. Military-Civilian: Hot Jobs, Events, and Helpful Information for Veterans Seeking Civilian Careers: November 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

RONCO Consulting Corporation – Deputy Project Manager

RONCO Consulting Corporation – Deputy Project Manager

The DPM is responsible for:
• Managing the contractor's Site Support workforce and being the contractor's liaison with the U.S. Government;
• Adjusting his/her schedule to include assignments on evenings. weekends and holiday periods without additional compensation;
• Receiving and implementing orders or special instructions for the security of assigned areas; and
• Assisting in the overall review and implementation of security policies and procedures to ensure the necessary safeguards are provided in support of the U.S. Facilities when the PM is not available.

Qualifications:
All personnel assigned to this contract must meet the following personnel qualifications until otherwise changed by contract modification:
• Not convicted of any felony or misdemeanor involving moral circumstances during the 10 year period preceding the date of this contract
• Not declared by any court of competent jurisdiction incompetent by reason of mental defect
• Not suffering from habitual drunkenness or from narcotics addiction or dependence as evidenced by a recognized drug/alcohol testing procedure
• Good physical condition with no health deficiencies, either temporary or long-lasting, that would impair performance of duties

Deputy Project Manager (DPM) (U.S. only) Qualifications:
• U.S. Citizen
• Fluent in English (Level 3)
• Bachelor's degree [four (4) years of directly related experience may be substituted for degree]
• Thirteen (13) years total experience to include program support [of the 13 years total experience eight (8) years specialized experience in physical/personal security related programs and a minimum of five (5) years law enforcement, military experience, or guard force management professional and/or managerial experience in planning, evaluating, analyzing, and implementing government security programs.]
• Proven ability to lead a large, diverse work force
• Demonstrated experience in development of plans, policies, and procedures, and interpretation of government regulations
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills
• Capable of solving complex problems
* Communicate solutions effectively to both technical and nontechnical audiences
• Function effectively in adverse environments
• Not adverse to overseas travel to countries that are considered dangerous or unhealthy
• Prior to deployment must have an active personnel security clearance at the SECRET level
• General experience in program support includes experience in a professional or managerial capacity in planning, evaluating, analyzing, or implementing governmental security type programs.
• General experience in analyzing and implementing project budget goals and fiscal responsibilities
• Specialized experience is defined as progressively responsible professional or managerial experience administering security related programs in the government or public sector environment.

Interested candidates please send resume via email at: India.moore@g4sgs.com. And visit our website at: www.roncoconsulting.com.

RONCO Consulting Corporation – Project Manager

RONCO Consulting Corporation – Project Manager


The PM is responsible for:
• Managing the contractor's Site Support workforce and being the contractor's liaison with the U.S. Government;
• Adjusting his/her schedule to include assignments on evenings. weekends and holiday periods without additional compensation;
• Receiving and implementing orders or special instructions for the security of assigned areas; and
• Assisting in the overall review and implementation of security policies and procedures to ensure the necessary safeguards are provided in support of the U.S. Facilities when the PM is not available.

Qualifications:
General Personnel Requirements/ Qualifications
All personnel assigned to this contract must meet the following personnel qualifications until otherwise changed by contract modification:
• Not convicted of any felony or misdemeanor involving moral circumstances during the 10 year period preceding the date of this contract
• Not declared by any court of competent jurisdiction incompetent by reason of mental defect
• Not suffering from habitual drunkenness or from narcotics addiction or dependence as evidenced by a recognized drug/alcohol testing procedure
• Good physical condition with no health deficiencies, either temporary or long-lasting, that would impair performance of duties

Project Manager (PM) (U.S. only) Qualifications:
• U.S. Citizen
• Fluent in English (Level 3)
• Bachelor's degree [four (4) years of directly related experience may be substituted for degree]
• Fifteen (15) years total experience to include program support [of the 15 years total experience ten (10) years specialized experience in physical/personal security related programs and a minimum of five (5) years law enforcement, military experience, or guard force management professional and/or managerial experience in planning, evaluating, analyzing, and implementing government security programs.]
• Proven ability to lead a large, diverse work force
• Demonstrated experience in development of plans, policies, and procedures, and interpretation of government regulations
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills
• Capable of solving complex problems
• Communicate solutions effectively to both technical and nontechnical audiences
• Function effectively in adverse environments
• Not adverse to overseas travel to countries that are considered dangerous or unhealthy
• Prior to deployment must have an active personnel security clearance at the SECRET level.
• General experience in program support includes experience in a professional or managerial capacity in planning, evaluating, analyzing, or implementing governmental security type programs.
• General experience in analyzing and implementing project budget goals and fiscal responsibilities
• Specialized experience is defined as progressively responsible professional or managerial experience administering security related programs in the government or public sector environment

Interested candidates please send your resume via email at: India.moore@g4sgs.com. And visit our website at: www.roncoconsulting.com.

