Military Training Pays Off for Veterans at Whirlpool

By Donna McKinney
Sep 1, 2017 1:00 PM ET

Originally published in the September/October 2017 issue of Diversity in Action…

Dwight Blackledge served as a field artillery officer in the U.S. Army for more than five years. Today, he puts that military experience to good use in his job as global information systems project manager at appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corporation.

Blackledge explains that his job is to ensure that for any new or existing technology the business uses, “its functions are best-in-class and continue to meet the business requirements in a fast, ever-changing environment.” While the projects Blackledge works on are varied, he always certifies that the technology meets the necessary standards.

His natural interests and his undergraduate degree – systems engineering – have equipped him well for the job at Whirlpool today.

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