Hewlett Packard Enterprise Honors Veterans at White House Joining Forces Initiative Event
May 5, 2016 • Blog Post
As a M1A1 tank officer in the Army, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Chief Operating Officer Chris Hsu developed valuable strategic planning skills that he later could apply to a corporate setting. For example, writing plans and executing the deployment to Bosnia in 1995 prepared him for one of his greatest challenges yet: leading the HP separation in 2015. "I had never seen anything more complex from a planning standpoint than [the Bosnia] operation until this HP separation came my way," Hsu said. "This project literally reminded me of a major military deployment."Lessons learned on the battlefield uniquely equipped Hsu, a West Point grad, to set up military-like processes required during the separation. Veterans are uniquely positioned to translate their experience from the battlefield to the boardroom, which is why Hewlett Packard Enterprise continues to be a committed partner in the national #JoiningForces campaign.Today, Hewlett Packard Enterprise was honored to participate in the fifth anniversary of the Joining Forces initiative at the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. The initiative calls on all Americans to support veterans, service members and their families through employment, education and wellness opportunities.Hewlett Packard Enterprise is committed to helping veterans and their spouses transition from the armed services to a civilian workforce through hiring and training. To follow updates from Hewlett Packard Enterprise about today's White House event, follow @HPE_News on Twitter.