ArmorGroup/WSI – Security Posts

ArmorGroup/WSI – Security Posts


These positions are for the US Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan

ERT Guard / ESF Senior Guard
Dual qualification requirements:
1 year of tactical (usually infantry and weekly SWAT raids for police)
5 years total of military or law enforcement experience (within 5 years of the current date)
3 years of non-commissioned officer (NC) time (must be a minimum of exactly 3 years, not 2 years and 11 months, etc.)
DoD Clearance not required but preferred

Armorer
Requirements:
At least 3 years of experience with maintenance of weapons to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) standards
For all ESF assigned weapons
Must be factory-certified on all weapons for which he/she has been responsible in the last 5 years
Must be capable of maintaining an on-going inventory data base of all assigned weapons and ammunition

Interested candidates please send your resume to: agnaresumes@g4sgs.com.  

Tuesday, November 29, 2011




































For details go to www.ftmeademwr.com
or email: jduncan@dllr.state.md.us
or call: 410-674-5240

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & GREEN INDUSTRIES CAREER FAIR - San Diego, CA

December 9, 9:00AM-12:00
California Center for Sustainable Energy
8690 Balboa Ave., Suite #100 · San Diego, CA


Veterans Transitioning from Military Service and Other San Diego Job Seekers
Free Parking — Raffle Prizes — Resume Tips
Learn about Information Technology and Green Jobs in San Diego and Network with Employers and Career Professionals

Below is a list of Exhibitors so far that will attend this free event:
Securitas Security
Scripps Health
Sea World
CCSE
Dept of Navy
Indus Technology
Port of San Diego
Hartford Insurance
Sodexo Health Care
Medimpact Healthcare Systems
RHA Associates (Energy Efficiency)
Peak Technical
ARC of San Diego

For more information: Contact Linda Bloms at Able-Disabled Advocacy @ (619) 231-5990 ext. 311 or email at: linda@able2work.org 

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Veterans Site















http://www.facebook.com/wearyellowribbon?v=wall

Make The Connection - Shared Experiences and Support For Veterans

http://maketheconnection.net/stories/story.aspx?story_id=29&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=disabled-vets&utm_content=logo-dvs&utm_campaign=reingold

Air Force Phases Out Woodland Camo

The Air Force has officially phased out the woodland camouflage-patterned Battle Dress Uniforms (BDUs). Other items phased out with BDUs effective Nov. 1 include the Desert Camouflage Uniform, black T-shirt, black combat boots and tan boots with the ABU outside of theater operations. Tan boots remain authorized in theater operations. Currently, only Navy personnel are authorized to wear the BDU until its set phase-out date. For more information, visit the (http://www.afpc.af.mil/dress/index.asp) Air Force Personnel Center Dress and Appearance Standards webpage.

Retirement Resources for Soldiers

Soldiers and families making financial decisions for approaching retirement have help available in-person and online. At every major Army installation, a full-time retirement services officer (RSO) supports both retiring and retired Soldiers and families of the active and reserve components. The Army G-1's (http://www.armyg1.army.mil/retire) Retirement Services homepage and your RSO's homepage offer 24/7, online support. A list of RSOs available (http://www.armyg1.army.mil/rso/rso.asp) online. Information on the REDUX retired pay plan is available in the (http://www.armyg1.army.mil/rso/PreRetirement.asp) Career Status Bonus/REDUX Soldier Information section. Information on the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) is available (http://www.armyg1.army.mil/rso/sbp.asp) online. The latest information on using TRICARE in retirement is available on the (http://www.tricare.mil/) TRICARE website or at the Army G-1's (http://www.armyg1.army.mil/retire) Retirement Services homepage.

Vets Use CalVet App to Find VSOs

The California Department of Veterans Affairs has released mobile applications for California veterans and their families. Using GPS technology, the CalVet App provides maps and driving directions to the nearest county Veterans Service Office, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health facility and clinics, and other facilities and organizations that offer services to veterans. The CalVet app for DROID devices can be downloaded for free by clicking the icon located on the CalVet website at (http://www.calvet.ca.gov/) www.calvet.ca.gov. The app for Apple devices is available for free from any Apple App Store.

