Sightpath Celebrates Our Veterans: Sgt. Dan Robins

We would like to thank all military personnel, past and present, for your service and dedication this Veterans Day.

Sightpath Medical proudly supports all veterans. Our nation remains the land of the free because it is the home of the brave. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to all of those who serve or have served our nation and protected our freedom.

In honor of Veterans Day we’d like to share some stories from the veterans who we are lucky enough to call our colleagues.

Sgt. Dan Robins, Senior Vice President of Operations

I joined the Army in the winter of 1900-something, attended basic training in Ft. Knox, KY and then moved on to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL for training as an Avenger missile system technician. My permanent (and unfortunately only) duty station for 6 years thereafter was Ft. Hood, TX, where I was assigned to 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery 1st Cavalry Division.

As anyone who is an Army enthusiast knows, the 1st Cav Division is one of the most decorated combat divisions of the US Army whose members pride themselves on always being combat ready. The National Training Center in Ft. Erwin became my second home and regardless of what anyone says, I know that the Mojave desert does get cold in the winter! When not in the field dining on the finest MRE’s, I spent most of my evenings attending night school and my weekends listening to music on 6th street in Austin or on the river walk in San Antonio.

I feel fortunate to have had so many great experiences in the service and will always treasure the camaraderie I felt and the lifelong friendships I made.  I also feel proud to now work for a company who employs a large number of individuals from every branch of the US Military. As we celebrate Veterans Day this year, I am pleased to share my experiences, and look forward to recognizing other Sightpath employees who have honorably served this country.

Though my days of active service are done, I will never forget the Soldier’s Creed and am committed to applying the values and lessons I learned during my time in the service to my daily life, including my role at Sightpath:

I am an American Soldier.

I am a warrior and a member of a team.

I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.

I will always place the mission first.

I will never accept defeat.

I will never quit.

I will never leave a fallen comrade.

I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.

I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.

I am an expert and I am a professional.

I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.

I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

I am an American Soldier.

Sgt. Dan Robins

Senior Vice-President of Operations