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Hiring Our Heroes

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Washington, September 6, 2017 | comments

Team Blackburn is pleased to welcome Army Staff Sergeant Paris Cervantes to our Clarksville office (Montgomery County) as part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program.

Staff Sergeant Cervantes is on active duty at Fort Campbell, serving as an Explosive Ordinance Technician.

The fellowship is hosted by military installations and provides transitioning service members with management training and hands-on experience in the civilian workforce. John Clement, our Montgomery County field rep, is on the interview committee and had this to say:

“I saw the opportunity for an active-duty, combat soldier to work in a district office that primarily serves soldiers, veterans, and their spouses and families. Constituents in the Clarksville area automatically feel more comfortable when they realize everyone in the Clarksville office is military—whether active, veteran or spouse. We speak ‘military.” We’ve been where they’ve been. They relax and we accomplish so much more.”

We have a responsibility to our Tennessee soldiers. This worthwhile program helps expand corporate America's understanding of the veteran job market and prepare the participants for smooth transitions into meaningful civilian careers. We are so happy to have Paris on our team. She jumped right in and her military experience shows in everything our office encounters.
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