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March 12th, 2012
Fellow Flag & General Officers:
Happy daylight savings time. Spring is in the air here on the Potomac and it's time to bring everyone up-to-speed on things going on at TFGON HQ-----also, mark your calendar now for our April Quarterly Networking Reception: Friday, 27 April: Full details on TFGON website, Click on Calendar .
Details re: Miscellaneous Matters, Issues, & Events follow:
1. TFGON Membership reaches 3300 member mark
2. TFGON National Listing of Military & Veterans Events
3. Fellow TFGON Members as a friendly "First Point of Contact" with Corporations---- also Military & Veterans Organizations
4. Circulating your resume, and other military resume posting opportunities
1. TFGON Membership reaches 3300 mark: WELL DONE to all of you for putting TFGON over the 3300 Members mark, which has our membership now well over half of all living flag and general officers of the U.S. Armed Forces. We continue to grow and succeed, thanks to all of you plus the good work of our Board of Directors and Elected & Appointed Officers. Next objective: 3400 Good way to start is to forward a copy of this TFGON newsletter to all the flag and general officers in your rolodex. Since TFGON membership is very narrowly restricted, we don't advertise and our growth in new members is via "word of mouth" and current members spreading the word.
2. TFGON National Listing of Military & Veterans Events: TFGON Members live all across the USA, yet there are many military and veterans organization and association events that most of us are unaware of, and would attend if we only knew about them. That's why we've established a national listing of military and veterans events which you can access on the TFGON website---- just click on the Military/Veterans Association Events List on the LH side of the homepage, or this URL:
Events are in chronological order with geographic locations shown so you can see what's near where you live, and the list will be dynamic, with new updates being added all the time. Also, as TFGON Members, you are welcome to add events yourself, just click on the link to the data input form and fill it in and submit it--- it will take a day or two for it to be posted as our webmaster processes all new additions---- also, we ask that any listings you submit be limited to military and veterans events, with nothing that is partisan political in nature. That said, military and veterans events that are fundraisers for the benefit of veterans are welcomed. So take a look at this new list and see what's going on in your area---- submit any events that you'd like to have posted, and feel free to forward the above URL to any military or veterans organizations that you belong to so they can add their events to the list as well. And if you attend any of these events, "tell them that TFGON sent you".
3. Fellow TFGON Members as a friendly "First Point of Contact" with Corporations---- also Military & Veterans Organizations: Nothing is more frustrating than when you need to reach out to a particular corporation, or even our fellow military/veterans organizations, and don't know anyone there and end up with a time-wasting bureaucratic "run around" until you finally get to someone who will help you or at least listen to what you are trying to get done. That's why TFGON put together our listings for these two areas, in order to provide you with a fellow Flag/General Officer who is a TFGON Member as your first point-of-contact for any such outreach efforts. Nothing like having a friendly voice on the other end of the phone or e-mail to help link you up with "the right folks". Both of these TFGON Lists are linked on the left hand side of the website homepage [in case the below URL isn't working], with the title and URL as indicated below:
We suggest you use these lists as your "first point of contact" when reaching out to any of these organizations. It's always easier to get the answers you need if you are dealing with a friendly fellow TFGON Member. And if you'd like to serve as your corporation's liaison or your military/veterans association liaison, just hit reply and send us the details and we'll add you to the list. The more of us that help out with this, the more we are living up to our TFGON motto of "Warriors Helping Warriors".
4. Circulating your resume, and other military resume posting opportunities: As you have seen in recent weeks, circulating member resumes has been an active effort for TFGON---- we've had good experience when we get your resume into the hands of our 3300+ TFGON members "who know where the flag/g.o.-level jobs are", and everyone who has done so has gotten traction out of this effort and in over 300 cases in recent years, have ended up with solid job offers as a result. That said, we try to "pace" these resume broadcasts so as not to clog up your e-mail in-boxes with more than one per day, so they tend to stack up and we get behind. If any TFGON member wants their resume circulated, whether you've asked us to do so in the past or not, just hit reply to this message and attach the resume or bio or both that you want circulated, and we'll "make it happen"---- and if you don't see it on the wires within a week, let us know as all of us in TFGON leadership also have day jobs that keep us extra busy and these things CAN slip through the cracks.
There's also a 2nd option that you might want to consider via a defense contractor-focused posting website operated for free as a service to his fellow military colleagues by retired Army COL Sam Chappell. I've not seen a lot of flag and general officer resumes posted there, but DO know that these postings are seen by a list of over 4,000 folks, including a thousand or so defense and federal contractors, most of whom need flag or g.o.'s in project management positions, so it's "fertile ground" for those of us with military backgrounds. For details, the website URL where the resume's are posted is: www.ChappellNetwork.org
and if you have any ?'s or want to submit your resume, you can reach COL Chappell at SChappell@ChappellNetwork.org
Tell him TFGON sent you.
Well, this brings us up to date for another TFGON eNewsletter---- remember that our previous eNewsletters are now archived on the TFGON website in case you want to look up something in an earlier issue---- just click on the Newsletters & eNewsletters link on the LH side of our homepage.
With all good wishes,
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
ARMY Board Member &
ARMY Vice Chairman
Board Member: NAVY
Brigadier General [Ret.]
Board Member: USAF
Board Member: USCG
Board Member At Large
Treasurer & Board Member