Atlanta, GA, May 14, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- JP Turner, an independent brokerage firm headquartered in Atlanta, announced that Scott Holcomb, general counsel for the firm, was selected as a Manfred Wörner Fellow for 2009. Holcomb was one of only 15 Americans and 15 Germans selected to attend the Manfred Wörner Seminar to be held in Germany and Belgium from May 1-10, 2009. The event is co-sponsored by the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Armed Forces Office of the German Defense Ministry.
The annual Manfred Wörner Seminar brings together 30 young Americans and Germans to examine German and European security policy and to discuss U.S.–German and U.S.– European security interests. The seminar serves to deepen the understanding between participants from both countries, and offers an excellent opportunity to broaden professional networks.
While Holcomb has been practicing securities law for the last five years, he began his legal career in 1998 as a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps and maintains an active interest in defense policy. During his military career, he deployed three times to support operations in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq, and he worked on many of the high-profile legal issues related to these conflicts.
“I fully support Scott’s civic involvement and I’m proud that he was selected to be a Manfred Wörner Fellow this year. He's a credit to the company and our spirit of service.” said Bill Mello, president of JP Turner.
“My interest in defense policy has not lessened since leaving active duty,” commented Holcomb. “I am very thankful that JP Turner is so supportive of my professional development, and I’m looking forward to this tremendous opportunity to deepen my understanding of transatlantic and German defense issues.”
The 10-day program spans four cities - Bonn, Cologne and Berlin, Germany, and Brussels, Belgium, and consists of meetings with experts on security and defense.
JP Turner & Company, LLC, is a full-service independent investment banking and securities brokerage firm headquartered in Atlanta with some 150 branch offices nationwide. Its affiliate company, JP Turner & Company Capital Management, LLC offers investment planning and advisory services. JP Turner was founded in 1997 by Bill Mello and Tim McAfee. The company is a member of SIPC, TICA and the National Investment Banking Association. JP Turner is consistently voted one of the top 100 independent broker/dealers by Investment News. For additional information on JP Turner & Company visit jpturner.com. For information on JP Turner Capital Management visit jpturnercm.com.