Career Connections manager awarded Florida Commendation Medal
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (Oct. 21, 2014) – The state’s adjutant general recently presented a Florida Commendation Medal to the outgoing State Program Manager for the Florida Guard Family Career Connection (FGFCC), thanking her for her efforts to find employment for Florida Guardsmen and their families.
Maj. Gen. Emmett Titshaw presented the award to Penelope “Penny” Justice on Oct. 7 at the Florida National Guard headquarters. Since 2011 Justice has managed the FGFCC, which seeks to directly improve the readiness, resiliency and quality of life for hundreds of Florida National Guard members and their families by assisting them with employment opportunities.
Under Justice’s leadership, the FGFCC has increased the quality and quantity of employers committed to hiring Florida National Guard Members and their family members.
Upon receiving the award, Justice credited the success of the program to: “The unwavering support of Guard leadership and the fact that our Guard family is comprised of an exceptionally talented team committed to getting the job done right, every time! They are my heroes!”
Justice recently joined the staff of CCD Career Connection, owned by Darryl Searcy, CEO of Chandler, Campbelle & Daschle, LLC. She said she will lead a team of case managers “committed to the same service and support” she provided to the Florida National Guard, and will “continue having Career Fairs and Specialty Hiring Events for all of our Guard & Reserve Components throughout Florida.”