Thanking Our Stockman Bank Military Veterans

Ashley Glantz

Ashley Glantz

Post written by Ashley Glantz, HR Recruiting Specialist

We all know one.

Maybe you’ve had the honor of loving one.

Maybe you interact with them on a daily basis.

Maybe it’s a family member. Or a coworker. Or a friend.

For every interaction we have with our military veterans, we’re better for it. We owe a debt of gratitude to every veteran who has served, as well as their families who have supported them along the way.

Today we’d like to take a moment to thank a few of the veterans from the Stockman family for their service to our country, their friendship, and their hard work.

KC KeithKC KEITH

Position held with Stockman Bank
Vice President/General Manager Stockman Insurance

Dates of Military Service
1986 to 1999 (8 years active duty US ARMY, 5 years MT Army National Guard)

Position in Military
(Various) Electronic Warfare Technician Fort Huachuca Az, Battalion Communications Chief 2nd Infantry Division South Korea and 10th Mountain Division Fort Drum New York.  US Army Recruiter Fort Worth, Texas, Fire Direction Control Chief MT Army National Guard Miles City MT.

What skills from the military helped you in your civilian career?
Too numerous to count – leadership, the ability to understand and recognize how to communicate to individuals and mass soldiers or employees.

Any additional comments you would like to share?
I’m very proud of my military service. Besides my marriage and children, my military service would have to be one of my proudest accomplishments. I attribute my success in life to my father and what I learned from the Army. As a private, I learned (and to this day try to emulate) the four character traits to being a great person:

  1. Courage – Be courageous and stand up for what’s right. Do what’s right when no one is looking.
  2. Candor – Be honest and truthful at all times.
  3. Competence – Be knowledgeable. Be the expert in whatever you do. Do the extra work to be known as the expert in what ever field of work you do.
  4. Commitment – Be committed to God, yourself, your family , and your company.

By remembering and living by these four character traits you will be a successful person, employee, employer, spouse, etc.

My first commander who I reported to told me “Doesn’t matter where you came from, it matters where you’re going”.  I think about that saying often and share my experiences to anyone who will listen. We can be and do anything we want if we have the commitment and dedication to do it.


Mitch GroveMITCH GROVE

Position held with Stockman Bank
Ag Loan Officer – Worden

Dates of Military Service
2013 to present

Position in Military
2nd Lieutenant

What skills from the military helped you in your civilian career?  
One of the biggest benefits the military has instilled in me is a passion for leadership and determination to help those around me succeed! Additionally, skills such as discipline, being part of a team, and learning how to work with others effectively have definitely helped me during my career at Stockman Bank.


Isaiah JenkinsISAIAH JENKINS

Position held with Stockman Bank
Help Desk Technician for 3 years, currently Item Image Processing Specialist for one year

Dates of Military Service
2006 – 2012

Position in Military
Navy IT, E-5 at discharge. Worked as Network Operator, Network Admin, Information Assurance Manager.

What skills from the military helped you in your civilian career?
Teamwork. Unit loyalty. Respect for others.


Becky PedersonBECKY PEDERSON

Position held with Stockman Bank
Real Estate Loan Officer

Dates of Military Service
1998 – 2004

Position in Military
E-4 in the Marine Corps as Admin

What skills from the military helped you in your civilian career?
Just having to be organized and working on the computer all the time. My job in the Marines was a lot like a customer service position. It taught me how to work with the most difficult customers.

Any additional comments you would like to share?
My time in the military was one of the greatest moments in my life. I was able to get out of Montana and explore the world. And I got an extended family in the meantime.


Carolyn RauschCAROLYN RAUSCH  

Position held with Stockman Bank
Real Estate Mortgage Underwriter

Dates of Military Service
1979 to 1985

Position in Military
Personnel Clerk (Worked with individual service members making sure military jacket (records) were all up to date that were to be held personal and confidential)

What skills from the military helped you in your civilian career?  
The military is a great place to learn leadership skills, along with providing skills in working with a diverse range of people. The military teaches values, ethics, and teamwork in one’s job. I’ve  incorporated all these skills in my career and personal life.

Any additional comments you would like to share?
When I joined the service, the military was in the beginning years of incorporating co-ed squads. I was assigned to be a squad leader of about nine women soldiers. This was a challenging time, since some of the male drill sergeants were of the opinion that men and women should be in separate squads/platoons. The women drill sergeants were pretty tough/ornery. They wanted to prove that the co-ed squads would work, therefore they were also pushing the women soldiers to their full potential.


BethAnn RaineyBethAnn RAINEY  

Position held with Stockman Bank
Mailroom Clerk

Dates of Military Service
December 2005-December 2013

Position in Military
Water Purification Specialist

What skills from the military helped you in your civilian career?
The most important thing I learned from my military career is the importance of being on time and having great time management skills.


Jeremy MorgretJEREMY MORGET  

Position held with Stockman Bank
VP, Assistant Chief of Branch Supervision

Dates of Military Service
1996-1999

Position in Military
Army Specialist, Infantry

What skills from the military helped you in your civilian career?
First off, the Army ingrained a sense of discipline and self-responsibility within me that has helped me immensely in both my personal and professional lives. In my three years in the Infantry, I learned many leadership skills, teamwork and the importance of the chain of command. While my banking career and the style of leadership needed in a professional working environment is much different, the core principles and values remain the same. Being a young man from a rural area, I quickly realized Western values and a strong work ethic were not the norm and that helped me stand out from many of my peers. My service in the Army helped me form confidence in myself and a desire to always do my best.

Any additional comments you would like to share?
There are countless brave men and women who have served (and some ultimately gave all) in combat for this great country and I feel indebted to them and stand proud to be an American.  My three years in the Army gave me a tremendous amount as it helped form the foundation for who I am today. On this Veterans Day, I personally want to thank all of those who have served this great country.


Our employees who have served in the military have an extra sense of pride in both their professional careers and their personal lives. We are extremely proud of our employees who have served and continue to serve in the military. We salute you this Veterans Day. Thank you for your service.

As a veteran, if you are interested in joining our team, we encourage you to view our careers page.

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