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Cheyenne Regional Medical CenterCheyenne Hospital To Sign Agreement With Army

By Doug Randall, Townsquare Media
September 20, 2015

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and representatives of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command will sign an agreement in a public ceremony on September 22 that will give priority interview consideration to soldiers participating in the Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program.

The signing ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in the hospital's main lobby, 214 E. 23rd St. A reception will follow the ceremony.

PaYS was developed to provide America's youth with the opportunity to simultaneously serve their country and prepare for a future career outside of the Army. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

Soldiers sign up for PaYS as part of the enlistment process, identifying organizations with jobs that align with their skills and interests. The companies guarantee an interview and possible employment to PaYS soldiers once they complete their military service.

"Cheyenne Regional Medical Center currently employs several members of the Reserve and National Guard in addition to many men and women who have retired from active service," said Margo Karsten, chief executive officer at CRMC. "This strategic partnership is an extension of our commitment to support our military service members by providing them with quality employment opportunities."

Photo above right - Northwest Marketing Analyst Sam Armstrong, CEO Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Margo Carson, and MAJ Travis Hall, Denver Medical Recruiting Company, at the September 22 ceremony

Major Trevor Hall will sign the agreement on behalf of the Army Recruiting Command.

"The U.S. Army is pleased to add Cheyenne Regional Medical Center to its team of corporate and government organizations in the Partnership for Youth Success program," Major Hall said. "This partnership offers talented young people the chance to serve their country and to have solid employment opportunities after that service."

As part of the agreement, enlistees interested in gaining specific job skills will receive that training while in the Army. Recruits will sign a statement of intent to work for Cheyenne Regional Medical Center upon completion of their term of service or completion of their military training.

"PaYS partners benefit through access to potential employees who bring the skills, professional work habits and pride and personal integrity that an Army background provides," said Sergeant First Class David Barnett of the Aurora Medical Recruiting Center.

As they near the end of their enlistments, the soldiers will be able to interview with CRMC. Hospital jobs will be added to the Army's PaYS database in the near future.

"This partnership is such a great fit," Karsten said. "Young men and women in our military understand the importance of service and commitment and are highly trained and motivated. These are all characteristics that are valued in an employee, especially in a service field like healthcare."

Through PaYS, the Army has partnered with more than 500 corporations and public sector agencies across the nation, including Union Pacific Railroad, Facebook, Inc., Caterpillar, Lockheed Martin, AT&T, General Motors, Wells Fargo and Amazon.com.

A Message from the Program Manager

Dear PaYS Partners,

Let's give a warm welcome to our newest PaYS Partners and a special thanks to all the Battalions that were involved in making it happen!

Ophir-Spiricon, LLC (Salt Lake Recruiting Bn)

Nextiva (Phoenix Recruiting Bn)

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (6th Medical Recruiting Bn)

Summer is over; however, that has not slowed down the PaYS team. Our new Marketer, Antonio Johnson is up and ready for the task at hand. Antonio will be covering the southwest region and will be reaching out to all his PaYS partners. We are also in the midst of planning a huge partnership signing ceremony at the Pentagon with Coca-Cola Refreshments. If you will be in the area and would like to attend, please give us a call and we will definitely make sure you are a part of this exciting event.

The US Army values our partnership with all our partners. Thank you all for your support in hiring our Veterans.

Angela Byrd
PaYS Program Manager

Ms. Angela Byrd, PaYS Program Manager

Nextiva-PaYS ceremony

Nextiva Joins PaYS Partnership

Nextiva facebook entry, September 17, 2015 - Scottsdale Mayor, Jim Lane, visited Nextiva this morning, along with the US Army and the US Army Reserves.

Mayor Lane celebrated Nextiva becoming a PaYS partner. PaYS, or the Partnership for Youth Success, is an Army-lead initiative, which helps Army recruits create a career path after their service is finished.

Nextiva logoNextiva is very excited to be a part of this important community program!

Darline Goyea
Social Media/Marketing Coordinator

September 17, 2015 marked a significant day between Nextiva and the Army PaYS Program. Nextiva commemorated the day with a signing ceremony—where even the Mayor of Scottsdale, AZ attended.

Nextiva is a cloud communications provider that delivers the most advanced hosted VoIP phone service hosted PBX and online fax services to U.S. businesses. Nextiva serves small businesses to large corporations across multiple vertical markets in the United States.

