Veterans at GSK

Your experience. Your knowledge. Your skills. All of this has laid the groundwork. We value what you bring and believe you can successfully transfer it to a career with GSK. It’s not without challenges. But you are up for it. You have proven that. You are a member of the US military.

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We offer a wide range of career opportunities from engineering to sales, from project management to supply chain logistics, and technology to finance.

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Lenore Vollmar receiving an award.

The vision of Veterans Family and Friends is to help in making GSK the employer of choice for veterans, reservists, and guardsmen while creating a GSK community that celebrates the camaraderie, diversity, and professional leadership capability of the Armed Forces.

Our mission is to foster a work environment that is supportive around the globe to attract, recruit, and retain top veteran talent to GSK, provide a support and career development network, and help solve the challenges of the GSK veteran community.

Photo on the left: Lenore Vollmar, U.S. Army Military Police.

Who we are

We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to get ahead of disease together. We support smart risk-taking, invest in innovation where and when it matters, and constantly strive to do things better to make an impact on people’s health across the world.

That’s why we foster a working environment where you know you can make an impact. A safe and inclusive culture where you have personal responsibility to do the right thing, and act with care and integrity – even when no one’s looking.

The Army Reserve has challenged me to be at my best when leading soldiers as a Medical Service Corps Officer. In the complex environment of military medicine, I have gained invaluable experience in leading matrix teams." 

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Bryan Joosse, Senior Scientist R&D, Discovery Biology & Screening

Military role: Captain, Medical Service Corps, US Army Reserve

Meet our people

Role at GSK: Flu Director, Vaccines Marketing

Military role: Surface Warfare Officer, US Navy

Military Status: Veteran

During my military career as a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy, I was active for 8 years and 3 years in the reserves. I gained experience leading teams from diverse backgrounds and learned how to operate in fast-paced, high-intensity environments.

My military experience also taught me the importance of teamwork and accountability. I’ve applied all of these learnings throughout my career at GSK. 

Role at GSK: First-line leader for a team of Maintenance Engineering Technicians (METs).

Military role: Avionics Systems Technician, US Air Force

Military Status: Veteran

My 26 years in the USAF were very gratifying! Knowing my actions and deployments were contributing to the freedom of our nation kept me motivated. I maintained several different aircraft; A-7s, F-117s, F-16s, and F-15s. 

I provided leadership and management to organize, train, and equip more than 2,000 assigned personnel within four subordinate squadrons to support the Air and Space Expeditionary Force. ​The feeling is similar at GSK, knowing my team’s work to upkeep production equipment that produces medicines for our patients is very satisfying!


Role at GSK: Senior Manager of Cyber Defense Risk and Assurance 

Military role: Air National Guard: Cyberspace Operations Officer

Military Status: Veteran

I joined the Air Force Reserves after college, I had majored in finance and started my career in the financial industry but it wasn’t a great fit for me. After coming back from reserve training, my security clearance and time in the Air Force helped open doors into cybersecurity. I always say the Air Force made my career.

It showed me a new career field that I otherwise would not have known about. I have been in cybersecurity for 23 years and have done everything from incident response to red teaming to risk management. I am very passionate about security and keeping systems at GSK secure.

Role at GSK: Medical Unmet Needs Analytics and Effectiveness Analyst

Military role: Platoon Leader in the 629th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Battalion, Army National Guard

Military Status: Active 

I’m one of the pillar leads in the VFF ERG, at GSK I work with patient claims data to determine and measure gaps in patient care that can be addressed by our Field Medical team.

My time in the military has given me great experience in leading others and challenging myself. I have used that experience at GSK to be ambitious for patients in leading projects and creating new innovations in our analytic capabilities.  I’m very appreciative of the VFF ERG for giving me the opportunity to connect with others who share similar experiences.

Role at GSK: Drug Product Workstream Lead

Military role: US Marines as a Fire Direction Controller with the field artillery

Military Status: Veteran

I was engaged in combat operations during the first Persian Gulf War.  Upon returning from deployment, I enrolled at Drexel University where I completed my bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. 

Serving in the military gave me confidence to challenge myself academically in pursuit of a higher education, and also the confidence to try new things in my 20+ years at GSK.  While with GSK I’ve been supported to obtain advanced degrees and transition from engineering roles to those more focused on science.  GSK has been a great place to work by providing a variety of resources for ensuring a diverse and inclusive work culture – to include a focus on military veterans. 

Role at GSK: Medical Science Liaison for GSK Vaccines

Military role: Pharmacy Officer in the U.S. Army 

Military Status: Veteran

After 26 years, I completed my military career at the rank of Colonel. I served in a variety of leadership, clinical, and operational assignments within the United States, Panama, Germany, Haiti, and Iraq.

I had the opportunity to work with immunization distribution, education, research, and policy in support of force health protection and public health of our service members and their family members. Those experiences allowed me to transition to GSK and continue to support public health and disease prevention efforts in the United States.

Role at GSK:  Federal Key Account Manager (KAM), Market Access Enterprise Integrated Accounts

Military Role:  Infantry Forward Observer, Non-Commissioned Officer, United States Marine Corps

Military Status:  Veteran

Often referred to as “The tip of the spear,” I was Special Operations Capable (SOC) qualified and deployed to the Pacific theatre with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), 1st Battalion 3rd Marines, and to the Mediterranean theatre with the 22 MEU, 2nd Battalion 2nd Marines.  The Marines taught me attention to detail, honor, discipline, leadership, and commitment to duty. These values continue to serve me now at GSK.

I am proud to say that I work at GSK, the only company that has a Federal Team solely dedicated to supporting our Veterans, active-duty personnel, and their families. Our team helps protect those who protect our freedoms by providing an extensive portfolio of Vaccines, Oncology, Specialty, and Respiratory products.  What more could I ask for!

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