Lake St. Louis, MO, April 14, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Colonel Rich Baldwin, a Brigade Commander for the Arizona National Guard, and Captain Mike Riley, Section Chief for Army National Guard Transition Services & Employment Outreach at National Guard Bureau (NGB), presented CASY & MSCCN with the National Guard Minuteman Award for their “unwavering support and dedication to the Soldiers and families of the National Guard.” The award was presented at the quarterly CASY & MSCCN Boards of Directors meeting on February 26, 2016 at Swift Transportation’s headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona.
Captain Michael Riley of the National Guard Bureau, "We have been working with CASY and MSCCN for five plus years to develop the National Guard Employment Network (NGEN) which provides resources, tools, and technologies that support the development or sustainability of employment placement and assistance programs for state National Guard Commands in all 54 states and U.S. territories, while also supporting employment placement for all service members and their family members. The Minuteman Award was presented to these organizations to recognize the tremendous work they do every day. We appreciate the time and effort they have dedicated to ensure that National Guardsmen and their families are provided the best opportunities as they transition and continue to develop their civilian careers."
RADM Dan Kloeppel, USN (ret.), Founder and CEO of CASY & MSCCN, said, “We are proud to be recognized for our work with the National Guard. Guard members and their families face unique employment challenges, and we at CASY & MSCCN will continue to partner with NGB and the state National Guard Commands to provide employment placement support of our Soldiers and their family members into meaningful careers that are a match for their skills, abilities, and needs."
Stacy Bayton, Sr. Executive Vice President of CASY & MSCCN added, “it was such an honor to be presented with this award by Colonel Baldwin and Captain Riley: both of these Soldiers have worked with our organizations in the development and implementation of the National Guard Employment Network for many years. We are most appreciative of the support from National Guard Bureau and the opportunity we partner with them to improve employment for all National Guard in the 54 states and territories.”
National Guard and family members who are in need of employment placement assistance can register at http://www.casy.us/JobSeekers/HowCASYWorksNG.html