Heroes of Leidos: Melissa
Roughly one in every five Leidos employees is a veteran. Their stories are meant to honor our Heroes and celebrate the commitment each of them made to serve at the highest level. Meet the Heroes of Leidos.
"The base newspaper took this of my boys at their daycare center and ran it on Mother's Day during one of my deployments. Deploying was never easy, especially as a mom of 6-year-old twin boys. I sat in my 10-by-10-foot room in the middle of the desert and wondered what they were doing at that moment. I remember the day I left. One told me before I got on the plane, 'Mommy, don't get dead.' In his dramatic tone, the other said, 'If the bad guys chase you, run faster! OK?' We were engaged in a war on terror that affected the safety and security of every American, including my little angels. The love I have for them and the desire I have for their safe and happy future is precisely the reason I wore the uniform."