Complete the Mission Project invites you to our 1st Annual Veteran Employment Panel Discussion and Mixer, which will be held Wednesday, April 19th, 2016 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm in the Express Room at the Albany Job Fair, held at the Holiday Inn Express & Conference Center on Rt 9 in Latham, New York.
The panel of Veteran service representatives, advocates, and small business owners will offer an interactive discussion about how to connect the transitioning Veteran with the HR manager/business leader searching for talent.
We will also provide time after the panel discussion for networking in order to allow Veterans and HR/business leaders to connect.
Veteran’s Employment Panel Members:
Nony M Grier, Navy
Navy, equipment operator (EO3) with the Seabees. Got out in 2009, having served 4 years, went back to school at SCCC and earned an AAS in chemical dependency counseling on my GI Bill. Graduated in 2012, at which time I accepted a position as a Vocational Rehab Specialist at the Albany Stratton VAMC assisting homeless and transitioning Veterans with their career goals, while also working on a BS in human services. In 2014 I was selected off the VRA list for a position, also at the Stratton VA as a Voluntary Service Specialist, managing 550 volunteers and nearly $1 million in donated funds.
In 2016, Amy became Director of Veteran Business Outreach NY/NJ when the Arsenal Partnership was awarded the VBOC designation. Amy assists veterans, service members and military spouses with starting, buying or expanding any business. She teaches a Boots to Business program for service members transitioning out of the military and into entrepreneurship.
Amy is actively involved with the Tech Valley Chamber Coalition. She serves as a Board Member of United Military Affairs Council and its Marketing Committee Co-Chair, a Board Member of Schenectady Business Advocacy Committee, an Advisory Board Member of Peaceful Acres Horses Rescue in Pattersonville, NY, as well as a Building Committee Member of Montgomery County SPCA. Amy helped create a bill currently in legislation that will secure NY State Procurement opportunities for Veteran Business Owners. In addition, she owns her own small business.
I served in the Army 10/2003 – 10/2007 as Psychological Operations Specialist (37F). I completed one tour in Iraq (2005) and separated at the rank of Specialist (E-4). I was awarded 40% service connected disability from VA after separation. After separation I relocated twice before finding employment in NY. I have over 6 years of experience in employment services, 3 years specifically in Veterans’ employment. I currently hold an AAS in Accounting, BA in Psychology, and Graduate Certificate in Veterans’ Services and am pursuing a Master of Arts in Labor and Policy Studies.
Colonel (U.S. Army – Retired) Peter K. Goebel
Colonel (USA-Retired) Peter K. Goebel grew up in Rensselaer County and was graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1981. He was assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Benning, Georgia; the Federal Republic of Germany; Fort Knox, Kentucky; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; the Presidio of Monterey, California; Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Cuba; Croatia; Bosnia-Herzegovina; Kuwait; Iraq; Afghanistan; and Fort Sam Houston, Texas; before retiring from the Army as a Colonel in February 2012.