2014-03-07 / Community Events

Exchange employee devotes lifetime to serving troops

By Miranda Webber
Fort Gordon Exchange

When Doris Corbett began working for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Ronald Wilson Reagan was the President of the United States and a gallon of gas cost $1.13.

Corbett, a store assistant who works on the operations squad for the Exchange, started her career May 17, 1985 and has spent the last 29 years serving generations of Soldiers and Airmen.

“ Serving those who protect our freedom is extremely rewarding,” said Corbett. “It hasn’t felt like a job to me – it’s more of an honor and a privilege to have been able do this for so long.”

Corbett began her Exchange career as a sales associate. Throughout the next 29 years she also had stints as lead sales assistant, store assistant and now currently store assistant in the OPS Squad department at the main Exchange.

While the jobs may have changed over the years, Corbett’s dedication and devotion to the troops has never wavered.

“Thinking back on the past 29 years reminds me of what an honor it has been to serve those that serve,” said Corbett. “Energy prices may go up and politicians may change, but waking up and going to work alongside the best customers in the world in 2014 is just as exciting as it was my first day on the job.”

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