Approximately 20 were gathered at the Nextiva headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ, including Soldiers from the Phoenix Recruiting Battalion—who successfully assisted with the partnership—Veterans, and employees of the company. "We are proud to have veterans who we employ already as an organization, we want to make sure after serving their country, there will be skills that can be utilized with Nextiva," said Nextiva Co-Founder and CEO, Joshua Lesavoy.

New to the PaYS team, Southwest Marketing Analyst Antonio Johnson attended his first signing ceremony, where he immediately introduced himself and established rapport with the Partner, battalion personnel and others that attended the event. Johnson was also able to provide Partnership Information Exchange (PIX) training with the recruiters and human resources staff of Nextiva. "After getting the opportunity to participate in my first signing ceremony, I am even more excited about generating new partners," said Johnson.

Proceeding the signing, the Nextiva staff provided lunch for all who attended and a tour of the facility.

We here at PaYS would like to say Welcome aboard, and we look forward to doing great things together!

Highlights from the day are shown here.

Meet the Newest PaYS Team Member - Antonio Johnson
Mr. Antonio Johnson

Darline Goyea
Social Media/Marketing Coordinator

Antonio recently retired from the Baltimore Recruiting Battalion, and is the newest member of the Partnership for Youth Success PaYs team. Johnson will be responsible for Southwest region—which covers 10 states and primarily the 5th Recruiting Brigade.

Antonio Johnson is a Marketing Analyst at Prairie Quest Consulting (PQC) with the responsibility of supporting the U.S. Army's PaYS program. Prior to joining PQC, he proudly served in the U.S. Army for 22 years while spending the majority of his career in the U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC). Notable is his 10+ years as a recruiting manager and executive recruiter in various assignments where he developed and led successful teams.

Antonio's greatest strengths are his creativity, drive and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company's reach. His most recent assignment involved taking a failing recruiting center to elite status while mentoring two of its soldiers to earn Soldier of the Year in consecutive years.

In 2007, Antonio earned the Glen E. Morrell Award for Recruiting Excellence; USAREC's highest award. Other honors include Chicago Recruiting Battalion's Soldier of the Year in 2003 and Baltimore Recruiting Battalion's Center Commander of the Year in 2011.

Antonio holds a Bachelor's degree in human resource management from Columbia Southern University and is currently a graduate student at Liberty University. He is also a Toastmaster and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the American Marketing Association. Antonio lives in Virginia with his wife and three children. In his free time, he likes to travel and spend quality time with his family.

The Dream Job through PaYSRichard Torrez

Darline Goyea
Social Media/Marketing Coordinator

How many of us can say—brag—about landing that dream job or the job you have worked to achieve for four years at the collegiate level? Especially, after one week from applying for said job, a phone interview, and one face-to-face interview? Not many of us, right? Well, welcome the United States Army PaYS Program. That is exactly what we do!

Richard Torrez, 28, is employed with our PaYS Partner, Time Warner Cable in Austin, TX as a National Network Operating Center Technician (in layman's terms: he monitors and trouble-shoot network systems for Time Warner Cable's commercial carrier customers). Torrez have been with Time Warner Cable for five months, and says "the process was fast, without the [Program], it would not have been this easy." On his own accord, Torrez had spent over six months applying for jobs before turning to a PaYS representative.

Torrez's combination of his 25U (Signal Support Specialist) Army Military Occupational Specialty and Devry University earned Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, this connection with TWC was ideal. After being medically discharged as an E4 (Specialist) for injuries sustained while in Iraq, Torrez refuse to wait for an opportunity to come to him. Torrez reached out to his PaYS representative who linked him with TWC. Austin, Texas was Torrez's destination, so he quickly began to connect all the dots that led him to PaYS.

What does this mean for Time Warner Cable? They have gained an individual who have been trained by the best to deliver the best. The U.S. Army is a different kind of "educational" system, with "unconventional" classrooms, and unique "professors". It takes an "unconventional" way of thinking to achieve the results our PaYS Partners are receiving when seeking Veterans from the best branch of the military—the United States Army.