New York, New Jersey Healthcare Network

A new website, (http://www.familyofheroes.com/) www.familyofheroes.com, has been launched by the VA New York/New Jersey Healthcare Network and is offered to veterans' families in the metropolitan New York and New Jersey area. The website offers a free one-hour training simulation to help friends and families of veterans identify problems and deal with post-deployment life.

The Cost of War to The United States

http://linkd.in/u4YKV0

ICS Protective Services – Female Security Specialists

ICS Protective Services – Female Security Specialists


ICS, located in DC is a Multi-Service protection agency designed to provide comprehensive security. Our staff ranges from ex-law enforcement officers to communication specialist and former military personnel from around the country. Respective clients include Five-Star Hotels, Financial Institutions, Residential Services Government Agencies, International Organizations, Celebrities and Entertainers.


ICS seeks Female Security Specialist

Needed to provide VIP protection for Foreign Female Dignitaries. Candidate must be able and willing to travel abroad. Candidate must have strong communication skills, in excellent physical condition and be able to pass criminal background and have a clean driving record. Prior military or law enforcement experience a plus. Availability immediate.

Mandatory Requirements:
Flexible Working Schedule
No Criminal Background

ICS Protective Services
425 8th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003


Interested candidates please email your resume and head-shot via email at: icsprotects@hotmail.com and visit our website at: www.icsprotects.biz

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My Night At The Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Author: Justin Timberlake <http://www.justintimberlake.com/news?author=1>
*  Posted on: Sunday November 13, 2011 at 3:00 PM
              
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To all my family, friends and fans -

I'm writing this out to all of you after attending an event that turned out to be one of the most moving evenings I've ever had...
                                
I had the honor and privilege last night of attending The Basic School Instructor Battalion 236th Marine Corps Birthday Ball at the Greater Richmond Convention Center with Corporal Kelsey DeSantis...
                                
I knew I would have an evening that I wouldn't forget... Something I could tell my friends about. What I didn't know was how moved I would be by the whole experience.
                                
I've always been very vocal about my support of our Armed Forces. I've always felt like they offered us the opportunity to live our lives freely without the fear that so many other nations have to endure still to this day. And, they do it without asking for anything in return. I had this very feeling walking into this dinner. So, to say I was stoked to be there would be more than accurate.
                                
As the evening got started, I met Kelsey and we made our way to the ballroom where the Marine Ball was going to be held. I stopped in an area designated as a kind of VIP for some of the officers, I think. I took some photos and shook hands with some of the men and women who take such great care of our freedom. It was nice to be there already.
                                
Then, we moved to the ballroom where the dinner was set up... For a short while, I had the opportunity to sit with Kelsey, get to know her and get a tiny glimpse into what her life as a Marine was like. She talked about her training in mixed martial arts with a passion, a discipline, and a respect. It reminded me of how I hear my favorite athletes talk about their sport or, how I hear my favorites among my peers in music and film talk about their craft.
                                
We sat in this huge ballroom and were the only ones there as, we had beaten the rest of the soldiers who were on their way in. So, we got a decent amount of time to chat before the ceremony started.
                                
She seemed to me to be so humble and honest... Very cool. She also simultaneously seemed like she was nervous about the whole evening and if I was going to enjoy myself. "Are you ok?" she asked 2 or 3 times. "I hope you are having fun. I know you will once my crew of friends get here to the table." I have to tell you, it's not every day that I meet a 23 year old girl and she's more worried about if I'm having fun or if I'm comfortable! It hit me all of a sudden that these were the type of people that look after us and our freedom... Humble, concerned for others before themselves... This was the type of person our Marine Corps was building. I was really blown away.
                                
It seemed like all of a sudden I was surrounded by her great friends and fellow Marines as the closest ones to her made their way to our table. She again assured me that I was going to love all of her friends--that they were a "kick-ass" group of people.
                                
She couldn't have been more right. I laughed and laughed with all of them almost immediately and felt very close to them... They reminded me of my friends (the ones I like, at least). Cool, un-affected, and real. This was going to be a fun night.
                                
What happened then took me by such surprise that I was almost brought to tears. In fact, our whole table was...
                                
They started the ceremony. And, the next thing I knew I was watching a video about Pearl Harbor/WW2 and the September 11 terrorist attacks... It was a video with some first-hand accounts from some Marines who were there... Telling their stories of the sights and sounds of war and rescue. So vivid and real. So honest but, so filled with a sense of compassion and adoration for this wonderful country. They spoke with a pride that only they could have acquired through their experience as a US Marine. There was a common theme that I began to notice as well... No matter what the situation. No matter how dire...
                                
They were there FIRST.
                                
There on the front lines.
                                
No questions... Just reaction.
                                
