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Thank you for serving our country. We respect your service, salute your skills, and appreciate your unique experience and talents. GEO offers challenging and rewarding career opportunities, competitive pay, benefits, training and advancement opportunities for individuals who are:

  • Transitioning from military to civilian life
  • Veterans or current military service members
  • Members of the National Guard or Reserve

 Congratulations to our Veteran of the Quarter

 Chris Monks

Facility: Big Spring Correctional Center
Branch of the Military: U.S. Army
Time Served: 20 Years 

Chris Monks has been the Human Resources Manager at Big Spring Correctional Center in Big Spring, Texas since June 2012. Prior to his employment with GEO at Big Spring, Chris was a member of the United States Army for 20 years.

While on active duty in the U.S. Army, Chris served in a multitude of different positions to include:  Combat Infantryman, Combat Infantry Scout, and Human Resources Sergeant. His duty assignments included Human Resources Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Platoon Sergeant.  Chris served multiple times in the Middle East as well as other peace time deployments.  He has a myriad of awards to include:  Five Army Commendation Medals, Nine Army Achievement Medals, Five Overseas Service Ribbons, and the German Marksmanship Badge (Silver).

Chris has been married to his wife Helene for over twenty years.  They have four children:  Amber (16), Catherine (12), Elena (6), and Miranda (2).

Chris’s positive impact helped the facility stay at low vacancy rates during his tenure.  He has turned around the perception of the HR Department.  We thank Chris Monks for serving our country for over 20+ years and being an asset to our organization!

To nominate a Veteran at your facility, please send submissions to Gina Larsen at and include a one page maximum article describing the veteran’s time in the military, awards received, their role and successes with GEO, a photo, and any interesting information about the nominee.

Read More About Our Current and Previous Veterans of the Quarter.


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