PaYS Partners in the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers

Data from

Combined Insurance - Military Friendly Employers
Combined Insurance of America #1
42% of 2014 new hires were veterans
USAA - Military Friendly Employers
14% of employees are veterans
Union Pacific - Military Friendly Employers
Union Pacific Railroad #4
18% of employees are veterans
JB Hunt - Military Friendly Employers
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. #7
17% of employees are veterans
Schneider - Military Friendly Employers
Schneider #8
25% of employees are veterans
ManTech - Military Friendly Employers
ManTech #9
44% of employees are veterans
Booz Allen Hamilton - Military Friendly Employers
Booz Allen Hamilton #11
29% of employees are veterans
AT&T - Military Friendly Employers
AT&T #13
3% of employees are veterans
GE - Military Friendly Employers
GE #14
7% of employees are veterans
Southern Company - Military Friendly Employers
Southern Company #16
10% of employees are veterans
G4S - Military Friendly Employers
G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. #18
25% of employees are veterans
Johnson Controls - Military Friendly Employers
Johnson Controls Inc. #24
5% of employees are veterans
Lockheed Martin - Military Friendly Employers
Lockheed Martin Corporation #25
24% of employees are veterans
CDW - Military Friendly Employers
CDW #26
5% of employees are veterans
Eaton - Military Friendly Employers
Eaton #27
5% of employees are veterans
URS Corporation #29
34% of employees are veterans
Aviall Services - Military Friendly Employers
Aviall Services Inc #32
9% of employees are veterans
Southwest Airlines - Military Friendly Employers
Southwest Airlines #33
13% of employees are veterans
JP Morgan Chase & Co - Military Friendly Employers
JPMorgan Chase & Co. #35
4% of employees are veterans
Fugro - Military Friendly Employers
Fugro (USA) #36
15% of employees are veterans
Cintas - Military Friendly Employers
3% of employees are veterans
BAE Systems - Military Friendly Employers
BAE Systems, Inc. #40
13% of employees are veterans
Goodyear Tire - Military Friendly Employers
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company #45
9% of employees are veterans
Waste Management - Military Friendly Employers
Waste Management #47
7% of employees are veterans
Exelon Corp - Military Friendly Employers
Exelon Corporation #50
10% of employees are veterans
UHaul - Military Friendly Employers
U-Haul International #58
13% of employees are veterans
StateFarm - Military Friendly Employers
State Farm #63
2% of employees are veterans
HP - Military Friendly Employers
Hewlett Packard #66
Comcast - Military Friendly Employers
Comcast Corporation #69
4% of employees are veterans
YRC Freight - Military Friendly Employers
10% of employees are veterans
Advanced Technology Services - Military Friendly Employers
Advanced Technology Services (ATS) #77
25% of employees are veterans
Accenture - Military Friendly Employers
Accenture #82
US Bank - Military Friendly Employers
U.S. Bank #83
3% of employees are veterans
Norfolk Southern - Military Friendly Employers
Norfolk Southern Corporation #84
12% of employees are veterans
Progressive - Military Friendly Employers
Progressive Insurance #85
5% of employees are veterans
Amtrak - Military Friendly Employers
Amtrak #87
20% of employees are veterans
ThyssenKrupp Aerospace - Military Friendly Employers
ThyssenKrupp Aerospace NA/TMX Aerospace #93
13% of employees are veterans
Citi - Military Friendly Employers
Citigroup Inc. #95
2% of employees are veterans
Sears Holdings - Military Friendly Employers
Sears Holdings Corporation #100
10% of employees are veterans

A Big Thank You to these Partners Celebrating their September PaYS Anniversaries:State Farm Mutual Insurance-15 years, Lockheed Martin-14 years, Caterpillar -14 years, Penn United Technology, Inc.-12 years, Tulsa Police Department-12 years, Boston Fire Department-11 years, Liquid Transport Corp.-10 years, Missouri State Highway Patrol-10 years, Hyundai Motor America-9 years, Georgia Department of Corrections-9 years, Sentinel Transportation, LLC-9 years, Bluegrass Cellular, Inc.-8 years, Century 21 Real Estate, LLC-8 years, Jenkins Brick Company-8 years, Milan Express Company, Inc.-8 years, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office-8 years, Connect One Security (previously "Ranger American") -8 years, Texas Department of Public Safety-8 years, Anderson Equipment Company-8 years, Sleepy's LLC-7 years, Eaton Corporation-7 years, Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections - Corrections Services-7 years, Pierce Distribution Services Company-7 years, Navistar, Inc. (formerly "International Truck & Engine Corporation")-6 years, Metro Pavia Health System-6 years, Combined Insurance of America-4 years, City of Coronado-3 years, Thompson Metal Fab, Inc.-3 years, P. I. & I. Motor Express-3 years, Monarch Beverage Company-3 years, American Income Life Ins. (ALTIG)-2 years, Hays County Juvenile Center-2 years, Progressive Casualty Ins. Co.-2 years, Fenner Dunlop Americas-2 years, Nestlé, USA-2 years

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