Peter Pyron and Josh Wylie no longer wear military uniforms, yet the values and skills they learned while serving our country carry through to roles they support in nuclear energy.
While Pyron and Wylie’s journeys are different, they each have a unique perspective on their transition from active military duty to the civilian workforce.
For Pyron, a new Duke Energy Nuclear employee, the move into nuclear operations from the military has been a good experience.
“I grew up in North Carolina and love everything about the state. And, wanted to continue my career in nuclear power outside the Navy. My research into Duke Energy as a corporation was nothing but positive,” says Pyron, who was in the U.S. Navy for 12 years.
“Duke Energy is an established company with a strong commitment not only to customers, but employees,” Pyron adds.
Wylie has worked for Duke Energy Nuclear for 12 years in security. He served for 30 years on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps.
“I chose to work for Duke Energy because it is known for being a great company with high standards. Nuclear has processes, procedures and the high standards I’m used to,” says Wylie. “The company has great benefits, equal pay and is a caring organization.”
Pyron and Wylie are just two examples of our military veteran workforce. 13 percent of nuclear teammates have served our country.
We are thankful for their service, and the service of all veterans, and appreciate the contributions they make each and every day to provide carbon-free, reliable energy for our customers.