Prince William Chamber of Commerce

Salute to the Armed Forces 2016

The Land of the Free Because of the Brave

January 28, 2016 // 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. // Harbour View, Woodbridge

$45/Members, $60/Non-Members // Register>>

Management and Training Consultants Inc. (MTCI) is a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) headquartered in the Washington DC area that has been Maximizing Human Potential® since 1999. MTCI is a human capital management, training support and delivery, and program management firm. We have enjoyed over 14 years managing federal government contracts of various size and complexity, and exceeding the needs of all our clients. MTCI is ISO 9001:2008 registered, Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certified and has been named a 2013 GOVstar awardee in the Star Warfighter category, and named one of Inc. 5000's Fastest Growing Companies in 2007 and 2010.

Presenting Sponsor 

MTCI, a Woman-Owned Small Business, embodies our founding principle of Maximizing Human Potential since 1999.  We deliver innovative solutions to assist our clients in reaching maximum performance for excellence. MTCI specializes in federal & military recruiting, retention & personnel management, analysis, assessment & design. 

Join us for this special annual luncheon where we will honor active-duty service members alongside the veterans in our midst. We have invited the Garrison Commanders from Ft. Belvoir and Marine Corps Base Quantico to provide an update on their respective posts. We will offer special recognition for outstanding Soldiers and Marines and hear from our Veterans Council on what’s nKent Photoew for 2016.

Keynote Speaker:
Sgt. Major Carlton Kent, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
Read the Sgt. Major’s Bio

Carlton Kent served 36 years as a United States Marine until retiring as the 16th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps in June 2011. In this role, he held responsibilities that included principal advisor to the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

He also served as an advisor to the Secretary of the Navy, and Secretary of Defense on all Marine Corps matters.  He also testified to Congress on quality of life issues affecting Marines and their families.

Sergeant Major Kent served at numerous levels as a Non-commissioned Officer and Staff Non-commissioned Officer. Some of his billets includes; Drill Instructor, Director at Non-commissioned Officers School, Platoon Sergeant, Company Gunnery Sergeant, Company First Sergeant, and numerous levels as a Sergeant Major. Sergeant Major Kent also served at the American Embassies in Kinshasa, Zaire, and Panama City, Panama.

Before launching Kent, Campa, and Kate Incorporated, with the 11th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, Joe Campa, and Marine and Vietnam Veteran, Bob Turner, Carlton Kent served as Director, Veteran Support, and Development Office for CACI International Incorporated.

His awards include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Gold Star in lieu of second award, a Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star in lieu of second award, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Gold Star in lieu of second award, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Gold Star in lieu of second award, and the Combat Action Ribbon.

Kent earned a Bachelor of Science in Education, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a Masters Degree in Education, Trident University International, and a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership, Trident University International. 

 

Sponsor a table for veterans!

For $500, sponsors receive 2 seats for themselves along with the privilege to sit with 8 local military veterans.  These seats can be given to  individuals of the sponsor’s choosing, or the Chamber can invite veterans on the sponsor’s behalf.   Sponsors also receive recognition, including:

Company name on tabletop sign // Company name in scrolling PowerPoint // Display table // Listing in online calendar with hyperlink

Special thanks to Community Sponsor Prince William Living, Community Partner Prince William Times/Gainesville Times and Quality of Life Vision Partner Dominion Virginia Power. 

To become a Salute Sponsor, go to the online registration page.  Once you initiate the registration process, the sponsorship options will appear.  You can also contact our events staff with any questions you may have kbritton@pwchamber.org or 703.368.6600.

Special thanks to the following additions to our program:

Freedom High School Junior ROTC Color Guard for Presentation of Colors // Caleb Green, Director of CAMMO (Center for American Military Music Opportunities) for Singing the National Anthem // CAMMO Quartet for music during lunch //  Caroline Doolin, Student at Forest Park High School sharing experiences as a child of a military family

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Liberty Sponsor: At Lockheed Martin, we never forget who we’re working for. Find out more about our commitment to service members and veterans, honoring the legacy of all who have served.

 

 

 

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One of NOVEC’s priorities is giving back to the communities we serve, providing another value to our customers. Our long tradition of community service has earned us a reputation in Northern Virginia as a model corporate citizen.

Stars & Stripes Sponsor:

One of NOVEC’s priorities is giving back to the communities we serve. Our long tradition of community service has earned us a reputation in Northern VA as a model corporate citizen.

 

 

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