While this tribute was playing, you could hear a pin drop. It was a surreal moment to be in that room with so many of our great Marines who have such a different type of connection to those stories. One that we who don't serve will NEVER understand. It was familial. It was like they were listening to their own blood brothers. I glanced around the room at young men and women, spouses and soldiers... At kids way beyond their years, really... All so deeply entwined. Not just by battle, even though we who have never endured anything remotely close to those experiences and have NO position to comment on... But, by having such life changing experiences through them and to not ever waver in their love and respect for our homeland. That's what I saw. A faith in us that has been tested time and time again. And, through it all, NEVER a drop of doubt.
                                
I was truly moved.
                                
The evening went on and we ate and took photos and drank and made jokes.
                                
There were some speeches that prompted many "huahs" and applause. There was laughs. We even danced a little.
                                
I felt so proud to be there. I felt like I was getting a chance to be among my heroes. It's funny too because a lot of them are SO younger than me.
                                
The evening wound down for me as, I had to catch a plane. But, I have to say that I had so much fun with Kelsey and her crew of friends. They were just really nice people... Classy Marines but, not without a great sense of humor. Real individuals but, not without a sense of community.
                                
I said my goodbyes to them but, not before I got a chance to tell them how much the evening had meant to me. They made me feel so welcome to be there and I'll never forget it.
                                
We all have our own individual views on war... But, doesn't that speak to just another thing that makes this country so special?? The fact that we can all wake up every morning and BE individual with a pure sense of freedom..? But, one thing that can't be argued is that it's because of the people who VOLUNTEER their lives to make sure that it's protected at all times. And, like I said before, doing so while asking for nothing in return...
                                
To all of you that serve every day for us... Ensuring our freedom, I say: My deepest gratitude to you. I've met so many of my heroes... From Michael Jordan to Michael Jackson. And, nothing makes me feel more honor and pride than when I get to meet one of you. Last night changed my life and I will never forget it.
                                
To people like me who get to benefit from this type of person... One with character and courage. With strength and bravery. With humility and honor... I say: Send your thanks. Do it however you can. Write a letter, type an email... Hell, buy 'em a beer next time you run into someone from our Armed Forces in a bar. When they say thank you for that drink that cost you 3 bucks, they'll mean it. They won't take it for granted and, they won't forget it.
                                
Thank you Corporal Kelsey DeSantis. Thank you for inviting me. And, thank you for being my hero.

                                 - Justin Timberlake

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Free Job Search Workshop for Veterans - Dec. 8 in Walden, NY

Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP and its Veterans' Benefits practice team are pleased to sponsor a job search workshop open to all Veterans within the Hudson Valley.  The workshop, which is free to anyone on active duty, reserve, retired or veterans' status of any U.S. military branch, will take place on Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the offices of Jacobowitz & Gubits in Walden NY. 

The 2-hour workshop will be presented by David Dirks, a USMC veteran and the author of "Job Search Marketing: Finding Job Opportunities in Any Economy". 

"With 200,000 more veteran's in the 2011 national labor market than there were in the previous year coupled with overall unemployment rate hovering in the low-to-mid teens, we need to do more to help those who have served our country", says Bob DiNardo, lead attorney for the Jacobowitz Veterans' practice.  "This workshop is our way of saying 'thank-you' to those who served in our various military branches.  We want to encourage all active duty, reservist, and post-service veterans who are seeking employment to attend", adds DiNardo.

"Our firm has always had a serious commitment to the greater Hudson Valley community and this job search workshop for our veterans is just one way we put that into action", notes Howard Protter, Managing Partner.

About the Job Search Marketing Workshop
Date:   Thursday, December 8th, 2011
Time:   6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place:  Jacobowitz & Gubits, 158 Orange Avenue, Walden NY 12586

There is no charge for this workshop but pre-registration is required.  To register, please call 845-778-2121 and ask for Judy Newman (x289).  You can also register by sending an email to jen@jacobowitz.com.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

How to Send Christmas Cards to Wounded Heroes (and make sure they're received!)

PLEASE help us get the correct information out about how to support recovering heroes this holiday season!


Unfortunately, a lot of well-intentioned, kind hearted individuals are circulating the incorrect information this holiday season about how to send well wishes and holiday cheer to our wounded heroes recovering at various military treatment facilities.  The information is showing up A LOT by e-mail, on Facebook, Twitter, and other places online.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE help us get the correct information out by forwarding this e-mail and by sharing the PDF flier (included below) with any individuals or groups (church, civic organizations, etc) that you can.  We absolutely don't want any of these much needed holiday wishes ending up in the trash!

