Upcoming Events


Celebration of Veterans Event

Tuesday, 11/12/2019

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

The Manufacturing Institute, the education and workforce partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, is pleased to invite you to the Annual Heroes MAKE America Celebration of Veterans luncheon on Tuesday, November 12.

Heroes MAKE America is dedicated to building a pipeline between the military and manufacturing. We are committed to helping today's American heroes become tomorrow's manufacturing leaders.

The Celebration of Veterans will recognize the service of our nation's military families and the accomplishments of our Heroes MAKE America participants. We hope you can be with us to commemorate the expansion of Heroes MAKE America to Ft. Bragg and recognize the stalwart contributions of veterans and manufacturers to this great nation. There is no cost to attend, and lunch will be provided.

RSVP requested by November 6, 2019

Valid government ID and advanced registration required


   Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance
      Carolyn Lee, Executive Director, The Manufacturing Institute

   Ft. Bragg Leadership Remarks
      COL Phillip D. Sounia, Ft. Bragg Garrison Commander

   Founding Sponsor Remarks
      Megan Pollock, Vice President Strategic Communications, 
      Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

   Keynote Address
      SMA Kenneth O. Preston, USA Ret., Vice President, Non-commissioned 
      Officer & Soldier Programs, Association of the United States Army

   Military to Manufacturing - Heroes Participants Panel
      SFC George Clay, Ft. Campbell Participant, Fall 2019
      SFC Mark Samuel, Ft. Bragg Alumni, Spring 2019
      SFC Joseph Smith, USA Ret., Maintenance Supervisor, 
      Arconic Davenport Works, Ft. Hood Alumni, Winter 2019
      Moderator: Babs Chase, Vice President Military and Veterans Programs, 
      The Manufacturing Institute

   Recognition of Partners & Closing Remarks

Event Location:
Iron Mike Conference Center
2658 Reilly Rd
Fort Bragg, NC 28310

Contact Info:
Babs Chase

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