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Our success serving US clients has transformed Salute into a global company and I am so grateful to those who gave us the opportunity to prove the value of veterans in our industry. While we operate in five countries now, we have not sought to develop...

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Lee Kirby on incident reporting

Our success serving US clients has transformed Salute into a global company and I am so grateful to those who gave us the opportunity to prove the value of veterans in our industry. While we operate in five countries now, we have not sought to develop...

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Department of Defense and Salute Honor 7×24

As a society we rely on brave young women and men to selflessly serve our country.  They do so knowing that they may have to make the ultimate sacrifice for the greater good.  We then as a society and therefore government should feel an obligation to...

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Train Like A Veteran

The data center industry continues to grow rapidly. With growth the opportunities and challenges abound, and change is constant so the need to continuously learn and adapt is great. I was reading recently about “the growth mindset” and was...

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Inclusion: Our Strategic Advantage

7x24 Exchange was privileged to be honored by the Department of Defense and Salute for continued support of the United States veterans when it comes to knowledge and networking with peers in the mission-critical industry...

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Welcome Home Warrior Citizen

A wise person once said that most people over estimate what they can accomplish in one year and under estimate what they can accomplish in five years.  As we celebrate our fifth year of being in business, I can say without a doubt that this is...

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MOVE, DO, COMMUNICATE

Welcome Home Devon Russell!!!  Devon recently completed a one- year deployment to the Horn of Africa with the 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment (First Arkansas).  Devon serves as an Infantryman (11B) in Charlie Company (Mena).  Devon had...

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Salute: Putting Veterans to Work in Data Centers

Our success serving US clients has transformed Salute into a global company and I am so grateful to those who gave us the opportunity to prove the value of veterans in our industry. While we operate in five countries now, we have not sought to develop...

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Leave No One Behind

Salute is pleased to participate in a panel discussion at DCD NY on the important topic of incident reporting.  The discussion will be at 4pm on Tuesday the 9th.  More information is at https://dcd.events/conferences/new-york/speakers/lee-kirby

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Salute’s DNA Makes A Difference

In business, emotional decisions seldom produce the desired outcomes. Progress is made when the focus is on the business value (ROI). It is easy to get a positive emotional reaction from anyone when you ask if they want to hire veterans. The gap between...

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Deployment – Raw Emotions Return

Left to right: Lee Kirby, award recipient Bob Cassiliano, and Jason Okroy.Salute executives were honored to present Robert ("Bob") Cassiliano with the Patriot Award and the Selfless Service Award at the 7x24 Exchange International Fall Conference in...

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Grunts

Salute is pleased to participate in a panel discussion at DCD NY on the important topic of incident reporting.  The discussion will be at 4pm on Tuesday the 9th.  More information is at https://dcd.events/conferences/new-york/speakers/lee-kirby

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Server Farm Works with Salute

The concept of the Latin phrase nemo resideo, or "leave no one behind," is almost as old as warfare itself. Greek mythology portrayed heroes who rescued those captured by enemies.  Similar language can be found in the Soldier’s Creed  "I will never leave a fallen...

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Scaling Up the Lights Out Data Center

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 31, 2016 – Server Farm, one of the nation’s most innovative, privately owned data center developers and operators, announced they have selected Salute Incorporated, who specializes in providing highly-trained American military veterans to the...

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Hidden Heroes

The “lights out” server farm has been living large in the imaginations of data center futurists. It’s been 10 years since HP first made headlines with its vision of unmanned data centers, filled with computers that monitor and manage themselves. Even Dilbert has had...

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Veterans With Job Skills America Needs

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 31, 2016 – Server Farm, one of the nation’s most innovative, privately owned data center developers and operators, announced they have selected Salute Incorporated, who specializes in providing highly-trained American military veterans to the...

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Salute Champions

Transitioning from a military to a civilian career can be among the toughest challenges faced by active-duty service members. This may seem counterintuitive: these men and women are trained to handle extreme circumstances, and many have lived through combat. But their...

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Salute the Journey – Ozzy

It should be no secret that the more projects we win the more Veterans we can hire to start their careers in the data center industry. Procurement departments do not know our mission. We compete commercially and win based on glowing references from happy clients and...

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Success Stories in Ending Veteran Homelessness

Transitioning from a military to a civilian career can be among the toughest challenges faced by active-duty service members. This may seem counterintuitive: these men and women are trained to handle extreme circumstances, and many have lived through combat. But their...

