, U.S. Air Force

Jason BrinkmoellerJason BrinkmoellerJBrinkmoeller_4
Sr. Vice President
Joined Semper Tek in 2012

Jason Brinkmoeller is a service-disabled U.S. Air Force Veteran. He served for four years at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, GA in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Squadron. During his time in service, Jason worked as the Environmental Flight Chief at Moody AFB and while deployed to Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, he was the Design Engineering Chief.

“Being in the Air Force provided me some of the best experiences and leadership training of my life,” says Jason. He often credits Col. Oshiba, the Commanding Officer of the Engineering Squadron at Moody during his time there with teaching him how to succeed in life, both professionally and as a man. “I was taught to care for people first and that in doing so the Mission will be achieved.” This “people-first” philosophy is something that Jason exercises in his management style at Semper Tek today. Jason is proud to be able to work beside many Veterans who are Semper Tek employees on behalf of Veterans and Active Duty Service-members who utilize the buildings we construct and renovate. In addition to his time on active duty, Jason also attended Virginia Military Institute, which he credits for not only helping to cultivate his leadership skills, but also his ability to handle stress and adversity.

Jason encourages others to serve our Country. He believes that Military service is some of the best and hardest work you will ever do, but it is some of the most rewarding. It is also a great way to see the world.

We are proud of the service of Jason Brinkmoeller. We thank him, and all the Veterans for their service and sacrifice this Veterans Day.


Celebrating Our Veterans: Anthony Anderson, U.S. Navy

Anthony AndersonTony Anderson
Project Superintendent
Joined Semper Tek in 2018

Anthony Anderson is a U.S. Navy Veteran who served for four years. He was stationed in ASWOC Keflavick, Iceland and held the rank of E-5, Operations Specialist, 2nd Class Petty Officer. Anthony’s jobs while serving included Radar, Communications, and Navigation.

Anthony says that it was a true honor for him to service his country. Now as a Superintendent working on many VA Hospital job sites, he interacts with fellow veterans often. “It is very humbling now to work in the VA hospitals, to see some of the true war veterans come through with the issues they have. It helps to put the daily issues the rest of us have into perspective, seeming so trivial now.”

Anthony encourages people to serve in the military; however, he recognizes it’s not for everyone, but does believe some sort of service/sacrifice should be made. “Some people are not military compatible. The Military was the best choice for me but, there are so many other ways to serve our country. Young people today take this all for granted and don’t realize what it takes to keep this country free and a Democratic Society. Everyone should try to serve their country in some way.”

We are proud of the service of Anthony Anderson. We thank him, and all Veterans for their service and sacrifice this Veterans Day.


Bill Daugherty named Senior Project Manager for Semper Tek

Semper Tek is pleased to announce the promotion of Bill Daugherty to Senior Project Manager. Bill joined the BDaugherty_1Semper Tek team in 2017 and provides tremendous leadership for our entire company out of our SE Division Office in Valdosta, Ga.

Bill has a gift for teaching and mentoring in addition to his outstanding abilities to manage multiple projects simultaneously. He is currently helping to coach two Assistant Project Managers for Semper Tek on multiple projects. Additionally, he has developed and presented internal training sessions for Semper Tek employees on the Procore Project Management application, which has helped our firm provide more efficient and streamlined project management.

Congratulations, Bill Daugherty.


Lewis, Iturralde Recognized for Work on Behalf of Moody-Valdosta SAME Post

The Moody-Valdosta Post has been active again for more than a year and has gained a lot of momentum thanks to the hard work of many, including two Semper Tek, Inc. (STI) employees. Mr. Santiago Iturralde, SE Division VP for STI, has served in 2018-2019 as the Post Vice President and was an integral figure in helping to re-launch the Post which had been inactive for many years. Additionally, Mrs. Camille Lewis, IT and Process Manager for STI, has served the Post in the past year as an administrator and program coordinator.   On Monday, July 15 the SAME Moody-Valdosta Post took a moment to recognize the work of the 2018-2019 Board, as well recognize Camille for her leadership before installing their new Board of Directors during their monthly membership meeting.  Lt Col Francis, 2018-2019 Post President showed his appreciation for their hard work on behalf of the Post by presenting them each New Challenge Coinwith a SAME Post coin.

Following the comments, the 2019-2020 Board of Directors for the SAME Moody-Valdosta Post were announced and installed.

The officers include:

President – MSgt Amanda Jones
Vice President – Bill Bryan
Secretary – Camille Lewis
Treasurer – Anthony Payton
Scholarship & Fundraiser – MSgt Bruce Holden2019-2020 Board installation
Programs Chair – 1Lt Kyle Michael
Membership Chair – Santiago Iturralde
Enlisted & Young Members Membership – MSgt Joe Beale
STEM Outreach – TSgt Aundrey Esmie
Social Media & IT Support Liaison – MSgt Andrew Blackwell

The SAME Moody-Valdosta Post is excited to continue to offer monthly Programs to the local membership, as well as work within the Valdosta Community for STEM programs. The Post will soon launch a Facebook page where members can engage outside of meetings. If you’re interested in learning more about the SAME Moody-Valdosta post, visit their website at www.SAMEmoodyvaldostapost.org