This is the most prominent INCORRECT message that is circulating:
When filling out your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to this address: A Recovering American Soldier, c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20307-5001. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful, special people, who have sacrificed so much would get. Please copy and post on your wall..
DO NOT SEND MAIL USING THAT METHOD.  It will be thrown away!
If you wish to send a card, you must do it through the Red Cross or the Chaplain's services.
To reach recovering wounded in the DC area, please participate in the Red Cross's Holiday Mail for Heroes drive. The address is:
Holiday Mail For Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

Cards sent through the Red Cross MUST BE POSTMARKED BY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8th.
More information is available at: http://redcrosschat.org/2011/11/03/holiday-mail-for-heroes-2011/
The current address for troops recovering at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany is:
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
WOUNDED WARRIOR MINISTRY CENTER
CMR 402
APO AE 09180
Please visit http://www.noanie.com for more ideas and info about how to get donations/gifts/cards to the troops/deployed/wounded/veterans without them being destroyed. Thousands of gifts are destroyed each year due to being sent improperly. Make sure yours arrives!
PLEASE SHARE THIS MESSAGE and make sure other, well-intentioned patriots don't mistakenly send mail to our wounded heroes that will NEVER be received!

Here are fliers that may help you spread the word:


2nd Fort George G. Meade Military Spouse Job Fair


Mission Kilimanjaro: A “No-Barriers” Approach to Achieving the “Impossible”



































 

Help us demonstrate how to overcome barriers in reaching your highest potential! Click on “Donate” at www.MissionKilimanjaro.com to make an online tax-deductible donation.

Follow us:
www.youtube.com/user/missionkilimanjaro













































The support of sponsoring nonprofit No Barriers USA (www.NoBarriersUSA.org) and its chairman, Erik Weihenmayer, is a key element of the team’s success.

Fund Raiser - Help Fight Blood Cancers, March 11th 2012, Seattle, WA

Hello!  I will be participating in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb, a race up 69 flights of stairs in full fire gear and SBCA, on March 11th, 2012.  While this will be an incredibly tough climb, the real challenge is to help fight blood cancers.  All proceeds from the competition benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).  Please support me by going to http://www.firefighterstairclimb.org/ and click donate.  Type my name in and then donate.  It's that easy! 
Thank you for supporting me in the fight against blood cancers!

Leo Legidakes

AF Airmen Promotions List

More than 370 Airmen have been selected for promotion to the next higher rank as part of the November enlisted supplemental promotion process. The promotion list can be found on the (http://www.afpc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-111109-013.pdf) Air Force Personnel website. Airmen can also access their score notices at the same time on the (http://w20.afpc.randolph.af.mil/afpcsecurenet20/) Virtual Military Personnel Flight through the Air Force Personnel Services website. For more information about personnel issues, visit the (https://gum-crm.csd.disa.mil/) Air Force Personnel Services secure website.

Understanding Different Types of Credit Scores

Your credit score is one of the most important numbers you have, but it can also be one of the most confusing. This article covers the different types of credit scores, how to understand them, and how you can get your credit score for free (no tricks or gimmicks: this is a 100% free credit score - no credit card required).

http://themilitarywallet.com/different-types-of-credit-scores/#axzz1eSI9L46r

Need to Replace Your Military Medals? Learn How.

Military medals are a cherished part of your service record and a part of your family history. The military will provide a replacement medal, award, or decoration if it was lost or otherwise needs to be replaced. Military veterans or next of kin can submit a request for replacement medals, decorations, and awards to the veteran's respective branch of service. In this article we cover eligibility, who can submit a request, and how and where to do it.

http://themilitarywallet.com/replace-military-medals-awards-decorations/#axzz1eSI9L46r

Looking For K9 Information

 













I just picked this K9 up in Orlando, Florida and brought him back to San Antonio, Texas. He is a retired working dog - narcotics. I know this because I worked dogs for some time. He does NOT have a tattoo only a microchip (#968-000000767825). I have been trying to find out where he came from - AEG is the last stop after Canada. His chip was made by AEG by a company that has since closed. I also have looked in Sweden without any information. I just want to know where this HERO came from and who he is. He has a metal plate in his right back hind leg. Someone cared enough to take care of this military working dog. If anyone provide any information on him - please send me a private message. Thank you everyone for your dedication to freedom around the world!

Tracy Huff, San Antonio, Texas, USA
ABN ATW

tracyiamme@yahoo.com

Monday, November 21, 2011

Our Heroes Journey - Adopting Deployed & Combat Wounded

Our Heroes Journey is a major project of Our Fallen Soldier which is a 501 (3) c Non-Profit organization that was established in August of 2006.  The Founder, The Colnot family, established Our Fallen Soldier after the death of their son Sgt. Kyle Colnot.  Kyle was killed in action (KIA) on 22nd of April 2006 while serving his 2nd tour of duty in Iraq.

