This year for Veteran’s Day, we wanted to give a special shoutout to all of our BLAZE family who have served in our armed forces. We are eternally grateful for the sacrifices they’ve made and wanted to dive deeper into what that service means. To do so, we sat down with our VP of sales Eric Bellas to learn more about his time in the service.
Veteran’s Day Q and A
Q: What called you to serve?
A: My grandfather, father, older brother and myself all served. I guess you can say it’s a part of what we do in my Family.
Q: What is the highlight of your military service?
A: I was able to serve my Country in the time of need during OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom) and OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom).
After my time of active duty, I was Honored to be asked to be a part of training program at USMA West Point during there Cadet Basic Training:
Cadet Basic Training (CBT) is a complex, demanding progression of sequenced training requirements and events, which form the foundation for all future instruction at the United States Military Academy (USMA). It trains, instructs, inspires, and transitions new cadets from civilians to cadets, and begins to inculcate the fundamental military skills and values necessary to develop leaders of character strongly committed to military service. At its conclusion, new cadets obtain the skills and competences necessary to receive academic, military, physical, and character instruction from the USMA staff and faculty. Cadet Field Training is a three-to-four week program of instruction that emphasizes general military skills, individual preparedness training, preparations for extended field operations, and leading, participating in, and conducting small unit tactical operations. The purpose of Cadet Field Training is to develop, train, test, and validate specific tasks; prepare Third Class cadets to assume duties as NCOs in the Corps of Cadets; instill the warrior ethos in each cadet; and inspire each cadet to professional excellence through physically and mentally demanding training.
Thanks for taking the time to sit down with us Eric! It was great to learn about your time serving and your accomplishments. We’re grateful to have you and all the other veterans in our BLAZE cannabis software family.