Boeing recently announced that its new director of Veterans Outreach is Florent (Flo) Groberg, who received the Congressional Medal of Honor and who is a retired Army Captain.
Groberg started his new position on Sept. 2. Based in Washington, D.C., he will develop and apply a strategy for the company’s giving to and engagement with military veterans as well as their families. He will also lead Boeing's community engagement in the eastern U.S.
Groberg received the highest military honor in the U.S., the Congressional Medal of Honor, because of his outstanding heroism during combat operations in 2012 in Afghanistan.
Before working with Boeing, Groberg was a spokesperson with LinkedIn. He handled the company’s veterans program, which is tailored to veterans who are transitioning from military roles to civilian life. He brings personal as well as professional experience to his new position with Boeing, which has a large manufacturing and assembly presence in South Carolina.
"Captain Groberg is a man of honor,” Tim Keating, SVP of Government Operations at Boeing, said. “A true American hero and a gifted leader. His lessons from the battlefield, including the importance of teamwork, trust, discipline and selflessness will be invaluable to our Boeing team."