Our Heroes Journey was created in 2009 to meet the needs of the thousands of service members throughout the country that for the first time in American history have faced a war that has spanned a entire decade.  This has meant multiple deployments for many of our military service members.  Many have spent more time in combat then they have at home with their families in recent years!  This has caused significant strain for our military families. 

The founders of Our Fallen Soldier through their daily interactions with military throughout the nation have become painfully aware of the daily stresses this has placed on the military and their families!   Our Heroes Journey was established to embrace these families before, during and after deployment to assist these families and ease the many transitions they face.

Our Heroes Journey adopts whole units, squadrons and battalions at the onset of deployment and follows these families through the entire deployment process.


"Operation Military Brats": Our Heroes Journey offers clothing and baby item "giveaways" to children on military bases on a regular basis.  OHJ works in collaboration with a "Spin Again" a childrens clothing store and consignment to make these giveaways possible!  This helps elevate the financial stresses a bit with providing some much needed basics for these well deserving military kids and their families!

For more information, check out http://www.ourheroesjourney.com.

Forging Partnerships for the Future: Hiring our Heroes


 



Robert L. Gordon III, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
(Military Community and Family Policy)





Last week, I had the honor of speaking at the fourth annual “Business Steps Up:  Hiring Our Heroes Event” held at the United States Chamber of Commerce.  The energy and excitement surrounding the hiring of our military veterans and spouses was amazing!  People from all sectors of our society—from NGOs, government agencies, private businesses, and academia—are pledging their support to empower our veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.

Read more of Robert Gordon's comments here:

http://www.dodlive.mil/index.php/2011/11/forging-partnerships-for-the-future-hiring-our-heroes/

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Resume Consulting Service for Veterans

Military-Civilian is excited to now offer a resume consulting service for veterans looking to transition to the workforce.

Crafting a strong resume is the first step in conducting a civilian job search, but civilian employers often have difficulty understanding military experience in terms of their hiring needs. Civilian Transition Resume Consulting can assist you with this first step of translating your military experience for a civilian job search.

For a competitive fee, our consultants will critique the structure and content of your resume, offering suggestions on how to describe the relevant job functions and skills that directly relate to your experience in a way that is stylistically polished and professional.

Transitioning can be challenging, but you don't have to do it alone: email Civilian Transition Resume Consulting at transitionresumeconsulting@gmail.com to get started.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Milicruit & MOAA Midwest Virtual Career Fair (IL, IN, WI, MI, IA, and OH): December 13

Join Milicruit and the Military Officers Association of America
for the 
Midwest Virtual Career Fair
Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, and Ohio
Tues, December 13, 2pm – 4pm EST

Testimonial November 17 2011

 Hi my name is Sergio Truque, currently employed by the ARMY, station at Ft Lewis WA, with the 47th Combat Support Hospital. In February 2012 will be finishing my active duty contract with honorable discharge from the military service, here at the ACAP center notice a post for Biomedical Equipment technician (593-120) since that's my job description in the  military, and with previous deployment to Tickrit ( Iraq), and six years experience on this medical field with deployable equipment. I would like some more information on this job posting.

LA County Sheriff’s Dept. Medical Services Bureau seeks donations for upcoming Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup

November 17, 2011
  
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Medical Services Bureau is seeking financial support for the Medical Services Bureau 2012 Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay running team. 

The 28th annual Challenge Cup Relay is an international running event involving local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as teams from other countries.  The 120 mile relay race travels across the California desert beginning in Baker California, ultimately finishing in Las Vegas.  On April 21 and 22, 2011, two-hundred-seventy (270) teams and support personnel will descend on Las Vegas in pursuit of the coveted Challenge Cup Relay mug, and a chance at first place.  Over 7,000 runners and 4,000 support staff will be involved in the 2012 Challenge Cup Relay. In all, over 20,000 people will experience this event first hand.  The Challenge Cup Relay is a Sheriff’s Department sanctioned event.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Medical Services Bureau embarked on a historic endeavor by fielding its first ever Challenge Cup Relay race team in 2011 and will continue that challenge in 2012.  Medical Services Bureau is the largest unit within the Sheriff’s Department with1,750 medical professionals.  We will field a team consisting of Deputy Sheriff’s, Doctors, Nurses, and other medical personnel. 

The Medical Services Bureau running team is in need of transportation, lighting, and communication equipment, as well as team running attire, to participate in the race.
 
