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Vets Power Us

With more than 40% of veterans hailing from rural communities and a heightened challenge of attracting and retaining a new workforce due to a retirement wave and changing technology facing America’s electric cooperatives, facilitating the connection between job-seeking veterans and electric cooperative career opportunities is a win-win endeavor.


The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's (NRECA) "Vets Power Us" initiative was developed to support veterans, active military and their spouses by:

  • Helping veterans find meaningful career opportunities within America’s electric cooperatives.

  • Helping co-ops recruit, hire and honor veterans.


Through this program, co-ops have access to practical resources that will help them successfully recruit veterans and veterans have direct access to electric co-op career opportunities.


At NIPCO, #VetsPowerUs. We are proud to have several employees who have served our country.


For more information on our participation in the Vets Power Us program or for a list of available career opportunities with NIPCO, please contact us.

Meet Our Veterans


Chad Barthman

Right-of-Way, Inspection & Safety Coordinator

Specialist E-4

United States Army National Guard

6 years


Jayme Huber

Vice President of Engineering & Operations

Major, ret. 

United States Army National Guard

20 years, 4 months/Deployed


Jason Stock

Relief Control Operator

Staff Sergeant E-5

United States Army National Guard

6 years


Kevin Hubbard

Substation Electrician

Staff Sergeant 

US Army

12 years Active Duty (2003-2015)

41 months total deployed Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)


Don Jennings

Sr. SCADA Technician

Staff Sergeant E-6 

United States Army National Guard

12 years


Bill Thompson

Crew Foreman

Lance Corporal E-3

United States Marine Corps

4 years/Deployed

Our deepest gratitude is extended to our employee veterans as well as ALL our nation's veterans as we honor their commitment and sacrifice.

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