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Patriotic Employer Award

It should be no secret that the more projects we win the more Veterans we can hire to start their careers in the data center industry. Procurement departments do not know our mission. We compete commercially and win based on glowing references from happy clients and...

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100 Hired by our Clients

A Proud moment for Salute earning the Patriotic Employer award for their dedication to helping veterans start a career in the data center industry and support employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve forces. The significance of the citation...

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2015 Year in Review

We are one step closer to our goal of 100 veterans hired by our clients in 2016. A.V., an Army Infantryman started with Salute in 2015 as a Cleaner, quickly transitioning to our Technician division, he soon learned this was his calling. After working at United...

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To Our Loyal Veterans… CenturyLink Salutes You!

A Proud moment for Salute earning the Patriotic Employer award for their dedication to helping veterans start a career in the data center industry and support employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve forces. The significance of the citation...

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A Natural Fit

We are one step closer to our goal of 100 veterans hired by our clients in 2016. A.V., an Army Infantryman started with Salute in 2015 as a Cleaner, quickly transitioning to our Technician division, he soon learned this was his calling. After working at United...

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No Apology Necessary

The Mission Critical world (data centers being today’s prominent sector) is rather tight knit, and the folks operating these facilities work extra long hours, close together.  This is a comfort zone for Veterans having trouble transitioning, and those that fear...

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PCS

I was taken aback the other day when one of Salute’s largest clients concluded our conversation by apologizing for having never served in the military. So, I was compelled to address this with him and would like to share the key points with you. Salute is far more...

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President Obama: “Hire a veteran”

The Mission Critical world (data centers being today’s prominent sector) is rather tight knit, and the folks operating these facilities work extra long hours, close together.  This is a comfort zone for Veterans having trouble transitioning, and those that fear...

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2014 Year in Review

I was taken aback the other day when one of Salute’s largest clients concluded our conversation by apologizing for having never served in the military. So, I was compelled to address this with him and would like to share the key points with you. Salute is far more...

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7 X 24 Exchange International Turns 25!

I am so grateful to everyone who helped make 2014 an outstanding year for Salute. We doubled in size and exceeded our targets. As great as these accomplishments are, the real reward came in the impact we have had on the lives of many veterans while delivering quality...

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Balfour Beatty Salutes Veteran Subcontractor

I am so grateful to everyone who helped make 2014 an outstanding year for Salute. We doubled in size and exceeded our targets. As great as these accomplishments are, the real reward came in the impact we have had on the lives of many veterans while delivering quality...

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Up to 48,000 Afghan, Iraq vets at risk for homelessness

A Proud moment for Salute earning the Patriotic Employer award for their dedication to helping veterans start a career in the data center industry and support employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve forces. The significance of the citation...

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Year in Review

As more young veterans of recent wars leave the military, the number of them falling on hard times and homelessness continues to rise sharply. [button color="#COLOR_CODE" background="#COLOR_CODE" size="medium"...

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Salute Partners With CFT Eco

For Immediate Release Referral Program between Compass and Salute Will Generate Jobs for Veterans Seeking to Enter the Fast-Growing Data Center Industry Dallas – October 8, 2013 – Compass Datacenters, a leading provider of dedicated, mission-critical data centers, has...

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Forbes support to lower veteran’s unemployment

It should be no secret that the more projects we win the more Veterans we can hire to start their careers in the data center industry. Procurement departments do not know our mission. We compete commercially and win based on glowing references from happy clients and...

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Lee Kirby is featured in Mission Critical Magazine article

Due to extraordinary growth Salute has partnered with CFT Eco, a premier data center industry recruiting firm. Lee Kirby noted, “This is one more step towards realizing our goal of being a gateway for veterans to enter the data center industry. Short term, CFT Eco...

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Lee’s Update

The concept of the Latin phrase nemo resideo, or "leave no one behind," is almost as old as warfare itself. Greek mythology portrayed heroes who rescued those captured by enemies.  Similar language can be found in the Soldier’s Creed  "I will never leave a fallen...

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Quote from Lee

Lee Kirby presents at Uptime in North Carolina and Washington. Salute's goal of providing veteran’s an opportunity to be introduced to the data center industry is considered an innovative solution to the industry’s personnel shortage. While there is more work to be...

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