We have four levels of sponsorship available in return for your valuable sponsorship:
  
Gold sponsors donating $5,000 or more will receive recognition with the company name, brand, and tag line on a large magnetic sign displayed on team vehicles, a large banner in the team hospitality suite, recognition on team running attire, and a plaque.  

Silver sponsors donating $3,000 or more will receive recognition with the company name, brand, and tag line on a medium magnetic sign displayed on team vehicles, a medium banner in the team hospitality suite, recognition on team running attire, and a plaque. 

Bronze sponsors donating $2,000 or more will receive recognition with the company name, brand, and tag line on a small magnetic sign displayed on a team vehicle, a small banner in the team hospitality suite, recognition on team running attire, and a plaque. 

General sponsors donating $1,000 or more will receive recognition with a plaque of appreciation.

I invite you to visit the race website at www.BakerVegas.com , for a more in-depth look at the race and its history.

Checks should be made payable to the “Sheriff’s Youth Foundation.”  The Sheriff’s Youth Foundation is a 501(c) 3 with a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) of 95-4047797.

Please mail your donation to:

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Medical Services Bureau B2V Team
450 Bauchet Street Room E-873
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Attention: Ed Matzen


We hope that you will give thoughtful consideration to this request in support of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Medical Services Bureau Baker to Vegas 2012 Challenge Cup Relay running team.

If you would like more information, please contact team captain Ed Matzen at (213) 974-4956.


Ed Matzen
Medical Services Bureau
2012 Challenge Cup Relay Team Captain

Thursday, November 17, 2011

2012 Wounded Warrior Employment Conference: "Employment...A Pathway To Independence"

SAVE THE DATE

2012 Wounded Warrior Employment Conference: "Employment...A Pathway To Independence"

The four military services wounded warrior programs (US Army Wounded Warrior Program-AW2, Navy Safe Harbor, the Wounded Warrior Regiment, and the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program) are co-hosting the 2012 Wounded Warrior Hiring Conference at the Ft. Belvoir Officers Club on February 28 and 29, 2012.

The conference will be built upon the very successful 2011 Wounded Warrior Federal Employment Conference held last year, of which many of you attended. That conference served as the first opportunity for a meeting between the newly created Veteran Employment Program Managers, EEO Managers, HR organizations, and the four service wounded warrior programs.

Once again, the four military service wounded warrior programs will meet with key stakeholders in the federal agencies. This year, private industry and non-federal government organizations are invited to also join us. We want to continue to cooperatively support employment related topics, issues and problem resolution, and best practices. We also want to develop innovative solutions to meet the intentions of various Presidential Executive Orders and employment campaigns by increasing the awareness of our programs and doing what we can to get severely wounded, ill, and injured post 9-11 Veterans into the 21st century workforce.

The conference this year will continue to focus on employment issues which our population of disabled Veterans, soon to be separated servicemembers, and their Family members continue to face in a changing economy.

The conference will include presentations on traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress (PTS), Making a Wounded Warrior Hire a Successful
Hire, equal employment opportunity (EEO) Hiring/Employment Issues, and Wounded Warrior's Spouse Employment.

The conference theme will be "Employment...A Pathway to Independence." Key to the theme will be discussion of changes that may be necessary to improve
the hiring and retention of our disabled Veterans. One such key discussion point will be the presentation of 16 action items that were the derived results of a Lean Six Sigma facilitated, multi-agency "wounded warrior Hiring Rate Improvement Team" work group formed after the 2011 conference.

The afternoon of the second day will again provide a four-hour opportunity for "employment ready" Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine wounded warriors and Family members to network with conference attendees and offer resumes in a job fair style format. This year, we will provide copies of wounded warrior
resumes from all over the United States to all hiring agencies and businesses who participate in the networking session.

If your organization is interested in participating please respond, by email to Scott.Cox4@us.army.mil, with WWEC in the subject line, and include the information requested below, NLT December 15, 2011:

        Organization/Business Name:
        POC:
        Title:
        Email:
        Phone:
        Are you interested in providing career, job search and/or education counseling/small group training at future Wounded Warrior Events?

 The information provided will be used for planning purposes.  This is a "heads up/Save the Date" announcement. Official notification and registration information will be provided by the event planner. Space is limited. Attendance to the conference itself will be limited to 200 registered attendees. The networking session will be open to all agencies/companies that attend the conference.

Free Packages for Deployed Troops

USO2GO delivers the USO’s most popular services to troops in remote and restricted areas. Everything from beanbag chairs, snacks, coffee, and toiletries to phone cards, DVDs, XBox®360, PlayStation® 3, and Nintendo's Wii™. Also available are laptops, musical instruments, art supplies, footballs, Frisbees and horseshoes.

