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Military Appreciation Month: Four Associates Talk Service and Careers at The Home Depot

May 23, 2023

During Military Appreciation Month, we’re honored to share the stories of four associates who make up the 35,000 veterans and military spouses representing The Home Depot.  

As Juan Ordaz was transitioning out of the military, he searched for a new career path with similarities to his time in the Marine Corps. He joined The Home Depot as a garden associate and recently celebrated his 20-year anniversary with the company. 

Military Snapshot of Juan Ordaz

Lisa Thomas is a store manager, military spouse and mother to three boys. While her husband served in the Marine Corps, Lisa needed a job that granted her flexibility and support. She says what started out as a job quickly turned into a career.  

Military Snapshot of Lisa Thomas

Marlon Joseph spent 29 years serving in the Navy. As a leader in the military, he prioritized a culture that consisted of inclusivity, support and transparency. He strives to bring that same mindset to his role now with The Home Depot. 

Military Snapshot of Marlon Joseph

Bethany George and her husband both come from military families. Not only did they follow in their footsteps by joining the military, but they also work at The Home Depot. Over the past 15 years with the company, Bethany has grown her career from a coordinator to a manager in Talent Acquisition.  

Military Snapshot of Bethany George

If you’re a veteran or military spouse looking for career opportunities at The Home Depot, visit