Thursday, 24 March 2022 15:37

MOVMA, Army seek to build community through roundtable

The Mayor’s Office of Veterans and Military Affairs teamed up with the U.S. Army Houston Recruiting Battalion to host a community roundtable discussing targeting the city Latino population.

LaShondra Jones, MOVMA’s public Information officer and liaison, said today’s armed forces are trying to be inclusive and recognize what each race offers to the community and the armed forces. 

“The roundtable is sponsored by the Army Recruiting Battalion in Houston. They want the Latino community to know the Army is an inclusive community and that anyone is welcomed to join and will be treated fairly and equally,” she said.

The roundtable, conducted on March 4, was intended to highlight the many opportunities Latinos can have in the Army.

“We’re bringing together this group because we have a key demographic and I think we’d be remiss if we were not addressing this community,” said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Sam Kim, Houston recruiting battalion commander.

Kim also emphasized that the Army offers a variety of ways to gain experience.

“It’s an organization that provides a lot of education opportunities and tools that you’ll need to succeed in the private sector such as solving complex problems and working as a team,” he said. “I think those are very important and it makes an individual a lot more competitive in the private sector. Philosophically, we’re working to ensure that we’re creating better servants to society and citizens as well.”

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