NPCA, Army Reserve team to boost job opportunities for soldiers

Source: Office of the Chief Army Reserve

Brigadier General Tammy Smith presided over a signing ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Va., initiating an Army Reserve and National Precast Concrete Association partnership targeting employment opportunities between NPCA members and Army Reserve soldiers and their families.

Organizers highlighted the value of Reserve soldiers’ leadership to small businesses, civilian-acquired skills and military capabilities. Joining General Smith, director of Human Capital Core Enterprise with the Office of the Chief Army Reserve, were NPCA’s 2012-13 Chairman Mimi Rainero-Coles and President Ty Gable; John Lendrum, Norwalk Concrete Industries president and Army Reserve Ambassador to Ohio; and, Army Reserve Employer Partnership Office Director Erin Thede.

A key complimentary operational unit, the Reserve sustains the total Army capability through employer partnerships and an innovative force that provides strategic depth while meeting the nation’s economic and security needs. Its mission is to provide trained, equipped, and ready soldiers, along with cohesive units to meet global requirements across the full range of military operations.