L-3 Communications

L-3 Communications, headquartered in New York City, provides defense products and services to the United States, allied governments and customers world-wide. L-3’s nominator, Master Sergeant (MSgt) Sherri Bellehumeur of the 109th Air Control Squadron, Utah Air National Guard, is employed by L-3 Communication Systems – West (L-3 CSW) in Salt Lake City. L-3 routinely conducts Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) training for supervisors and managers and regularly attends military career fairs, including Hiring Our Heroes. L-3 CSW has an established Military Relations Committee which supports initiatives such as the Utah National Guard Charitable Trust and Sub-for-Santa programs. Across L-3, business units coordinate, support and host events for military and veterans groups to promote awareness for the employment and community needs of military personnel, and in celebration of their service. Bellehumeur noted in her nomination that, although she had a business degree, L-3 hired her as an engineer because of her extensive military technical experienceeven though she lacked the required technical degree for the position. She also commented, “L-3 may be a large company but it is genuinely interested in the needs of its Guard and Reserve members. In my own experience, my managers and HR specialists showed real understanding and flexibility concerning schedule and pay issues related to my Guard duty. I can honestly say that L-3 goes above and beyond for its military employees.”