Veteran Spotlight: Amanda Scardino

Amanda Scardino - VetSpot

Our employees are what make VMSI truly valuable and successful in supporting our government clients.  As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, we take immense pride in commending our military Veteran employees, by recognizing their service to our country and their significant contributions to VMSI.  This month, we are excited to feature Amanda Scardino in our Veteran Spotlight.

Amanda Scardino is a Senior Program Analyst and has been a member of the VMSI family for over a year.  She provides direct support to the Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) VA site utilizing the Defense Medical Logistics Standards Support (DMLSS) system.  She is considered a DMLSS subject matter expert (SME) and uses her experience to provide efficient remedies that ensure she meets the client’s needs.  Amanda’s contributions play a significant role in ensuring the team’s overall success.

Amanda served in the Air Force for 10 years, achieving the rank of Technical Sergeant.  She chose to go into the military to provide a better life for herself and achieve a higher level of education.  During her time in the Air Force, Amanda served as a Medical Logistician and a Munitions Technician.  Her initial role as a Munitions Operator (AMMO) provided her with a unique perspective that proved invaluable as she transitioned into the Medical Logistics arena.  Having worked on the line side and through deployments, Amanda knew what it meant to work hard long shifts.  This experience equipped her to step into the Logistician world with confidence, ready to hit the ground running and contribute in any capacity required to meet mission needs. Amanda’s dedication and performance led her to receive two commendation medals and was named Air Force Loggie of the Year.

When asked what she enjoyed most during her ten years of service, Amanda shared “The people.  It’s always the people who push you to want to do better and become a better version of yourself.  I’ve been blessed enough to have met those kinds of people along the way and we’re still close”.

Amanda recommends three tips for anyone transitioning into civilian life:

  1. Get an education and use your tuition assistance.  It’s free and you’ve earned it!
  2. Take advantage of the free PTSD treatment for Veterans offered at the VA and Wounded Warriors.
  3. Don’t undersell yourself when it comes to looking for a civilian job. We put in the work and your skills will translate to the civilian sector.

We thank Amanda for her service and for sharing her experiences with VMSI!