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Salute Mission Critical transforms military veterans into world class data center technicians and as a result is now a premier IT Data Center Lifecycle services company. Clients around the world rely on Salute to deploy, manage, and decommission data center sites with consistent high quality results. Our ability to recruit, train, and support our teams is unique and applied in a highly effective manner to fulfill your requirements anywhere.
Salute Inc. was founded in 2013 by Lee Kirby and Jason Okroy who brought a wealth of experience in both the military and commercial IT operations. With their unique perspective, they noticed two different, yet equally urgent, problems. First, many veterans who had returned from serving their country struggled to find civilian jobs. Second, an entire industry—data centers—struggled to find both entry level and skilled staff who could perform reliably in a mission-critical facility environment. Seeing an opportunity to address both problems in one master stroke, Salute was born, with its mission to recruit and train veterans in all of the processes and tasks required to deploy, manage, secure, and decommission data centers. Since then, more than 1,000 veterans have been introduced to the industry by Salute, and many leading data centers have benefited from the discipline and integrity that is ingrained in these personnel from their time in the military. The dedication and skills that Salute’s teams provide have helped get data centers up and running as these services are available through all stages of the data center life cycle, both in the U.S. and around the globe.