Partnering with the U.S. Army Reserve

January 16, 2009

Guest contributor Frank Taylor is a vice president and chief security officer at GE, and a retired U.S. Air Force brigadier general. 

I was back in familiar territory yesterday at the Pentagon to sign a GE U.S. Army Reserve memorandum of agreement. As a military veteran, I’m very excited about this signing to start an employer partnership to recruit and train soldiers for positions across our company. 

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GE employs more than 11,000 active reservists and veterans in our U.S. workforce. As such, we are experienced in helping veterans and reservists adjust to life in the private sector. As part of the partnership, we are guaranteeing priority consideration for job interviews for all qualified participating soldiers no later than 30 days after completing military occupational specialty training.

This partnership is a great opportunity for us to interview qualified candidates with leadership, integrity and hard work experience.