Meet Kris Broadus! He has been with Sandboxx since May 2022 as an Army Relations Manager. He is a retired Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army and now fosters a partnership with Sandboxx and the Army. Learn more about Kris’ experience working at Sandboxx and why he wishes Sandboxx was around when he went through basic training.
What first attracted you to work at Sandboxx?
Joining any of the Military branches is a very tough decision and it takes a lot of courage to do so. Being part of a company that is 100% committed to making the transition into the Military as seamless as possible is extremely gratifying. I get the opportunity to support the men and women that have served, help prepare the next generation of selfless Veterans, and help keep our Military members connected to their loved ones. I also get to work around a team of people that all share the same common goal and love our Military. What else could be better?
What is something unique about your team?
I am very fortunate to work with a group of professionals on the Military Relations team that have a proven track record of dedicated service to our nation. With over 100 years of experience across the military branches between the 4 members on our team, we are completely dedicated to serving the next generation of Service Members and their families.
What is something you’re proud of that you’ve achieved at Sandboxx?
The thing that makes me most proud of my time at Sandboxx is the ability to keep families and supporters of our next generation of Service Members connected through their Military journey. I’ve been fortunate to attend many Basic Training graduations and meet with our families that used Sandboxx, the gratitude and appreciation towards what we are able to do for them is overwhelming. It definitely puts a smile on my face every time!
As a Veteran, what does Sandboxx’s mission of connecting our military community mean to you?
Early in my career, I remember my days in Basic Training wondering what my family and friends were doing while I was away. I was in this new world away from home for the first time. It was paralyzing waiting for letters to arrive in the mail. Sometimes letters would arrive two weeks after being sent and the information wasn’t pertinent anymore. With Sandboxx we get the ability to keep families connected in real time with no delay or demise of relevance in communication between families and supporters of Service Members. I truly wish Sandboxx would have been around in the initial days of my Army journey.