Veteran Spotlight: Percy Nanfuri
"I had the privilege to serve alongside the very best men and women to protect the nation from foreign and domestic threats. What was most important to me, was how we looked out for one another, it was always, “One Team, One Fight”.
Tell us about your time serving in the military. What branch did you serve and how long did you serve?
I proudly served in the United States Navy for 12 years. It was an honor to be part of the world's greatest military. I had the privilege to serve alongside the very best men and women to protect the nation from foreign and domestic threats. What was most important to me, was how we looked out for one another, it was always, “One Team, One Fight”.
How has being a veteran impacted your career?
Being a veteran has taught me many skills that I not only utilize in my career, but in my daily life as well. It taught me discipline and attention to detail which I utilize heavily in my career. I learned a lot about time management and sacrifice which I utilize in my daily life balancing both a career and family. Lastly, it taught me to respect everyone around me.
What part of your military career has made you successful in your career?
In my military career, I served as my Command’s Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) manager from 2013 up until 2022 when I retired. I was given the opportunity to learn auditing, inventory, and management of government assets with zero discrepancies. Having exposure to these things provided me with the ability to dedicate my time and set realistic goals to achieve whatever I wanted to do.
Why is Veterans Day important to you?
Veterans Day is very important to me because of the ones that sacrificed their lives for us to be able to have freedom. It’s important to always remember our fallen heroes. I am proud to be here, proud to serve!
What does it mean to be a veteran?
Being a veteran is to sacrifice and keep our traditions intact. It’s to save lives from oppression and prosecution. It’s to always be ready when called upon to serve.