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Connected by Values of Service and Loyalty

December 13, 2017
Image of female soldier standing face to face with another female soldier.

This is a reflection from Patricia Perez, US Army Veteran and Accounting Specialist, on core values and serving San Antonio.

When you start Basic Combat Training with the US Army, the first thing you learn are the seven core Army values: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. As a veteran of the US Army, I continue to live by these values because it deeply resonates with me. Today, I’m proud to be part of The Bank of San Antonio because of its support for the military, service to the community and values that closely aligned with mine.

Finding my duty after service

At The Bank of San Antonio, we have principles of service that guide our work. We are encouraged to feel empowered to provide exceptional service and establish strong relationships with every client we encounter. I feel that The Bank’s principles are very similar to the Army’s values of selfless service, loyalty and respect. I have a duty to The Bank and my clients to practice these core values every day.

Committed to serving San Antonio

The team continually strives to be strong corporate citizens in our community. Every year, we work with various organizations to give back and my favorite organizations we support are:

  • United Way. Between our staff and board of directors, we raised over $104,000 this year for programs that support San Antonio including Mission United which provides support to veterans.
  • The Fisher House Foundation, which brings in fellow soldiers and share a Thanksgiving feast together.

I believe that a simple act of gratitude and kindness can have a lasting impact on a person’s life. Alone we may not change the world, but we can change someone’s world. It was an honor to serve among the honorable men and women of the armed forces. Thank you to members of the military, veterans and their families for everything they do for our nation.

This holiday season, consider volunteering in the community because even a small act of kindness can make a difference.