Join us December 9th at 10:00 (EST) for The New York City Army Virtual Career Summit. This virtual career summit is an end-to-end digital conference with community partners, exclusive networking opportunities, and presentations on outlining the benefits of service in the U.S. Army. This convening is hosted by the New York City Recruiting Battalion and includes interactive presentations and guest speakers from several of our community partners. This virtual event will empower you to identify and pursue your career goals.




We brought together numerous community partners to create a highly interactive event to help you devise and outline a path to your goals. Whether through the U.S. Army, or one of our various community partners, you will equipped to make educated and informed decisions regarding the next chapter of your life.

Fire Department of New York City (FDNY)
The Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA)
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
New York City Police Department (NYPD)
Queens College
New York City College of Technology
Westchester Community College
Fordham University


The New York City Army Virtual Career Summit will offer live webinars during the course of the event. These will be held in two distinct sessions, covering a variety of topics from Army Careers to employment tips in the civilian sector. Below is a definitive list of each speaker and the organization to which they represent.


Opening & Welcome

Lieutenant Colonel Whitney O. Jensen
Battalion Commander
NYC Recruiting Battalion
U.S. Army


Webinar Session 1

10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

Session 1 comprises of various topics including to careers in the Army, educational benefits, and veterans' preference during the hiring process in the civilian sector.

Sergeant First Class Robert Rolle
Deputy Station Commander
Staten Island Recruiting Station

Dr. David Baker
Education Services Specialist
NYC Recruiting Battalion

Staff Sergeant Laurence Lafferty
Bay Ridge Recruiting Station

Robert Timmins
Director, Veteran Support Services
New York City College of Technology

Firefighter Aleigha Powder
FDNY Recruiter
Fire Department of New York City (FDNY)
U.S. Army Reserves

Travis J. Melby
Student Support Services Coordinator & VA Certifying Official
Westchester Community College

Police Officer Michael Nocera
NYPD Recruiter
New York City Police Department (NYPD)

Glen Redpath
Associate Director of Admissions
Fordham University

Dennis Torres
Veterans Outreach Specialist
Queens College

Gary Port
U.S. Army Reserves Ambassador
U.S. Army Reserves Scholarship Program


Exhibit Hall Opens

11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Here you will find detailed information about each of the programs and community partners discussed in the auditorium. You can also chat LIVE with civilian talent hiring managers, and U.S. Army personnel alike. AUSA has resources to convert your military skills to civilian language. Army PaYS Program offers small business, corporate partners and future Soldier - resources and incentives.


Afternoon Welcome Remarks

Command Sergeant Major Angela R. Indardeo
Battalion Command Sergeant Major
NYC Recruiting Battalion


Webinar Session 2

1:00 P.M. – 1:40 P.M.

Session 2 comprises of employment strategies and workshops from our community partners in addition to stories regarding Soldier’s journeys into the U.S. Army

Audra J. Jones
Marketing Analyst
U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program

First Sergeant Alberto Pena
Company First Sergeant
Brooklyn South Recruiting Company
NYC Recruiting Battalion

Aleyda Myers
Director All-Agency Veteran Recruitment &
Staffing Initiatives
Mettropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)

Colonel (Ret) Ricky Semple, MA
Project Administrator
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
New York City Transit Signals & Train Control

Marlon Ramirez
Director / Investigator
U.S. Department of Labor
Veterans Employment Training Services (Vets)

Staff Sergeant Nascine Wheeler
Bay Ridge Recruiting Station




Catherine R. Laporte
Advertising & Public Affairs
Community and Media Relations Manager
NYC Recruiting Battalion
Captain Andre A. Hill
Company Commander
Brooklyn South Recruiting Company
NYC Recruiting Battalion



As a Soldier, you’ll have access to training for jobs in science, intelligence, combat, aviation, engineering, law and more. There’s no limit to what you can achieve.


With so many roles to fill, the perfect job in the Army is out there waiting for you. More importantly, once your journey in the Army is complete, you’ll take the skills you’ve obtained with you.


Learn more about the following United States Army Careers; Benefits and Support Services

  • U.S. Army Careers
    • Over 150 Occupational Specialties / Army Jobs
  • U.S. Army - Path to Officership
    • Discover what it takes to become an Army Officer
  • Learn about numerous U.S. Army Education Support Services including:
    • Concurrent Admissions Program  (ConAP)
    • College Enrollment During Enlistment 
    • U.S. Army Educational Plan Benefits including money to pay for college tuition
    • ASVAB / Career Exploration Program (CEP)
      • U.S. Army Reserve Minuteman Scholarship Program
  • Discover the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program (Post-Service Employment Interviews with Corporate Partners)
  • Chat LIVE with our Uplifters! U.S. Army Recruiters answer your questions in an interactive chat!

Discover how our community partners can help enhance your career prospects; before, during, or after military service

  • Our community partners are on hand virtually to give you first hand info about their hiring procedures and opportunities.
  • Participate in career, education, and Army life presentations on the following:
    • USERRA - Uniformed Services Reemployment Rights Act
    • Resume Development and Interview Presentation
    • "From Army Service to Public Service...My Army Story" Hear personal stories from Part-time (Reservist) and Full-time (Active Duty) U.S. Army Soldiers
  • Soldier For Life - Once A Soldier, Always A Soldier!
    • Learn about how the military helps prepare its Soldiers for transition into the civilian life workforce