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Commissioner Rogers Launches Nutley Military Mentoring Program

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Nutley Commissioner Steven Rogers announced today that the Nutley Military & Veterans Affairs Bureau has created a Military Mentoring Program designed to provide assistance and guidance for Nutley residents, including high school and college students, seeking military careers. In addition to the mentoring program, the Military & Veterans Bureau will expand its assistance to Nutley residents who have family members deployed, says Rogers.

Commissioner Rogers, who is retired U.S. Naval Officer, explained that the bureau already provides assistance to several residents who are connected to the military. The assistance includes peer outreach, professional counseling, and networking of military families, as well as an extensive veteran’s assistance program working in partnership with the VA.

“Our new Military Mentoring Program provides assistance to candidates for the military by working with them as they prepare for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Test and pursue special career fields in all branches of the military. Additionally, we are partnering with the Civil Air Patrol, to provide some military training for these candidates through their cadet program,” says Commissioner Rogers.

The Civil Air Patrol mission statement says, “as a Total Force partner and Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, Civil Air Patrol members selflessly devote their time, energy and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace/STEM education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.”

“Although the Civil Air Patrol is an Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, its training is an asset for all branches of the military. Being part of the CAP is not in any way committing anyone to a military career. It’s their educational and training program that fits our program,” says Rogers.

“What motivated me to launch this Mentoring Program is the number of parents and youth who have come to our office seeking assistance and guidance regarding military careers. I am proud to say that no other community in this state does what our township does for its members of the military and its veterans,” says Commissioner Rogers.

Any Nutley resident interested in the Military Mentoring Program can call Dan Jacoby at 973-284-4976 for further details

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