Developed with feedback from deployed troops, units can select eight different packages sent to troops stationed at Forward Operating Bases (FOBs).

More than 400 USO2GO’s have been delivered to Iraq and Afghanistan since the inception of the program.
http://www.uso.org/uso2go.aspx

USO Operation Phone Home

Prepaid International Phone Cards to Deployed Troops Free of Charge

Established in 2003, USO Operation Phone Home delivers prepaid international phone cards to deployed troops free of charge. The phone cards are distributed through USO centers overseas and most often are delivered directly to military units abroad. As deployments increase and the needs of the military change, the USO has developed a private telephone network (PTN), available in USO centers throughout Southwest Asia.

The phone cards and PTN are ways deployed troops can stay connected with their family. One hundred percent of the money raised for the USO Operation Phone Home program goes to the purchase of phone cards and operation of the PTN.

http://www.uso.org/uso-operation-phone-home.aspx

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Testimonial 11/16/2011

LinkedIn Recommendation

Dear Lucy,
I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.

Details of the Recommendation:  "Everyone who is a Veteran's Advocate is conscious of how difficult it is for soldiers to leave military "structure" and resume civilian "chaos"; and,  getting through that process would be a nightmare without a lot of help along the way.

Military-Civilian provides a vital resource to veterans, by making that transition run a little smoother.  Lucy is paving the way for soldiers to re-enter the work force with quality employers. Lucy Jensen is more than the owner of Military-Civilian, she is a Veteran's lifeline."

Iraq Post Offices Close Nov. 17, 2011

Because U.S. Forces are coming home from Iraq by the end of the year, the U.S. Postal Service will stop accepting mail addressed to military post offices in Iraq starting Nov. 17. Military post offices in Iraq also will stop processing mail Nov. 17, and servicemembers there should begin now to advise those who send them mail about the Nov. 17 deadline. U.S. Servicemembers in Iraq who do not receive an absentee ballot by Nov. 17 should contact their U.S. Local Election Office to change their address. Unit voting assistance officers can provide state-specific voting details. Check the Military Postal Services Agency website at (http://hqdainet.army.mil/mpsa/) Military Postal Service Agency website for updates.

Want to say thank you to someone who's served?

Check out these tips for lending a hand to our 23 million vets — or those still in uniform.

http://www.parade.com/news/veterans/articles/11-ways-to-help-veterans-on-11-11-11.html?mbid=NS110411&mbid_source=newsletter&mbid_content=parade

Friday, November 11, 2011

Famous Quotes for All Veterans on Veterans Day 2011

  • 1. We make war that we may live in peace. – Aristotle
  • 2. Freedom is never free. – Author unknown
  • 3. When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? – George Canning
  • 4. This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. – Elmer Davis
  • 5. Nobody ever drowned in sweat. – US Marines
  • 6. In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. – Jose Narosky
  • 7. Many become brave when brought to bay. – Norwegian proverb
  • 8. Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. – George S. Patton
  • 9. It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. – Unknown
  • 10. In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. – Mark Twain
  • 11. There never was a good war or a bad peace. – Benjamin Franklin
  • 12. Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous. – George Bernard Shaw
  • 13. Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it. – Irving Berlin
  • 14. Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 15. Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them. – Napoleon Bonaparte
  • 16. History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap. – Ronald Reagan
  • 17. Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice. – Lyn Yutang
  • 18. Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul. – Michel de Montaigne
  • 19. Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men. – George Patton
  • 20. Have the courage to act instead of react. – Earlene Larson Jenks

Oldenburg Group Incorporated – Senior Human Resources Generalist

Oldenburg Group Incorporated – Human Resources Generalist


Senior Human Resources Generalist – Kingsford, MI

The highly motivated candidate will have:
·              A proven track record of administering the full range of HR activities which support goals for growth and profitability within a professional setting.
·              Strong hands on skills in employee relations, communications, coaching / training, and problem solving.
·              Strong background in recruiting for management and skilled technical positions in engineering, accounting, and project management.
·              Strong background in benefit administration.
·              Responsibility for record retention and accuracy.
·              Experience building interpersonal relationships in a team environment.
·              Knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations.
·              Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field.
·              8-10+ years of progressive experience in a professional office environment are desired.
·              PHR or SPHR a plus.
·              DOD experience a plus.

We operate 11 ISO 9001 certified facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Chile.

We offer an excellent wage and benefit package.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Interested candidates please send resume via email to: HR@oldenburggroup.com. Visit our website at: www.oldenburggroup.com.