Honoring our Veterans at Adobe

November 12, 2012

Each year on November 11, Americans take a day to honor the bravery, heroism and strength of those who have served our country in the military.  We’re lucky to have some of those Veterans working at Adobe, and this Veteran’s Day, we’re recognizing a few of them.  Here, they share details of their experiences then and how it shaped their careers now. 

Will J., Operations Specialist

  • Title while in service: Sergeant
  • Date in service: May 2001 – Nov 2004
  • Location when in service: Germany, Iraq, Afghanistan
  • What made you decide to join Adobe? Great company, awesome people, innovation.
  • What is your favorite part of your job?  The opportunities to grow, learn new technologies, interact with creative individuals.

Amanda L., Adobe Connect Product Management 

  • Function while in service: Flight Operations 
  • Date in service:  1995 to 2000
  • Location when in service: I was stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina and Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. I was in combat operation in Air Expeditionary Force-Operation Northern Watch.
  • What made you decide to join Adobe?  The sense of a committed and cohesive culture.
  • What is your favorite part of your job?  I get the opportunity to work with some amazing and brilliant people who care about Adobe, the products, and our customers. There is a lot of dedication and commitment at Adobe and it shows in the quality of work.

Frank D., Senior Technical Account Manager 

  • Title while in service: I had multiple tiles over 34 years of service, beginning with Machine Gunner, Airborne Ranger Automatic Rifleman, Special Forces Weapons Specialist, Special Forces Operations Specialist, Special Forces Executive Officer, Special Forces Detachment Commander, Mountain Infantry Company Commander, Regimental Executive Officer, Regimental Commander, Joint Planning Staff Officer
  • Date in service: September 1978 – August 2012
  • Location when in service: I have served globally, notably including Operation Eagle Claw (the Iranian Hostage Rescue mission in 1980 as a Ranger)
  • What made you decide to join Adobe? I was with Macromedia and made the transition to Adobe with Breeze, now Connect.
  • What skills did you learn in the military that’s applicable to your work at Adobe? Tenacity, discipline, planning, execution, cross contextual communication, triage (of a certain variety), patience, management and the need to maintain a good sense of humor.
  • What is your favorite part of your job?  Designing and implementing what appears at first to be near impossible

We strive to remember the contributions of those who have served our country and we value the virtues they bring to Adobe.  Veterans, we salute you and thank you for your service.