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Video: The Home Depot Celebrates Military Appreciation Month by Highlighting Navy Service Member and Assistant Store Manager Gerald Sims

May 18, 2022

Hailing from a military family, having lived in four countries and seven states, Gerald Sims always knew his passion was to serve his country. Currently, he is a Navy service member. 

As he looked beyond the military, Gerald wanted to find a career that valued his military background and provided leadership and mentoring opportunities. Today, Gerald is a merchandising assistant store manager at The Home Depot store in Greenville, South Carolina.  

Here’s Gerald’s military story and why he chooses to wear an orange apron.  

The Home Depot is proud to employ more than 35,000 veterans and military spouses throughout the company. Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has contributed more than $400 million to veteran causes and improved more than 50,000 veteran homes and facilities. If you’re a veteran looking for career opportunities at The Home Depot, visit