Veteran Employee Story – Greg Peace

FFE Transportation Services, Inc.  |  A Job for Life  |

Published in the July/August 2011 issue of print Search & Employ®  |

Unlike some servicemembers, Greg Peace, manager of the driver academy for FFE Transportation Services, Inc., knew exactly what he wanted to do when he got out of the military. “When I retired from the military, my wife asked me what I wanted to do. I told her I wanted to drive a truck,” Peace said. “After I picked her up off the floor, we discussed the pros and cons, and I went to truck driving school and started my new career. I was later promoted to lead instructor for another company until the school closed in 2009 due to the economic downturn. I returned to driving, and was offered this position about a year later. I am responsible for all aspects of our operation including curriculum development and instructor training.”

Peace joined the Air Force out of high school in 1973 at age 17. He served 20 years before retiring as an E-7. “I was an air traffic controller, supervisor, and trainer,” he said. “This is where I developed my passion for training. I became a tower supervisor at the tender age of 23.”

Peace knows why veterans succeed when they leave the service. It also makes them valuable to FFE. “Driving an $80,000 vehicle on our nation’s highways safely in all terrains and weather conditions requires discipline and maturity and the ability to be trained on complex tasks,” Peace said. “Who better fits that requirement than our veterans? This is what sets them apart from the general public, and they have a proven track record of dependability.”

About the Author

This article was written by Jay Myers