National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Inclusion drives innovation Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 October 2017
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By Maj. Gen. Kent Savre and Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Stanley
Special to GUIDON

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) — a time when we celebrate the many contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme — Inclusion Drives Innovation — reminds us that all teammates offer valued solutions, skills and perspectives that are beneficial to our workforce.

Congress first began educating our nation and removing barriers for disabled workers during World War II. Today, we are committed to delivering on the promise of fostering a more inclusive workforce by raising awareness and providing equal employment opportunities to those that are disabled.

On Wednesday, we ask that you join us and our guest speaker from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as we discuss motivational topics and civil rights legislation. For more information, please contact the Fort Leonard Wood EEO Office at 573.596.0602.

We are proud to recognize our disabled employees and thank them for their contributions in making this the finest post in the Army. Thank you for all you do.

We are proud to serve with you. Victory starts here, victory through skill.

(Editor’s note: Savre is the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general. Stanley is the MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood command sergeant major.)
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