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3C is Honored to Employ U.S. Military Veterans

3C is Honored to Employ U.S. Military Veterans

3C is a veteran owned and operated company! We are honored to be a place of employment for other retired military men and women! Here we feature every one of them as a ‘Thank you for your service!’ Learn about each of these amazing veterans below!

Chase Stokley - Navy veteran, air compressor expert

Hi, my name is Chase Stokley!

From 2013-2017 I was in the United States Navy. I have lived in Corpus Christi, Texas my entire life. Shortly after graduating high school in 2013, I jump-started my life by going to boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinois. During my career in the Navy, I became a certified AWR (Air Rescue Swimmer) and EM (Electrician’s Mates). Once I completed all training, I finished out my Naval career as a reservist in my hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Life after the Navy has been great! After retiring, I decided to expand my knowledge and career with more schooling outside of the Navy as an electrician. With the support of my beautiful girlfriend Kaylen, and my kids Elijah and Emilyn, I advanced through the ranks of my career very quickly. I was a controls engineer looking for a job locally when I found 3C Industrial. Once joining the 3C crew, I rapidly became devoted to the company. I’m proud to say that everyone here is not just a friend or a co-worker, but family. Working side by side with Doug has been amazing. Seeing how much he believes in this team encourages me to do my best and push my self.

My everyday goal is to build a loving, and fulfilling life for Kaylen and my kids. As a father I always ask myself ‘What can I do better?’, and I plan to lead the rest of my life, in every aspect, with that question.

– Chase Stokley

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Hi, my name is Ryan Oldfield!

I was in the Navy from 2013-2019. Out of my 6 years in the service, 2 years were dedicated to training in Goose Creek, SC, and Ballston Spa, NY. I trained to be a Nuclear Machinist’s Mate. Once I graduated from training I received orders for the John C. Stennis CVN74, an aircraft carrier stationed in Bremerton, WA. It took several years to reach my senior in rate, qualifying 8 watch stations and performing hundreds of hours of maintenance in the propulsion plant onboard the Stennis. During my time in the Navy, I was deployed twice and visited many different countries. My favorite place I visited was Singapore and even after being there twice, I would love to go again.

I got out of the Navy at the completion of my contract on an honorable discharge at the beginning of 2019. I spent many hours away from my brother, sister, mom, and my dad, but even after being out of the Navy, I moved down to Texas rather than back home to Colorado. I moved to Texas because I love it here. I am brand new to working at 3C Industrial, but I’m looking forward to learning as much as I can. I plan to develop into a great knowledgeable technician that my coworkers and our 3C customers can rely on. All in all, I want to grow as this company grows. I was grateful for the opportunity to serve my country and I am grateful to now be a part of the veteran-owned and operated company, 3C Industrial.

– Ryan Oldfield

navy veterans

Hi, my name is Gary Garza!

I was lucky enough to have been born into a Navy family and I spent my life globe-hopping to different duty stations across the US. Needless to say, my service was preordained, and I was on a plane 13 days after high school graduation. The 3 guys in this photo were 2 of my best friends from Bootcamp, Larry Dale (Far Left) and Michael Trevino (Middle). That’s me on the end by the desk. We spent all of Bootcamp together with 76 other recruits from the Texas All-State Company at NTC/RTC in beautiful San Diego, California. From there I went through Corps School at Balboa US Naval Hospital in San Diego. Upon graduation from Corps School in 1981, I was stationed at NAS Chase Field, Beeville Texas. While there, I was an Emergency Med Tech before enrolling as a Flight Medicine Tech and training with the VT-26 Flying Tigers. I trained for my backseat pilot’s license at NAS Corpus Christi, but sadly only got to fly a couple of times in the backseat of a T2 Buckeye before exiting the Navy in the Summer of 1983.

The people I met and the things I was able to do have made for some great memories. I am grateful for my experiences in the service. The most important things I learned in the Navy was how to respect the chain of command, the ability to adapt to any situation, and to complete any mission I set out to do. At 3C, that’s what we do. As it applies to compressed air, we understand your need to have a fluid workflow free from downtime. We identify possible solutions and respect your opinions and ideas in order to implement the correct plan of action, then we customize your solution, and complete the mission. Afterward, we remain a partner to keep your operation moving free of downtime. We are not your run of the mill operation. We are the 3C Industrial Compressor Solutions Team.

– Gary Garza

Hi, my name is Daniel Romero Jr!

I served in the US Army from 2008-2011. I began my journey by doing my basic training in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. From there I went on to complete Advanced Individual Training in Edgewood, Maryland. Eventually I was station in Ft. Wainwright, Arkansas with the 25th ID, 3-21 Infantry Combat Repair Team. My deployment was spent in Normandy, Iraq. I must admit that throughout my career in the military, all my favorite moments happened during training. I enjoy being pushed to my limit, feeling a part of something greater than myself, and building an unbreakable brotherhood through it all. I enjoyed learning to be a mechanic and working on heavy machinery. I’m very proud of being a Veteran. I served my country knowing in my heart I fought for freedom in other parts of the world.

During my time at 3C I have enjoyed encountering a lot of situations I have not yet experienced and learning from them. As a mechanic turned air compressor technician, everyday I’m learning something new. I really look forward to furthering my knowledge in my field and becoming the best tech I can be. Having the drive of my wife and son pushes me to handle each day with confidence and determination to overcome all obstacles in this industry and in life. Having my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with me helps me stay strong through the long and tough days. My faith inspires me to be a good person every day. I plan to give every person I come into contact with my very best and I enjoy helping others, that is including the team we have here at 3C and all our clients.

– Daniel Romero Jr.


Hi, my name is Doug Francis!

I served in the United States Navy from 2002 – 2006. During my time in service, I was in Great Lakes, IL for both Boot Camp and Electrician A school. After training, I took permanent orders to Ingleside, TX. While serving, I earned my qualification as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist. I was also honored with the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and served during Operation Enduring Freedom / Operation Iraqi Freedom. Some of the Navy experiences I treasure most include becoming a Shellback (sailing across the equator) and being a Plankowner while commissioning the HSV-2 Swift in Hobart, Tasmania. With those experiences, I have seen so many great things across the world. I have sailed through the Panama Canal several times, Suez Canal, and past the Rock of Gibraltar, just to name a few.

Life after the Navy has also been a blessing. I am the President of 3C Industrial which I started in 2012 out of Corpus Christi, TX. I have been married to my beautiful wife Kay for nearly 9 years. I have a smart, beautiful daughter Katie. Together we share the love of our French Bulldog Goose and Cat Jax. It is my goal to be a better leader, father, and husband every day. I am very grateful for everything I have and everything I have been able to accomplish over the last 18 years. I am very proud to be able to have the camaraderie that is gained while serving in the military, extend to my life and business at 3C. We have built a solid group that works hard every day to uphold the standards and work ethic expected of a Veteran Owned Company.

– Doug Francis

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