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RDOs on a Mission to Support Military Communities and Families


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During the 2019 NADO Annual Training Conference (October 19 - 22 in Reno, NV), Jason Vincent shares information on how RDOs are utilizing their expertise to support military families and communities.

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RDOs on a Mission to Support Military Communities and Families

  1. 1. NADO Conference 2019
  2. 2. The “City” Of Fort Campbell • Active Duty Military: 26,818 • Family Members: 39,699 • DoD Civilian: 5,316 • Contract Employees: 2,907 • Other Civilian : 2,931 • Military Retirees: 68,146 • Retiree Family: 94,710 • Reserve Component: 83 • Over 25,000 “live” on Fort Campbell  Family Housing (15,148) 5,933 in TN and 9,215 in KY  Barracks (10,233) 4,205 in TN and 6,028 in KY • 66% of assigned Soldiers and their Families reside off-post—mostly in TN  25% of almost 35,000 CMCSS students (over 9500) are Military Dependents  16% of just over 8,000 CCKY students (almost 500) are Military Dependents Fort Campbell Supports Over 237,497 Persons Source ASIP FY18
  3. 3. Military (Soldier) Pay: $1.54B Retiree Pay: $1.67B Civilian Pay: $348M Construction/Contracts: $142M Housing Allowance (BAH): $396M Other Disbursements/NAF: $649M Payroll per 1,000 personnel is $39,728,312 $14.93 Billion Economic Impact FY 2019 Economic Disbursement No. 1 (KY) and No. 2 (TN) Largest Single Employer Military Pay 32+% Retiree Pay 35+%
  4. 4. 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Mission: The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the world’s only Air Assault Division, provides an unmatched capability to conduct forcible entry and other worldwide unified land operations in support of combatant commanders. 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) Mission: To organize, equip, train, resource and employ Army special operations aviation forces worldwide in support of contingency missions and combatant commanders 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Mission: Organize, equip, train, and validate forces to conduct full spectrum special operations in support of USSOCOM, Geographic Combatant Commanders, American ambassadors, and other governmental agencies. Home of Army’s Most Deployed Units
  5. 5. What is the Pennyrile Veterans Directed Home and Community Based Services (VDHCBS) • The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) have formed a partnership to develop Veterans Directed Home and Community Based Services (VDHCBS) programs to enhance home-based supports for veterans. VDHCBS program offers eligible veterans a flexible budget to purchase services that help them to live independently at home in the community rather than in an institution. • Medical Centers (VAMC) purchase and utilize the VDHCBS Program through a Provider Agreement between the VAMC and an Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living (AAAIL) that offers the program. The VDHCBS program includes a functional assessment, home-based services, options counseling, support services, and financial management services. The VDHCBS program does not duplicate any services already provided by the VAMC. • The purpose of the VDHCBS is to provide services to the veterans in their own home which will help maintain his/her health, safety, and welfare needs. With the selection of possible services, the goal is to prolong/ prevent a veteran from being placed in a nursing facility.
  6. 6. Available Services • Personal Care • Homemaking • Yard cleanup • Funds for electronic monitoring system • Gym memberships • Respite care • Funds for nutritional services/items • Transportation to/from medical doctor appointments • Minor modifications to the home for safety purposes
  7. 7. Pennyrile Area Development District Purchase ADDGreen River ADD Lake Cumberland ADD East Tennessee HR Agency Greater Nashville Regional Council South Central Tennessee Dev Dist Southeast Tennessee Dev Dist Northwest Tennessee AAAIL
  8. 8. Workforce Partnership • To assist approximately 1,400 transitioning military from Fort Campbell, KY into a successful economic transition to high demand sector occupations in expanding or emerging jobs by enhanced career services, job preparation/training and work-based learning. • The response will provide appropriate support services and collaboration with existing agencies/community services. The response will be delivered through a joint TN-KY specialty designed career center developed near Fort Campbell. • Department of Labor funding received totaled $7,763,304 to be used over a two year period beginning October 1, 2018.
  9. 9. Department of Defense – Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) • Deactivation of 159th Combat Aviation Brigade and 4th Brigade 101st Airborne Division at Ft. Campbell • 5,302 total cuts • Potential reduction of additional 2,000 civilian and contractor jobs affected • December 2014 – initial contact by OEA regarding loss • Partnership between KY/TN formed to submit a proposal under Community Diversification Grant Program to respond to unit deactivation • “Campbell Strong” – focus on 6 county geographic region surrounding Ft. Campbell • KY – Christian, Todd, Trigg • TN – Montgomery, Robertson, Stewart • Pennyrile Area Development District served as applicant agency • Project coordinator, management/administration, fiscal management, monitoring
