Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Swamp Fox Ranger Ride - May 19, 2012 - South Carolina


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 Contact: Clarence Matthews
April 16, 2012                                          Phone: 843-697-0739

Swap Fox Ranger Ride rolls into South Carolina

Charleston, SC – Celebrate Armed Forces Day and honor those who served by participating in the Swap Fox Ranger Ride.  This bicycling event is a 25/45/75 mile road ride through the Francis Marion National Forest in South Carolina.  The purpose of holding the ride is to have fun, test yourself, and raise money and awareness for GallantFew!

Saturday, May 19th, 2012- Three iterations ride through the Francis Marion National Forest for the 25/45/75 mile rides.  Pre-ride packet pick up will be Friday, May 18th, 2012 at the Trek Store of Mount Pleasant.  Event day registration begins at 0700 (7AM) EDT (-4 Zulu) - @ Awendaw Green, Mount Pleasant, SC.  Event Map

Registration information-  here on  Live entertainment will be provided by Awendaw Green.  WCBD News 2 Chief Meteorologist Rob Fowler emcees the awards ceremony at race conclusion. The first ten registrants will receive a custom cycling jersey.  One custom jersey will be raffled off after the ride!

The race is named after General Francis Marion, one of the fathers of modern guerilla warfare and affectionately known as the "Swamp Fox".  His legendary exploits inspired the movie "The Patriot"
For more information, go to our Facebook page or

Fees will increase by $5 for event day registration.
Registration Closing Date - Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Registration information-  here on

Support for this event across the Lowcountry includes our first event sponsors, the TV Show "Army Wives", Pegasus Steel LLC, and the Trek Store of Mount Pleasant.


“GallantFew, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non profit nationwide Veteran mentor network that is
 dedicated to eliminating veteran unemployment, homelessness and suicide, helping our returning heroes transition successfully from military service to civilian life. GallantFew provides a social network, professional development, emotional support and physical assistance.” Our unique approach pairs veterans who have already successfully transitioned out of the military with service-members just leaving active duty in one-on-one mentoring relationships. Without the generosity of the donors, the events would not be possible. Federal Tax ID # 27-1779772

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Three Alabama Job Fairs in April - Veterans!

3 Job Fairs will be at the following locations this month:

Mobile, AL at the Mobile Civic Center Expo on THURS 19 April from 9:00 until

Birmingham, AL at the Crossplex (Harris Arena), 2331 Bessemer Road on TUES 24
April from 1:00 until 4:00.

Montgomery, AL at FT Taylor Hardin Armory on Eastern Bypass on THUR 26 April
from 12:30 until 3:30.

Please ask your Military personnel to bring several copies of their Resumes
with them if they plan on attending any of these Job Fairs.  AL National
Guard members and spouses, Reservist and Spouses as well as Veterans and
Spouses that are seeking employment are encouraged to attend.  The above
attachment list the Career Centers across Alabama that can help write or
update Resumes. Please post this list on the Unit Bulletin Board and make
copies for those who need this information!! Also, we will have the Career
Centers Mobile Van with Career Counselors available at Birmingham and
Montgomery at 9:00 on the day of the Job Fair to assist with Resumes!!

These Job Fairs are sponsored by the US Chamber of Commerce, "Hiring our
Heroes" Program, Yellow Ribbon Reintergration Program, Employer Support of
the Guard and Reserve and "Hero to Hire" (H2H) Program. Again, please
encourage all who need employment to attend these Job Fairs!!
Pre-registration is requested at but individuals can
register on day of the Job Fair!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Job Opportunity - McKinsey & Company

Research Analyst – Consumer Electronics
McKinsey & Company is the premier management consulting firm with more than 90 offices worldwide. It advises top management of the world’s leading companies on issues of strategy, organization and operations. Our mission is twofold: to help our clients make positive lasting and substantial improvements in their performance and to build a great Firm that is able to attract, develop, excite and retain exceptional people.
To be able to deliver maximum value to its clients, McKinsey is constantly building on its internal capital, with dedicated industry and functional practices carrying out distinct knowledge initiatives. The Telecom, Media and High Tech (TMT) practices and their clients are supported in their mission by Global TMT Research, a research team of 70 analysts located in more than 20 offices worldwide.
Global TMT Research is currently looking in Waltham for a Research Analyst covering the Consumer Electronics domain:
¶    Support client teams with targeted information, specialized analyses and synthesized findings
¶    Enhance the practice’s current awareness of developments in the Consumer Electronics domain
¶    Act as thought partner for consultants and be recognized as valuable resource of information and expertise
¶    Perform statistical analyses and financial calculations
¶    Prepare and present written and visual materials based on analysis
¶    Coach junior team colleagues on your area of expertise
¶    An undergraduate degree with demonstrated academic excellence
¶    At least 2-3 years relevant experience in the Consumer Electronics industry (for instance, with a handset vendor, mobile app / OS / search provider, TV vendor, tablet vendor, PC vendor, distributor or retailer of the same), with an understanding of industry dynamics and key players. In addition, knowledge on industry specific knowledge sources and databases is an asset.
¶    Strategic mindset with focus on problem solving
¶    Strong multitasking abilities, service-oriented personality, stress resistant, intellectual curiosity with an investigative mind
¶    Teamwork; A collaborative nature is essential for success in this role
¶    Superior numerical, analytical and financial skills
¶    Excellent communication skills in English; other languages will be highly appreciated
¶    You will be located in Waltham with two TMT Research colleagues and a large team of other industry and functional analysts and experts. The Global Consumer Electronics Service Line consists of 10 analysts in total, covering Europe and Asia as well as the Americas
¶    The Consumer Electronics team is a subset of our global Telecom, Media and High Tech (TMT) team, which includes 70+ people across Europe, the Americas, and Asia.  You will work closely with the other Consumer Electronics team members on a daily basis, and will have regular interactions with consultants across the globe. In addition you will also participate in TMT activities (e.g. quarterly research team calls) and collaborate with researchers in related sectors (e.g. mobile telecom, semiconductors, media) as needed

Here's the posting on Monster:

Any Ranger veterans interested in this job, it's being vacated by a Ranger who is being promoted.  I'll put you in contact with him - email me, reference McKinney in the subject.

RLTW  Karl