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
South Bay Correctional Facility
Dennis Hobbs, Correctional Officer at South Bay Correctional Facility located in South Bay, FL served his country with great honor and pride in the U.S. Navy for 10 years. Upon graduating High School in 1987, Dennis immediately joined the service and attended boot camp and “A” school in Great Lakes, IL. His training included firefighting, ship rescue/flooding, and special training as a ship electrician.
Dennis’ first tour was on board the Commanding Ship of the Middle East, The USS Lasalle AGF-3. This ship is also known as “The Great White Ghost” as it was the only white ship in the Navy. During his time on board, Dennis served several missions including the Persian Gulf War, where he was awarded the Persian Gulf War Ribbon.
Dennis’ next assignment was on the USS Nimitz CVN68 Aircraft Carrier, which flew countless missions during the Dessert Storm War. During this mission, he received the Dessert Storm Ribbon. It wasn’t all work and no play for Dennis. During his down time, he visited Hong Kong, Bahrain, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines. He even crossed the equator twice to Davy Jones Locker, becoming a shellback for those out there with sea legs. (Shellback is a nickname for sailors that have sailed across the Equator and involves a ceremony called “crossing the line.”)
Dennis began his career with GEO in 2003 as a Correctional Officer at South Bay Correctional Facility. Even though South Bay is his home, he has assisted other GEO facilities such as New Castle, East Mississippi, and Mississippi. Dennis is also a proud member of the South Bay K-9 unit.
We would like to thank Dennis for his admirable service in the military as well as his faithful dedication to the SBCF team in assisting public safety by providing care custody and control of persons served in our care.
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