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U.S. Army Participates in the 2015 National School Boards Association Annual Conference

Apr 20, 2015

As part of the ongoing partnership with the National School Boards Association (NSBA), the U.S. Army sponsored the 2015 NSBA Annual Conference on March 21-22 in Nashville, TN. More than 5,000 school board members from across the country attended the event and interacted with Army education leaders in the exhibit booth and through a series of speaking engagements.

 Captain Orlandon Howard speaks with conference attendees at the 2015 NSBA Annual Conference about the educational opportunities available in the U.S. Army.

The U.S. Army hosted two “study hall” sessions as well as an interactive workshop. These presentations allowed representatives from both U.S. Army Cadet Command and U.S. Army Recruiting Command to inform conference attendees – many of which are parents who serve as school board members – about the Army’s commitment to education and career training.

Study hall and workshop audiences learned about free educational programs offered by the Army for students to help them succeed, such as March2Success and Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP), as well as various U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarships and the selection process/eligibility for students to benefit from them. Presenters also explained how educators can build relationships with local Army recruiters by partnering to help guide students in career development. Check out this short video on various Army educational programs offered.

At the National Black Council of School Board Members Luncheon during the 2015 NSBA Annual Conference, Colonel Terrence Murrill, Commandant of the U.S. Army’s Recruiting and Retention School, delivers remarks about how the U.S. Army and education are inextricably tied.

In addition to the workshop and study hall sessions, the Army sponsored the National Black Council of School Board Members Luncheon. Colonel Terrance Murrill, Commandant of the U.S. Army’s Recruiting and Retention School, addressed more than 450 luncheon attendees and discussed the Army’s shared mission with educators to prepare students for post-secondary success.

Army education leaders at the NSBA Annual Conference provided information to school board members about various educational programs and tools offered by the U.S. Army to help students succeed.

The U.S. Army and NSBA are committed to preparing today’s young people with the education, skills training, career options and leadership opportunities necessary for post-secondary success, both in and out of uniform. The Army thanks NSBA for hosting such an informative, engaging and successful conference. For more information about NSBA, please visit:

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