In honor of Veterans Day, CUNA News wants to share stories of people in the credit union movement who have served in the military and how those experiences have shaped their credit union careers.
People like Nick McManigle.
While serving in the U.S. Army, McManigle spent hours looking at dirt. He was tasked with driving vehicles to seek out roadside bombs and clear the way for convoys and civilians while deployed to Iraq.
His platoon found 300 IEDs, but McManigle knows that success was a result of having strong leadership in place and working together as a team—two things he’s been able to use in his credit union career.
“When I deployed to Iraq, I had to trust every single person above me, which I never had to do before,” McManigle, a loan officer at $1.2 billion asset Consumers Credit Union in Kalamazoo, Mich., told CUNA News for its 2019 Salute to Veterans. “Coming to Consumers, I trust my leadership to do their jobs and help me when I need it. Being a better teammate is the [skill] I’ve been able to use the most.”
CUNA News is working on several profiles of credit union employees who are veterans for the 2020 Salute to Veterans, which is sponsored by FIS. But we know there are many more people out there who have served their country and are now serving credit union members.
We’re asking military veterans to tell us their stories about their military experience, what they learned from it, and how their experience has influenced them and their credit union career. Tell us your story in words, photos, or even video.
Submit your story at news.cuna.org/stories.