May 24, 2023

Honoring Those Who Served: Shareef Shabazz

May is National Military Appreciation Month in the United States. MSCI has been celebrating by featuring member company employees — our MSCI Metals Veterans — who have served their country in uniform. Click here to find our past features.

Name: Shareef Shabazz
Company: Infra-Metals
City and State: Petersburg, Va.
Current Position/Job Title: Maintenance tech
Education: Bachelors degree
Military Branch: U.S. Army
Years of Service: 6
Job/MOS in the military: 63 Sierra and 79 Roman
Unit and where you were stationed: 833rd Fort Eustis; 3rd Recruiting Brigade, Indianapolis, Ind.

What memorable phrase or word will never be the same now that you served? I will never forget that there is no heat like the Carolina heat! It’s hot!

What is something new you learned about yourself from serving? That anything is possible if you try. 

How have you applied lessons in the military to your job/career? By just working hard and applying teamwork in my situations.

Do you have a favorite quote, mantra, or personal motto? “Don’t worry about the mule going blind, just keep leading the wagon.”

Anything else that you would like to share regarding your experience? Stay strong and focus!

Thank you for your service, Shareef! Remember to share these stories on social media using #MSCIMetalVets and to join the Military Appreciation Month conversation on MSCI’s Community Forum.

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