Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Orion Alumnus Paul Andrews speaks at Joining Forces event with First Lady Michelle Obama

On August 22, 2012, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at Naval Station Mayport, FL, regarding the Joining Forces initiative that has challenged America’s private sector to hire 100,000 military members and their spouses by the end of 2013. Led by the First Lady and Vice President Dr. Jill Biden, Michelle Obama highlighted the successes of the program thus far, including 2,000 companies who have already exceeded the initiative’s goal, hiring over 125,000 military members and their spouses, and who have pledged to train and employ 250,000 more.

Introducing Michelle Obama was Orion International Alumnus and prior Naval Sonar Technician Paul Andrews, who was placed by Orion in April 2012. He expressed his thanks for Orion’s efforts in effectively coaching and training him on how to communicate with private sector companies, which assured him that civilian companies do value military skills. Andrews credited Orion International for helping him find “meaningful employment” after the military.
Paul Andrews' and Michelle Obama’s speeches can be viewed below:
For more information about Joining Forces and Orion International’s involvement, please click here.

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