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Veterans Awards Ceremony

Secretary of Labor’s Strom Thurmond Founders Award

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Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of Labor; Katie Cashen, Executive Director of the National Association of State Workforce Agency’s Veterans’ Affairs Committee; Bob Simoneau, Workforce Development Director, NASWA; Frederico Juarbe, Jr., Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training.



Outstanding Service Provider Awards

State Workforce Agency Award

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Elaine L. Chao, United States Secretary of Labor; Mark Reineke, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development; Frederico Juarbe, Jr., U.S. Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training.

Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist Award

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Elaine L. Chao, United States Secretary of Labor; Ray Pryor of Columbus, Ohio; Frederico Juarbe, Jr., U.S. Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training.

Local Veterans Outreach Representative Award

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Elaine L. Chao, United States Secretary of Labor; Mary Derck of Michigan; Frederico Juarbe, Jr., U.S. Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training.

Employer Award

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Elaine L. Chao, United States Secretary of Labor; George Whitmill, Fort Campbell, Ky., Site Supervisor, Lear Seigler Industries; Frederico Juarbe, Jr., U.S. Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training.

Homeless Reintegration Award

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Elaine L. Chao, United States Secretary of Labor; Roland Talbot, Network Enterprises, Inc., Honolulu, HI; Frederico Juarbe, Jr., U.S. Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training.

Transition Assistance Award

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Elaine L. Chao, United States Secretary of Labor; Bill Heaberg, Transition Assistance Program Manager, Robins Air Force Base; Kaye Mullis, Chief of Programs, Robins AFB; Christine Parker, Director, Family Support Center, Robins AFB; Jack Tooley, Workshop Facilitator, Robins AFB; Frederico Juarbe, Jr., U.S. Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training.

One Stop Award

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Elaine L. Chao, United States Secretary of Labor; Chris Laverty, Vice Chair of the Workforce Development Board, Capital Area, Michigan Works; Ron Fairnot, Veterans Employment Coordinator, Capital Area, Michigan Works; Frederico Juarbe, Jr., U.S. Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training.

Guard and Reserve Award

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Elaine L. Chao, United States Secretary of Labor; Fred Samuelson, State Committee from Maryland; Boyd Cook, Chair of the State Committee from Maryland; Frederico Juarbe, Jr., U.S. Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training.