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Honoring Our Heroes


Valley Metro is proud to recognize its employees and service providers who are U.S. veterans. They are the men and women who operate and maintain our buses and trains, provide safety and security, answer rider calls and questions and plan for future bus service and light rail extensions. We extend our gratitude and appreciation to each one of them.

Betty and Virginia

Betty and Virginia, mother and daughter team, served our country as members of the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. Betty served as SP4 Administration and Battalion Mail Clerk in Germany. As a member of the U.S. Army, Betty says she learned the value of respecting others and that everyone deserves to be treated fairly. During her service, Betty received the Army commendation Medal for Meritorious Service, Good Conduct Medal and Honorable Discharge. We’re honored to have her on the Valley Metro Customer Service team.

Virginia served in the U.S. Navy as a Petty Officer Second Class in Communications, stationed overseas in Italy and South Korea. In the Navy, Virginia and her comrades learned to focus on the “mission” whether that is providing communications for submarines or refueling an airplane. While in the service, she received two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medals and a Joint Service Achievement Medal. We are thankful that Virginia has now joined Valley Metro’s mission. She is a valuable asset to the Valley Metro team as a Project Controls Technician.

Robert Rosenberg

Rob was as an Avionics Guidance and Control Specialist for the U.S. Air Force serving both stateside and overseas in Italy and Turkey. From his experience, he gained a strong foundation in troubleshooting and system repairs. His role in serving our country started his journey into the field of electronics, which prepared him for being a Light Rail Technical Trainer. While serving, Rob received the 437th Military Airlift Wing Airman of the Year, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, USAF Airman’s Leadership School Distinguished Graduate and Southwest Asia Service Medal with a Bronze Star. Thank you Rob, for serving our country and our riders.

Rick White

Rick, an Exterior Electrician for the U.S. Air Force, served at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas. During his years of service he worked with high voltage, which helped him understand and respect the requirements needed for powering the alignment. It’s very fitting that Rick is now a leader on our operations team as a LRT Systems Manager. His commitment to our country and our team is greatly appreciated.

Honoring our Veterans
Roy Alvarado Coast Guard Manager, Utilities Design & Construction
Richard Beltran Marines Office Engineer
Dana Bia Army Security Officer
Derek Brodeur Air Force Manager, Facilities Maintenance
Ron Carpenter Army LRV Maintenance Supervisor
Stephen Cramer Navy Vehicle Parts Coordinator
Pedro De Alba Marines LRV Maintenance Technician I
John Dillard Air Force LRV Maintenance Technician II
Calvin Fields Marines Traction Power Systems Technician
Daniel Filippino Coast Guard Manager, Rail Operations
Joshua Forsha Navy LRV Maintenance Technician I
Carlos Gonzalez Marines Track Maintainer
John Gregg Army Traction Power Systems Technician
Sarah Holloway Army Lead Customer Service Representative
David Hyink Navy Bus/Paratransit Fleet/Facilities Supervisor
Jason Kerridan Marines LRV Maintenance Technician I
Shari Kyker Army Signal & Communication Systems Technician
Richard Marshall Navy Customer Service Representative
Virginia Martinez Navy Program Control Specialist
Gary Parr Navy Utility Relocation Specialist
Nathan Peltier Navy LRV Maintenance Technician I
John Philippi III Air Force Assistant Superintendent LRV Maintenance
Brian Probasco Navy LRV Systems Equipment Specialist
John Randolph III Air Force Signal & Communication Systems Technician
Betty Reagan Army Customer Service Representative
Jose Rodriguez Marines Signal & Communication Systems Technician
Rob Rosenberg Air Force Light Rail Technical Trainer
Paul Santana Army LRV Maintenance Technician I
Jim Slaker Air Force Conceptual Designer
Andrew Stewart Army LRV Inspector
Peter Valenzuela Navy Planner I
Richard Webb Air Force Contracts Administrator
Rick White Air Force Manager, LRT Systems

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