Carol Gilliam, Marine Corps Veteran

Associate Communications Supervisor, American Medical Response

Carol Gilliam served as a Radio Operator, Truck Driver and an Engineer during her career with the United States Marine Corp. Her military career included four years of active duty and two more years in the reserves. Gilliam joined the military to be part of something bigger than herself and to serve her country. Gilliam’s father had also served in the Army during the Korean War. Today, Gilliam serves as an Associate Communications Supervisor in San Diego where she is responsible for call-taking quality assurance, investigation service and compliance issues.

"I’ve been with GMR for 32 years,” says Gilliam, “and I have been fortunate enough to work at different locations and positions during my tenure. I would have to say that my favorite job was being a Field Supervisor. I enjoy the challenges of my current position because every day is unique. I think the military prepared me for my current position by being able to multi-task and stay calm in any situation. I also enjoy working with a diverse group of people to accomplish the same goal.”

Areas of Service

Sgt. Carol Gilliam served a total of six years in the Marines. “My primary job was a field radio operator,” says Gilliam, “but I was also fortunate to receive training as a driver and an engineer.” Her service included assignments in:

  • Japan
  • Korea
  • The Philippines
  • Quantico, VA
  • Camp Pendleton, CA
Gilliam says she misses the camaraderie and esprit de corps of her military service, but her service with GMR reminds her of her days in the Marines. “The training at GMR appealed to me. They take the time to make sure their new hires are trained and ready for the job, and this company really cares about their employees.”