May is Military Appreciation Month!
In honor of this, we are featuring employees from all subsidiaries of Barrett Industries who are or were active in the military! In addition, we will also feature employees who honor and give back to military families and organizations in their communities!
BARRETT PAVING MATERIALS INC. – Clint Chuayprasith, from subsidiary Barrett Paving Materials Inc., is our third featured employee for Military Appreciation Month! Clint is a Staff Accountant at the Barrett New York North office in Watertown, NY. He is also a US Army Veteran.
Originally from Southern California, Clint left college to join the US ARMY in 2003. Basic training took place in Fort Sill, OK where he specialized in field artillery. He moved to Fort Drum, NY in 2004 and in that same year, deployed to Iraq as Field Artillery/Infantry. In 2006, Clint was deployed again to Iraq for 15 months in an administrative position working in an operations center.
He ended his active duty service in 2008, despite still being categorized in an “Individual Ready Reserve Status” until 2011.
“I would say my time in the military was well spent. I learned a lot about myself and about others. I’ve faced many hardships and made many friends. I traveled around the world and experienced many things that most would never know. I earned the rank of Sergeant, and the responsibility with that has helped me become a better problem solver. I feel that I am more well-rounded and a better person for it. I continuously apply all the tools the military has given me in my daily life.”
Clint remained in the Fort Drum area after his release from the military and attended Jefferson Community College. After graduating JCC with a degree in Accounting, he was hired as an intern at Barrett Paving Materials in the summer of 2011. Clint has said that his “experience as an intern was successful” and in anticipation of the JDE implementation, he was hired full time as a Staff Accountant in 2012.
“Overall, my experience with Barrett Paving has been successful. I have had an integral part in the application of JDE and OnBase. In my travels and experiences, I’ve met a lot of great people and now have a greater understanding of the company as a whole. I look forward to the continued success of Barrett Paving Materials. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.”
Thank YOU Clint. For your service and your sacrifices