Searsport soldier promoted, carries family legacy of service

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BRUNSWICK, MAINE (03/07/2022) (readMedia)-- Windham Veevaert of Searsport was promoted to the rank of captain over the February drill period for Forward Support Company, 133rd Engineer Battalion.

Veevaert has been a member of the Maine Army National Guard for seven years and is currently the commander of the Forward Support Company.

"I feel very honored and grateful to be promoted to captain," said Veevaert. "My parents were both Army officers, so it is a big milestone for me personally. Being promoted is also a reminder of the duty and responsibility associated with leadership. I see leadership as a service that provides a framework for those below you to thrive and succeed at their jobs. I ask myself, how can I guide or how can I better facilitate initiative, ideas, and fulfilling action?"

"Our company has many intelligent, hard-working people, who provide great ideas and apply their experience to solve problems," Veevaert continued. "Our success is the result of collective effort. I am grateful for the promotion and proud to be part of this group of great people."

Veevaert works full-time as the command supply services officer at Joint Force Headquarters in Augusta.

Story submitted by 1st Lt. Lucas Bourget