Visionaries in Service: Amanda Szabolcs

  • November 9, 2021
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We're sharing a Q&A with Amanda Szabolcs as our Salute to Service blog series - featuring Visionaries in Service - continues. Today, Amanda serves as Manager of Corporate Development at Atlantic Southern after 10 years in the Air Force working in defense contracting and logistics. 

In what way(s) did your connection to September 11 shape your path to military service?
The events of September 11 made me seek out opportunities to serve and ultimately led me to joining the Air Force.
What about the leaders under whom you served has stayed with you the most?
I was fortunate to serve under and with leaders that practiced servant leadership. Their understanding, compassion, and ability to empathize really stuck with me. I still strive every day to be a better person and a better leader in my civilian life 
Men and women joining the military today have no living memory of 9/11. Why is it important that they visit the Memorial & Museum to understand both the attacks and the ongoing consequences? 
The events of 9/11 truly changed the world. The museum does such a great job capturing what it was like to live through that day and the days that followed.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

Note: As part of Salute to Service, U.S. military veterans will receive free Museum admission from Thursday, November 11 through Sunday, November 14, with up to three guests at a 50 percent discount. Reserve your tickets

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