Nov. 2, 2011, DENVER, Colo. — On November 11, 2011, Veterans Green Jobs, a national, veteran-focused nonprofit organization, will host its 2nd annual Veterans Day Breakfast. The event was created to honor and applaud the generations of military veterans who have bravely served our nation. This year’s breakfast will feature keynote speaker, James F. Yacone, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for Colorado and Wyoming. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will also be present to make remarks.
Mr. Yacone is a 1987 graduate of West Point and served eight years in the U.S. Army. He is a highly-decorated veteran who was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart during the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993.
Mr. Yacone began his career with the FBI in 1995 in the Philadelphia Division where he investigated violent drug trafficking organizations, organized crime and financial institution fraud. He later served in the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group as an Operator with the Hostage Rescue Team, Supervisory Special Agent and Unit Chief, deploying to multiple critical incidents and major investigations around the world in support of the global war on terrorism. In 2007, Mr. Yacone was appointed as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Richmond Division’s National Security Branch. Concurrently, he was selected by Director Mueller to lead a strategic merger to create the FBI’s Surveillance and Aviation Section. Prior to his current assignment as the FBI SAC, Mr. Yacone served as the Chief of the Tactical Section in the Critical Incident Response Group.
This year’s event will be held at the Denver Police Protective Association and be attended by numerous elected officials, military honorees, veterans and active servicemen and women, local luminaries, and event sponsors.
Breakfast Benefit Details:
Date: Friday, November 11
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Location: Denver Police Protective Association, 2105 Decatur St. in Denver
Media are invited to attend.
Sponsorships, featuring tables of 8, start at $350. Individual tickets cost $35 each. Veterans Green Jobs is actively seeking sponsorships for veterans who would like to attend the breakfast. For information, contact Leigha at 720-236-1300, X5506. (Press 9 at menu to access extensions). Table reservations may be made online by visiting Veterans Green Jobs’ website: http://veteransgreenjobs.org/newsandevents/events/breakfast
Proceeds from the event benefit Veterans Green Jobs’ programs that prepare military veterans for meaningful employment in the green jobs sector.
Veterans Green Jobs offers additional ways to support the annual Veterans Day Breakfast and the nonprofit’s work, including online donations. All contributions are tax deductible. More information may be found at http://veteransgreenjobs.org/ways-to-give.
About Veterans Green Jobs
Veterans Green Jobs (VGJ) is a national 501 (c) (3) nonprofit whose mission is to engage, transition and connect military veterans with meaningful employment opportunities that serve our communities and environment. Under a contract with the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office, Veterans Green Jobs weatherizes income-qualified homes in Denver, Jefferson County and the San Luis Valley. In partnership with conservation corps and land management agencies, the organization helps veterans get skills and training in outdoor conservation and natural resource management in eight western U.S. states. VGJ is currently creating an outreach, recruitment and placement program that will connect veterans with green industry employers and certified training programs. The nonprofit’s Go Green Warehouse is a discount home improvement materials store whose sales proceeds support job and training programs for military veterans. See www.veteransgreenjobs.org for more information.