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February 3, 2015 (Fairfax, VA) - The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) announces the formation of a new Veterans Group. The mission of this group is to actively promote the recruitment of veterans and support those recruitment efforts through various education and training opportunities and provide mentoring and support for veterans currently employed in the industry.
"We have a couple of reasons for launching this initiative," said NPMA CEO Bob Rosenberg. "We want to honor the exceptional personal sacrifice veterans have made to preserving our freedom and democracy and provide members with access to this remarkable talent pool."
An organizational meeting of the Veterans Group will be held during NPMA's Legislative Day on Monday, March 16 from 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. in Washington, DC. "The meeting is open to anybody in the industry and is designed as a brainstorming meeting to imagine how the effort will be organized, identifying several achievable objectives and an action plan to get there," said Rosenberg. "Additionally, the Legislative Day keynote speaker, General Stanley McChrystal, has agreed to spend some time with our veterans group."
To sign up for the organizational meeting and to meet with General McChrystal, please visit http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1952096/Veterans-in-Pest-Management.
The National Pest Management Association, a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property, reflected both in the continuing education of the pest control professional and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.