  10. 10. Impacts • Fort Campbell supports $63,000 in economic output or sales of goods and services in the local region for each active military person. Therefore the local region lost $334 million in economic output due to these cuts. • Fort Campbell supports roughly 1.8 workers in the local region for each active military person. • Fort Campbell supports $88,000 in household earnings in the local region for each active military person inclusive of their own pay as well as the pay of workers in supported industries. Therefore, the local region lost $466 million in household earnings due to these cuts.
  11. 11. Campbell Strong Regional Economic Growth Plan • Economic Diversification Planning Process • Respond to deactivation of 4th Brigade 101st Airborne Division and 159th Combat Aviation Brigade • Mitigate impacts of proposed future troop reductions on region • 5 part proposal • Regional Profile • Target Industry Analysis • Fort Campbell Workforce Analysis • Strategic Plan • Formation of a regional defense alliance • Increase flow of service members and veterans into the regional workforce
  12. 12. 5000 Soldiers a year transition from Fort Campbell to civilian sector • Extensive leadership experience • Unique skills and experiences • Perform under pressure • Team Players Transition Assistance Our transitioning Soldiers are proven to provide a competitive advantage! We provide numerous career training programs providing globally recognized technical certifications (Siemans level I, Microsoft and others)
  13. 13. Workforce Development Strategy • Goal: re-employ those affected by the reductions and increase the flow of talent from Fort Campbell to the regional workforce • Strategy: Align, coordinate, and expand advanced manufacturing education and training in the region that builds on an existing industry strength and leverages the talent pipeline coming out of Fort Campbell • Hopkinsville Community College • Equipment, faculty training materials/salaries, and outreach/recruitment to expand program • Austin Peay State University • Equipment, faculty training, and credentialing alignment • Tennessee College of Applied Technology • Equipment, faculty training, and salaries • Result: regionally aligned, coordinated, and expanded advanced manufacturing education and training programs that target active duty and transitioning military service members, veterans, and spouses
  14. 14. • Collaborative, focused regional engagement and cooperation • Bi-State Alliance formally organized in January 2018 • Hopkinsville • Clarksville
  15. 15. Why Campbell Strong? Unify! Advocate! Grow! •Unify • Region and Leverage KY/TN State Elected Officials •Advocate • Grow Mission at Fort Campbell • Citizens For Fort Campbell •Grow • Permanent Residence – 450 Transitioning Veterans • Skills Development Program, Grants • Hire a Veteran and Spouse • Partner with Nonprofits in Region •Educate – HR, Military, Community
  16. 16. Goals: Increase Troop Strength by 2,000 New Defense Contracts Grow Permanent Residency Recruitment of Aerospace Ind. SHORAD BN 600 – 800 Soldiers 36 – CH47 Chinooks 150 – 200 Soldiers Future Vertical Lift First to Field Workforce Development $7.67K DOL Grant Expand BCT’s Hire a Veteran & Spouse Career Skills Program Economic Development VKIS – 120 Jobs Skill Development Program 92% Employment Rate • 500 Electrical, HVAC & Plumbers • 44 Microsoft • 80 Welders • 120 CDL Truck Drivers • 30 Ryder Diesel Mechanic • 30 ComStar Telecommunications Tower & Site Technicians • 80 Mechatronics, NSCC • 30 Advanced Manufacturing & Machinists • 20 IT Foundations & Business Management • 67 Corporate Fellowships • 54 Workforce Essentials Internship • 19 School Teacher Licenses • 16 Health Care Professionals IVAS Grow Fort Campbell 26,800 Soldiers 39,600 Families 68,000 Veterans $156K Impact per Soldier 70% Live Off Post $15.6M Per 100 $11.93B Economic Impact Defense & Aerospace
  17. 17. Board of Directors Mayor Carter Hendricks Co-Chair, Hopkinsville, KY Mayor Jim Durrett Co-Chair, Montgomery Co, TN Mayor Joe Pitts Secretary, Clarksville, TN John Mahre Treasurer, Christian Co, KY Judge Executive Hollis Alexander Trigg Co, KY Mayor Robin Brandon Stewart Co, TN Bill Harpel Clarksville, TN Mayor Theresa Jarvis Oak Grove, KY Kelli Pendleton Christian Co, TN Chamber Melinda Shepard Clarksville, TN Chamber Judge Executive Todd Mansfield Todd Co, KY Judge Executive Steve Tribble Christian Co, KY Mayor Billy Vogle Robertson Co, TN
  18. 18. Questions? Jason Vincent, Executive Director Pennyrile Area Development District 270-886-9484 Amy Frogue, Associate Director CED Pennyrile Area Development District 270-886-9484 Rory Malloy, Executive Director Fort Campbell Strong Defense Alliance 931-216-7617