Celebration of Veterans Event

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