Tina McCorkindale among select group chosen to engage with senior military officials and U.S. Service members for the Secretary of Defense’s Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC)
Gainesville, Fla., Feb. 7, 2019 – Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., APR, President and CEO, has been selected to participate in the 91st Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC 91) hosted by the Secretary of Defense. The JCOC program is the oldest and most prestigious public outreach and full immersion program in the Department of Defense.
As a JCOC participant, Tina McCorkindale will spend a week in June 2019 with 39 other selected leaders at the Pentagon and military installations, engaging with senior military officials and U.S. Service members. McCorkindale will gain a better understanding of the roles and mission of the U.S. Armed Forces; their skills, capabilities and equipment employed in defense of our nation. The JCOC program directly links to the Department’s Know Your Military (#KYM) initiative, which is designed to help close the growing civilian-military divide by educating the American public about their military.
The objective of the JCOC public liaison program is to:
- Educate and inform participants about the strength and readiness of the U.S. Armed Forces through personal observation of Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard operations.
- Provide a better understanding of the rewards and challenges of military service.
- Provide the American public opportunities to obtain a better understanding of national defense policies and programs through the eyes of those JCOC participants who have spent time with their military.
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