Regions Bank recognizes Veterans Day Nov. 11 and celebrates military veterans and their families all year long. Through a variety of recruitment, development and mentoring programs, Regions seeks to build the best team through hiring and developing military members, military veterans and military spouses.
Meet Chace Watson
Cyber Threat Intel Analyst
Military Background: U.S. Navy
Chace Watson is a member of Regions’ Cybersecurity team who joined the bank through a partnership with Hiring Our Heroes. Hiring Our Heroes connects the military community—service members, military spouses, and veterans—with American businesses to create economic opportunity and a strong and diversified workforce.
“One of the greatest lessons that I learned while serving was truly caring for others,” said Watson. “At Regions, that caring translates incredibly well, especially for my team that is working to ensure that Regions’ customers and associates are kept safe against cyber threats and fraudsters.”
Hear more on Watson’s military background and how he commemorates Veterans Day in this video.
Hiring our Heroes
Since 2019, Regions has partnered with Hiring Our Heroes by serving as a host for their Corporate Fellowship Program. The Corporate Fellowship Program is a 12-week SkillBridge program held three times a year with locations across the country. Each program hosts active-duty service members who gain experience working with host companies in their last six months of military service. They acquire the skills needed to succeed in the civilian workforce to ensure professional success following their transition out of military service. Host companies help bridge the gap between military service and civilian careers while also gaining access to a natural recruiting pipeline of military talent.
Learn more about Regions Military Recruiting here.
Military Friendly Employer
Regions has been designated as a 2024 Military Friendly ® Employer by Military Friendly®, an organization that measures the commitment of companies to create professional opportunities that leverage military experience.
“Regions recognizes the value veterans and their spouses bring to the bank by leveraging their strengths, talents, and knowledge to serve our customers and communities,” said Clara Green, head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Regions Bank. “We are grateful to everyone who served in the military, and we are committed to having a military-friendly culture where all can thrive. We are extremely proud to receive this recognition again.”
This is the fourth consecutive year that Regions has been recognized by Military Friendly®. More information is available in this news release.
BRAVE Military Program for Veterans and Military Spouses
Regions is committed to supporting U.S. Military veterans and their families, both during their service and after they transition to civilian life. Our military transition program is called BRAVE – Building Regions Associate Veteran Experience. The objective of BRAVE is to support veterans and military spouses seeking career opportunities at Regions.
The BRAVE program includes:
- Hiring, onboarding and training support.
- Learning and development tailored to transitioning veterans.
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- Veteran-to-veteran and military spouse to military spouse mentoring and guidance
- Resources to help ease transition, including Employee Assistance Program (EAP), military leave and accommodations for disabled veterans
- Community involvement opportunities
- Military recruiting events
Through the BRAVE program, Regions matches the talents and experiences of transitioning military members to opportunities at Regions and provides support to overcome challenges that come with transitioning to a civilian job.