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Wounded Warrior Employment Conference a Success

March 7, 2011 | By chad.holmes
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Army Wounded Warrior Program Veterans Alvin Shell and Wesley Spaid at the Wounded Warrior Federal Employment Conference. Shell shared his experience of working in the federal government for five years since his transition from the Army."]Army Wounded Warrior Program Veterans Alvin Shell and Wesley Spaid at the Wounded Warrior Federal Employment Conference. Shell shared his experience of working in the federal government for five years since his transition from the Army The 2011 Wounded Warrior Federal Employment Conference hosted by the Army Warrior Transition Command last week drew more than 120 people from nearly 30 federal agencies to learn how their agencies can benefit from the training, experience and dedication of wounded warriors entering the civilian job market. This week, the Army Times reported that Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) announced their own initative to help Wounded Warriors find employment.  Among the speakers at the Army's employment conference was Dr. Clifford Stanley, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Dr. Stanley told wounded warriors in attendance: "Don't give up. In fact, insist that the system do what it's supposed to do." [youtube aywnkvfNPK0] Read more on the AW2 Blog: AW2 Veteran Alvin Shell Shares His Story of Transitioning to the Federal Workforce Time to Increase Federal Hiring of Wounded Warriors Agency Officials Called to be a Vision for Wounded Warriors’ Dreams
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