Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 5, 2013 – Flagship Logistics Group has announced speakers for the grand opening launch of the company’s new state-of-the-art customer care center in Indianapolis on Jan. 15. Speakers are: Army veteran Jason Braase, Army National Guard veteran David Daugherty and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Daniel Gilyeat; Paul Chapa, founder of Food Industry Serving Heroes (FISH); Russell Eaglin, deputy director, Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs, along with Bob Moran, Flagship Logistics Group CEO, and Rob Holland, CREO Capital Partners managing partner.
Indiana is home to more than 500,000 U.S. veterans. “Our veterans are our strategic assets and first line of defense - regardless of physical state,” said Moran. “They have the discipline and mindset required to sustain, support and protect our supply chain networks. We must convince more of our peers to hire veterans, and to provide them the working environments in which they can succeed. In the last 10 years, there have been monumental shifts in how technologies are being used and deployed, and these shifts demand now more than ever that we increase our emphasis on security in an increasingly complex and flexible network of supply chains, in execution, planning and management. Employing veterans is a critical first step,” said Moran. “The second critical step is deploying state of the art technology that seamlessly unifies freight planning, optimization, carrier tendering, execution, and monitoring, as well as payment, audit and brokerage on a single platform. Deploying 3GTMS’ technology is going to allow us to respond far more rapidly and with much greater visibility. The combination of having high value features without complexity, automated technology and veterans as our eyes and ears doing the work is one we know will work extremely well,” noted Moran.
Moran agrees with a statement made by Ret. U.S. Army Brigadier General Rebecca Halstead: "I think that our veterans are our nation's treasures, not liabilities, and when you think about what they have sacrificed, and performed for our nation, we all ought to be hiring not just one but a team of veterans working in our businesses. The military is a leading business when it comes to new technology, so any veteran that you hire is going to have a pretty good degree of technical and technological savvy. "
About The Speakers
While in the army, Wheatley earned several military awards and decorations including: the Army Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf cluster), the Army Achievement Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and Parachutist Badge.
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Alumnus Jason Braase nearly lost his right leg in 2005 from a roadside bomb explosion in Iraq. The road to recovery for the Army Specialist (Ret.) is one that he is sharing with other fellow veterans as a peer mentor for fellow WWP Alumni, to help them overcome obstacles similar to what he faced during his own recovery.
Since losing his leg, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Daniel Gilyeat has spoken all over the country to wounded veterans to promote better healing and understanding of how to control pain without drugs and how to cope with the changes in their lifestyles that transition to civilian life brings. SSgt Gilyeat belongs to the Marine Corps. League, VFW Post 5851, he works with the Helping a Hero Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Foundation; he counsels wounded warriors and their families and by example he shows them how with the use of his prosthetic leg he has succeeded in doing martial arts, water skiing, snow skiing, tia chi, climbing stairs, lifting engines, and riding a Harley. For his service in combat, SSgt Gilyeat was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat “V”, the Purple Heart Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, and other campaign service medals. SSGT Gilyeat was medically retired from the U.S. Marine Corps on Sept. 29, 2006.
WWP Alumnus David Daugherty joined the Army National Guard in 1990. From 2004 to 2006, he deployed twice as an Air Force Pararescueman in Combat Search and Rescue, and a third time as a medic with U.S. Army Special Forces. David’s military awards include the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, Air Medal and Arial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster. When he returned home, he battled anger, rage, hyper-vigilance, withdrawal, and depression. After finally being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, he started making great strides in his recovery.# # #
About Flagship Logistics Group
Flagship Logistics Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Flagship Food Group, specializes in frozen and refrigerated LTL (less than load) transportation. Flagship Logistics Group has emerged as a leader in cold chain network logistics. Providing third-party contract warehousing, manufacturing support and general out-sourced logistics services for customers anywhere in the United States, Flagship Logistics Group uses the industry’s first newly designed TMS (transportation management software) in over a decade from 3GTMS to support contact center operations, along with five strategically located temperature controlled distribution warehouses, multiple regional cross-dock/cold storage facilities and a reliable network of temperaturecontrolled carrier partners. Additional information can be found at the corporate web site: www.FlagshipFoodGroup.com.
About Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project is recognizing its ten-year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its commitment to serving Wounded Warriors for their lifetime. The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.