This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kronos
Imagine it’s Memorial Day and you’re enjoying a nice parade with your family, or you’ve finally scored those tickets to the Super Bowl! You pack your snacks, chairs and sunscreen, brimming with excitement. The last thing you could imagine is anything bad happening at the event but luckily, you won’t have to. Step in Major William Saint.
Major Saint is commander of the 62nd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD-CST) for the Louisiana National Guard and is the unsung hero for this month’s 1 in one hundred million, a campaign hosted by Kronos, the leader in workforce management serving tens of thousands of customers worldwide. Their campaign aims to shed light on ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
Major Saint commands a team of 22 soldiers, training them to make sure we all are safe in our day-to-day lives. His team focuses on weapons of mass destruction, investigating and securing at-risk areas across the United States. They are deployed to asses anything from a chemical leak to a terrorist use of a weapon of mass destruction, whether it be Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) or high yield explosive. The mission of the WMD-CST is to support civil authorities at the direction of the Governor, at domestic CBRN incident sites by identifying CBRN agents/substances, assessing current and projected consequences, advising on response measures, and assisting with requests for additional support.
They pay particular attention to densely populated celebrations and large events and have even been called to the Super Bowl, Indie 500, Mardi Gras and NBA Final Four.
I found it amazing that there is a team of soldiers hard at work making sure that our lives continue safely and out of harms’ way. They are neither noticed, recognized or thanked by us. Individuals like these will make me sleep better at night and feel safe attending functions.
Although he serves in the National Guard full-time, Major Saint is also a family man with four young children to keep safe at home. He hopes to instill the values of the military, like sacrifice and honor, in his children…especially since he himself was raised in a military home.
The thing that resonated with me most was his mention of the upcoming Memorial Day. He is not only reminded of the brothers and sisters he lost in combat, but also thinks about the families left behind to grieve. He urges all of us to do something special to remember those lost on that day and not just by hanging a flag but perhaps by hugging a mother who has lost a son or daughter in war.
The 1 in one hundred million campaign site is devoted to sharing the personal stories of people who do the many important and too-often unrecognized jobs upon which we all rely. Through the web video series, they hope to celebrate the feature special individuals who reflect the character, the commitment and the passion of today’s workforce.
Other videos in the 1 in one hundred million campaign include a 4th grade teacher, Isheba Barker, whose love for the children and their education and success fuels her to be the best that she can for them. Another video features Catie Boles, waitress and mother, who makes it her personal mission to bring joy to every diner. More profiles include a firefighter, a nurse, a union electrician and more. Each month, Kronos releases a new video focused on one occupation so stay tuned for June’s video.
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This month’s spotlight on Major Saint has made me particularly grateful to be a military spouse because I know the sacrifice he and his family make every day. It makes me proud to have a spouse serve in the armed forces and even more proud to stand by his side. Join the campaign and celebrate today’s workforce, one story at a time.
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