Sam Holcomb CA ’14

October 2, 2023
This profile is part of our alumni Wall of Honor for veterans.
Sam Holcomb in the Army

Sam Holcomb CA ’14

Military Branch: Army
Division/Unit/Company: 10th Special Forces Group
Rank at Discharge: Staff Sergeant
MOS: 18D
NBSS Program: Carpentry

How did your military service inspire you to attend NBSS?

After leaving the military, I was hired by an Army veteran, Kurt Fieldhouse CA ’93, who has ties to NBSS and he urged me to attend.

How did your military training help you be a successful student at NBSS?

Military service is about teamwork. Working on a construction crew—and working together as an NBSS Carpentry class—is also about teamwork.

What is your current job?

I currently own Cherry Creek Construction—a high-end residential construction company located in Marquette, MI.

What advice would you give to someone considering NBSS or a career in the trades?

Learn as much as you can both at NBSS and at your first jobs. Be a sponge. Ask questions. Be engaged. Your effort will not go unnoticed and you will quickly find yourself gaining responsibility and taking on new roles.

Anything else you would like to share about your NBSS experience as a veteran?

NBSS was a wonderful and supportive place to reenter civilian life. It provided me with new skills, a great professional network, and lifelong friends.