BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An Army veteran is helping others who have served our country and military spouses through online retail giant Amazon.
After seven years of active duty, Victoria Wilson is now a senior operations manager at the Amazon fulfillment center near Broening Highway in Baltimore.
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“Throughout my career, I’ve worked in predominantly male environments, both in the military and in cybersecurity,” Wilson said. “And now, here in Warehousing and Fulfillment, it makes me very proud to represent other female leaders.”
Wilson is currently the head of the local Warriors at Amazon chapter. Amazon has several “affinity” groups, which target certain cultures, this one for veterans.
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She also leads initiatives across the country for military spouses, including one known as Project Juno, which helps support military spouses as they move.
“Being a military spouse, I already moved within Amazon once when my husband moved here to Fort Meade,” Wilson said. “Just the ability to move laterally with no impact on your career, without having a new job with the added stress of going through a move, changing our roles is just an incredible asset.”
Cole Fisher, general manager of the fulfillment center, said he has seen these initiatives come to life.
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“We’ve had a number of veterans transferred from other bases across the country and being able to retain those leaders within Amazon is extremely important,” Fisher said.