Veteran’s Employment Panel Discussion and Mixer

Logo 2016Complete the Mission Project invites you to our 1st Annual Veteran Employment Panel Discussion and Mixer, which will be held Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 from 3pm – 6pm at the SBA Showcase & Job Fair, held at the Holiday Inn Express & Conference Center on Rt 9 in Latham, New York.

The panel of Veteran service representatives, advocates, and small business owners will offer an interactive discussion about how to connect the transitioning Veteran with the HR manager/business leader searching for talent.

We will also provide time after the panel discussion for networking in order to allow Veterans and HR/business leaders to connect.


Veteran’s Employment Panel Members:

Nony M Grier, Navy 

Navy, equipment operator (EO3) with the Seabees. Got out in 2009, having served 4 years, went back to school at SCCC and earned an AAS in chemical dependency counseling on my GI Bill. Graduated in 2012, at which time I accepted a position as a Vocational Rehab Specialist at the Albany Stratton VAMC assisting homeless and transitioning Veterans with their career goals, while also working on a BS in human services. In 2014 I was selected off the VRA list for a position, also at the Stratton VA as a Voluntary Service Specialist, managing 550 volunteers and nearly $1 million in donated funds.


Dan Perkins 

I served in the Army 10/2003 – 10/2007 as Psychological Operations Specialist (37F).  I completed one tour in Iraq (2005) and separated at the rank of Specialist (E-4). I was awarded 40% service connected disability from VA after separation.  After separation I relocated twice before finding employment in NY.  I have over 6 years of experience in employment services, 3 years specifically in Veterans’ employment.  I currently hold an AAS in Accounting, BA in Psychology, and Graduate Certificate in Veterans’ Services and am pursuing a Master of Arts in Labor and Policy Studies.


Colonel (U.S. Army – Retired) Peter K. Goebel

Colonel (USA-Retired) Peter K. Goebel grew up in Rensselaer County and was graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1981.  He was assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Benning, Georgia;  the Federal Republic of Germany; Fort Knox, Kentucky; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; the Presidio of Monterey, California; Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Cuba; Croatia; Bosnia-Herzegovina; Kuwait; Iraq; Afghanistan; and Fort Sam Houston, Texas; before retiring from the Army as a Colonel in February 2012.


Charles Van Vorst

Charles Van Vorst is a retired U.S. Navy Chief and served in the Navy for 25 years and retired in 2009. Some of his past duty assignments include recruiter, public affairs officer, area trainer, district trainer and zone supervisor. Prior to his tours in recruiting duty, Van Vorst served on three different United States naval war ships and has been deployed seven times in support of many operations all over the world.

Charles Van Vorst, Navy Chief (ret), 55 b/c Law- Governor’s Program to Hire Veterans with Disabilities
Department of Civil Service, Empire State Plaza, Agency Building 1, 13th Floor, Albany, NY 12239
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