September 26, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Former Army Chief Of Staff Visits Frederick Goodwill
FREDERICK, MD – Retired U.S. Army General George Casey, who served as the Army’s Chief of Staff from 2007-11, visited Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley (GIMV) on September 26.
Casey is one of only 230 U.S. generals to reach four-star status and was designated the first senior commander of a Multi-National Force in Iraq in 2003, serving in that role from 2004-07. He was in charge of a coalition of 1.1 million military personnel from over 30 countries and an annual budget of over $200 billion.
The retired general was invited by GIMV to speak to its Board of Directors and team members as the organization commits to serving more veterans throughout the state of Maryland.
“What you’re doing here is not only important to veterans and their families, but it is also important for the ability to recruit future service members,” said General Casey. “Future service men and women will see the respect given to veterans in their community.”
In 2019, GIMV will ramp up services in the state of Maryland to veterans and their families. The organization will provide targeted support to help veterans translate their military skills to the civilian labor market, pursue additional education, participate in budget coaching and secure referrals to additional supports, like transportation, mental health services and housing.
“General Casey’s visit is an important step for GIMV in establishing a program within Maryland that will focus on a holistic approach to employment services for veterans and their families,” said GIMV president & CEO, Michael Meyer. “Input from accomplished leaders such as General Casey will shape the GIMV veteran initiative into a best practice operation. We are grateful for his leadership and perspective”
General Casey’s visit is the capstone to additional visits with other local, state and federal leaders in regards to GIMV’s veteran services initiative.
About Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley:
Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley helps people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. Goodwill’s revenue funds job training and other employment related programs for people with barriers to employment. Last year, Goodwill provided more than 14,500 services to individuals in Frederick and Carroll Counties. For more information about Goodwill’s programs and services or to find a retail location near you, visit www.goodwillmv.org.