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Veterans in Security Kickoff Reception

May 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Join us for this free networking event! SIA Veterans in Security May 20, 5-7 p.m. Special Guest Speaker: James Rodriguez, assistant secretary for veterans' engagement and training service, DOL

About the Event

Join us the night before the SIA GovSummit for the launch of the SIA Veterans in Security community. In addition to serving as a network for prior-service professionals in the security industry, this group will develop resources for current Armed Forces members who are seeking civilian employment following separation or retirement.

We’ll get things started with a fun evening of complimentary food and drinks, free access to Topgolf Swing Suites and more.

Special Guest Speaker: James Rodriguez, Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training Services, U.S. Department of Labor

The Honorable James D. Rodriguez is is responsible for preparing America’s veterans, service members and their spouses for meaningful careers. In this capacity and in Fiscal Year 2023, over 2,400 U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service staff, contractors, and grantees served more than 430,000 veterans and military spouses across all agency programs. Rodriguez is an executive leader and proud veteran with more than 30 years of experience in the U.S. government, corporate sector, and 21 years in the United States Marine Corps. He possesses a comprehensive background in program management, interagency collaboration, and policy development. Mr. Rodriguez’s recent executive experience includes leadership roles within Deloitte LLP’s Government and Public Sector practice and BAE Systems, Inc. Government Relations department. He also previously served as the deputy assistant secretary of defense, Office of Warrior Care Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense from 2014 through 2017. Rodriguez holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Maryland University College and a M.A. in international commerce and policy from George Mason University. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Government and Political Science in the University of Maryland Global Campus.

Veterans, military members and supporters are invited to attend at no charge.



May 20
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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Tom’s Watch Bar
1250 Half St., SE
Washington, DC United States
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