Derrick Remer Appointed as Advisory Board Member for USO North Carolina

Derrick Remer, District Manager, Government and Community Relations at Duke Energy Corporation was recently appointed as an advisory board member for USO North Carolina.

In his current role with Duke Energy, Derrick manages relationships between Duke Energy and key government and community leaders in eastern North Carolina, including Onslow, Jones, Pitt, Carteret, Duplin, Wayne, Lenoir, Craven Pamlico, Beaufort, and Greene counties.

“The USO is an especially important organization and has had a representative from Duke Energy on the board for many years,” said Derrick. “I am fortunate to work with many different branches of our military from Camp Lejeune to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base; but also, by living in Eastern North Carolina, I am surrounded by incredible military families and service members who dedicate their lives to our country. The least I can do is work to serve them and help support the incredible efforts of the USO.“

In his new role as a USO advisory board member, Derrick will work with USO North Carolina leadership and staff to increase the awareness and understanding of the USO throughout the state.

“We are truly excited to welcome Derrick to the USO North Carolina advisory board,” said Kelli Willoughby, Executive Director, USO North Carolina. “His commitment to North Carolina’s military community and their families is inspiring, and he has great ties to the eastern North Carolina community which will help us bring greater awareness of the USO to that part of North Carolina and throughout the state.”

As a USO advisory board member, Derrick will also focus on networking with other local business leaders in various industries to educate them on the value of the USO and the positive impact our organization has on the military by serving as a bridge between the civilian and military communities. Additionally, he will encourage transitioning service members to stay in North Carolina.

“Our military service members and their spouses are incredible assets, and employers should focus on hiring transitioning service members and their spouses to join their teams,” said Derrick. “I want to make sure the necessary transitioning resources and tools are available to service members and their families to help continue building North Carolina’s future.”

USO North Carolina falls under the USO Southeast Region, which currently encompasses the following 12 states and district: Ala., Fla., Ga., Ky., La., Md., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Va., W.Va., and Washington, D.C., supporting over 1.7 million service members and their families, with North Carolina being home to roughly 260,445 military personnel and their families.

“North Carolina is the most military friendly state in the country – it is who we are,” said Derrick. “Our communities are the backbone of what makes this state a great place and by supporting the USO and our service members, our corporate partners are helping strengthen North Carolina as the best place to live and do business.”

Since 1941, the USO has been the nation’s leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, the USO is always by their side.

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