The Power of Experience: How Military Veterans Contribute to Our Success

At Moseley Technical Services, we take great pride in our exceptional team of employees who bring a wealth of talent, experience, and dedication to our organization. As a company that values the contributions of our military veterans, we are honored to have a strong representation of these remarkable individuals within our workplace. Our veteran employees bring unique skills, discipline, and leadership acquired through their service to our country. Their unwavering commitment, problem-solving abilities, and teamwork exemplify our core values at Moseley Technical Services, making them an integral part of our success.

Military Veteran: Josh Blakeney

How long were you in the military? What did you do during your service?

I spent five years as a 6218 F-35B powerline mechanic. I fixed/maintained F-35 engines, fuel systems, onboard inert gas generation, and auxiliary power units.  I also handled flight ops, launch/recovery, pilot gripes, and modifications.  I was basically like the mechanics at a car dealership, except the pay and hours were way worse.

When did you enlist? What do you remember about that day?

I enlisted on June 9th, 2014, I remember it was a hot day, and I think I was my recruiter’s first recruit!  Looking back, He was super excited; I’m almost sure he was brand new.

What do you think your biggest achievement in the military is?

I was a powerline CDI/CDQAR and a turn qual, which are pretty lofty qualifications for a 20-23-year-old guy.  I could sign off on anything within my shop’s mechanical purview, from significant maintenance actions to engine removals/installs.  It was a lot of responsibility. Pilot’s lives were at stake if I didn’t do my job well. I also got to sit in the cockpit and run the engine for testing.

What is one of the greatest lessons learned from your service?

I learned the value of a true friend and the differences from an acquaintance.  A true friend is there no matter what and always has your back, no matter the personal cost.

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How do you use what you learned in the military for everyday civilian world?

I still use the assertiveness, the drive and people skills I picked up while in the service.

How many states/where have you lived?

Fewer than many, but I have lived in Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina.  I also stayed in England for a little while.

How was the transition out of military life? 

My transition was pretty nice.  I had saved up several months of leave to have a long terminal.  We visited Colorado, Kansas, and Texas to catch up with old friends and family.  Moving out of base housing into a place of our own was probably the most stressful part since there were so many crazy rules involved with the whole process.

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