Celebrating Our Service Men and Women on Veterans Day


ONEOK supports our troops and works hard to be an employer of choice and resource for service men and women. This year at our Veterans Day events, we recognized more than 150 ONEOK employees who are currently serving and who have served in the U.S. military. These individuals hail from 12 states within our operating footprint and represent every branch of the armed forces.

Military skills and experiences are valuable to employers, particularly in the energy industry. Military.com lists 10 Reasons to Hire Veterans and our employee veterans possess all 10 of these qualities, especially teamwork and understanding the importance of safety and diversity and inclusion.

Military service is just one more aspect of diversity which, through our veterans, brings a toughness and can-do attitude to our organization and culture that can be relied on regardless of situations or circumstances,” Brian Shatwell, director, plant operations in Mont Belvieu, Texas, said. “There are a host of other skills and talents that service men and women also bring, such as discipline, organization and a structured process approach to problem solving. But, more than anything, it is the underlying enthusiasm they have for accomplishments that help drive our success.”

Commitment to safety is a core value at ONEOK. It’s also something veterans understand and champion, Military.com states.

“Thanks to extensive training, veterans are aware of health and safety protocols both for themselves and the welfare of others. This awareness and conscientiousness translates into protection of employees, property, and materials.”

To serve and protect is the mission of military personnel, active and retired. This dedication is a quality that all employers can appreciate.

So as we celebrate Veterans Day November 11, we want to thank all veterans and active military personnel for their service and sacrifices. To our ONEOK employee veterans and active military personnel, thank you for your dedication to our country and also to our company. You make ONEOK a great place to work!