In recognition of his leadership constructing a base camp in northern Iraq, Nate Westover, Union Pacific senior manager- Strategic Sourcing, recently was presented the Bronze Star for meritorious service in a combat zone.
The 13-year U.S. Army reservist deployed to Iraq May 2015 to April 2016 to perform petroleum supply operations. Upon arrival, he was tasked with a much larger responsibility – building a new base camp, a process he likens to creating a small town.
Westover learned several skills at UP he applied to his service abroad as Sergeant First Class. “I was given that responsibility overseas because of my background in procurement and logistics, and working with suppliers,” he said.
Congratulations Nate, we're proud of you!