(1888PressRelease) Ray Jefferson applauds the outstanding contributions made by Super Reunion II’s 2012 Pathfinder and Trailblazer Award Honorees.

Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV – Ray Jefferson, a Presidential Appointee in the Obama administration who served as the Assistant Secretary for the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) at the U.S. Department of Labor and is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, recently had the honor of attending Super Reunion II, an event hosted by the USAF Academy Way of Life Alumni Group (WOL). Super Reunion II aims to promote connection and professional development while celebrating the legacies of graduates from minority backgrounds.

The event, sponsored by Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, was held August 8-11 at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort, Walt Disney World, Orlando Florida. It is the largest gathering of diverse graduates of each of the five service academies and honors African-American, Hispanic, Asian-American, Pacific-Islander and Native American graduates from these academies and all graduation years. The conference challenged the group to explore collaborative community service centered on building character, leadership and academic excellence, and also offered professional development seminars and a career fair. It also provided a full day of teen oriented seminars and a Youth Inspiration Luncheon. On the last day of Super Reunion II, a Tribute Luncheon was held to honor the 2012 Trailblazer Honorees and 2012 Pathfinder Honorees – service academy graduates whose inspiring lives exemplify the Academies’ ideal of “Service Beyond Self.”

Raymond Jefferson applauds the tremendous work of the planning committee and the contributions that minority graduates from the five service academies make to our nation every day.

About Ray Jefferson
Ray Jefferson served as the Assistant Secretary for the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) at the U.S. Department of Labor from August 2009 to August 2011. Prior to being appointed to this role by President Barack Obama, he served as a Leadership Consultant with McKinsey & Company in Singapore. Raymond Jefferson graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a major in leadership, served as an Army Officer with the infantry, Rangers and Special Forces, with leadership positions in the U.S. Presidential Honor Guard, 3rd Ranger Battalion and 1st Special Forces Group.

Ray Jefferson attended Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, earning an MPA in Strategic Management with Distinction as a Littauer Fellow and also earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and was recognized with the Dean’s Award for exceptional leadership and service. Ray Jefferson was selected as a White House Fellow and worked as a Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and also served as a Fulbright Fellow in Singapore.

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