East Coast Veteran Intern, ViacomCBS Veterans Network
Hill Pluviose enlisted into the United States Marine Corps in 2002 and served for four years. He completed his boot camp training in Parris Island, South Carolina. While in boot camp, Hill showcased his leadership capabilities by being a squad leader and was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class. Hill remembers his Drill Instructors always putting him in a leadership role because they believed he was one of the recruits that stood out in the platoon.
Hill completed his Marine Combat Training (MCT) course at Camp Geiger, North Carolina and Military Occupational School at Camp Johnson, North Carolina. He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, for a year before returning to Camp Lejeune, N.C to be deployed to Iraq with Combat Logistics Regiment in 2005. Seven days before his deployment, he was promoted to corporal and served his unit as a supply supervisor.
As a newly promoted non-commissioned officer (NCO) in Iraq, Hill was sent to NCO school where he was voted the most motivated and influential marine of the course and received the Gung Ho award.
While deployed, Hill managed hundreds of millions of dollars of military gear and equipment and supervised a squad of ten marines. Hill Also received a Letter of Appreciation from Combat Logistics Regiment (CLR) for his work as a logistician during that deployment. Hill was also trained as a Military Police officer before separating from the Marine Corps in 2006.
A month after leaving the Marines, Hill headed back to the Middle East to work as a private contractor. Hill served as a Combat Logistics Specialist, A Field Service Representative in the field of Electronic Warfare and as a Heat, Ventilation, Air and Conditioning Technician (HVAC) and holds a universal license)
Hill holds a bachelor’s degree in Film Production and is currently working on his second degree in Business Administration/Marketing. Hill has worked for a number of television shows as a freelancer and has worked for the Major League Baseball, BAMTECH and most recently, Disney Streaming Services/Disney+ as a Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) specialist.
In 2019, Hill served as an intern for the ViacomCBS Veterans Network where he worked closely with different departments of the company to create a strong relationship with our military/veteran audience. Hill has helped develop ways to support service members who are leaving the service to better prepare for work in the civilian world through mentorships. Hill and ViacomCBS Veterans Network have worked with people in the company, including talent, to help them better serve the veteran community and military families. Hill helped organized and execute various events which include, but are not limited to, Coffee with Vets events in New York City, Toy donations for Toys for Tots and Hope Community, supported and attended the wounded warrior amputee softball team, USA Patriots game in Long Island, New York and attended funerals of veterans around the New York area on behalf of the company. Most notably, Hill has helped market the ViacomCBS Veterans Network brand and was influential in one of the most regarded events, “Veterans Career Panel”, featuring executives and army veterans, Richard Jones, EVP General Tax Counsel, ViacomCBS, Mickey Carter, EVP US Television Distribution and Chanel Lamb, Director of Human Resources and moderated by Sr. National Correspondent Jim Axelrod. More than 75 people attended the panel event and is the most talked about event until this very day.