Celebrating Veterans Day
FirstEnergy’s Mike Wynn, Veteran
November 2016

​Mike Wynn, a veteran and a staff business analyst with FirstEnergy, knows that his military background helped prepare him for his current career in energy.

“My military background has helped guide me at the company,” said Mike. “My time in the service has ingrained an attitude of ‘mission first’ that is difficult to ignore.”
In 1986, just 14 days after his high school graduation, Mike enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in the Air Defense Artillery unit in Texas and Germany. In 1990, Mike transitioned from active Army to Ohio National Guard (OHNG) at the rank of sergeant. During his OHNG service, he was an avionics technician for a variety of helicopters. In 2007, Mike retired from the military at the rank of sergeant first class with 21 years of service. He began his energy career at FirstEnergy in 1998 as a distribution engineer at Ohio Edison, and he is one of more than 1,400 veterans employed at the company.
Electric companies know that military veterans possess unique skills and experiences that make them highly qualified candidates for a number of opportunities. Mike concurs. “FirstEnergy always has been among the best employers in supporting military employees. I’m proud to be a member of both.”
On Veterans Day, Mike added, “Veterans Day is extremely important to me in recognizing those who have served and those who made the greatest sacrifice: putting their country before themselves. There is no greater group of people more worthy of respect than our veterans.”
The electric power industry is committed to ensuring veterans are able to successfully transition from a career in the military to a career in energy. For more on this commitment, visit Troops to Energy Jobs or Veterans in Energy.