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    Monthly Chapter Meeting: Recruiting and Engaging Veterans

    Date: November 9, 2022
    Akron Area SHRM
    Akron Hilton Garden & Streamed virtually via Zoom

    7:30am - Registration Opens
    8:00am - Networking & Breakfast
    8:20am - Announcements
    8:30am - Presentations Begin
    $25 Members, $35 Non-Members, $15 Students, $15 Members-in-transition, $25 Virtual
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    Recruiting and Engaging Veterans 

    Chris Newsome from Recruit Military will walk us through his personal journey from active duty in the U.S. Army to his current role with Recruit Military.  Chris will share tips to help employers recruit and retain veterans within their organizations. 

    • As SVP of DoD Programs, Chris’s primary role at RecruitMilitary is to work closely with the Federal Government/Department of Labor/Department of Defense to aggregate and support America’s military men, women, and their families with career access, and professional development resources.
    • Following the attacks on America, on September 11th, 2001, Chris joined the US Army’s illustrious 82nd Airborne Division.
    • By June of 2002, Chris was shipped to Fort. Benning GA., to complete Basic Training, Advanced Individual Training, and Army Airborne School.
    • Within one month of arriving at Fort Bragg, NC (assigned to the 3/504 Parachute Infantry Regiment), Chris was sent on his first deployment, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).
    • Over his 4-year span of military service, Chris would complete 3 combat tours, adding two tours to Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
    • Throughout his time with the 82nd Airborne Division, Chris was placed in numerous leadership roles, working his way to the rank of Sergeant, and leading fellow paratroopers through the war-torn streets of the Middle-East.


    Thank you to our November sponsor!



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