Veterans in Public Service
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SPEAKERS Carlo AragoncilloDirector, City of Philadelphia Office of Veterans Affairs
The City of Philadelphia is launching a structured collaborative approach to reintegrating service members into their communities prior to separating from military service. Through Philadelphia's Office of Veterans Affairs, the workforce development concept for Veterans in Public Service (VIPS) was created to support federal and state initiatives to creating a smoother landing for Veterans. By coordinating efforts with local non-profit organizations, Fortune 500 companies, governmental departments to include DoD and DOL, the City of Philadelphia is the pioneer in creating a structured blueprint for how to better serve our nation's heroes.
Director, City of Philadelphia Office of Veterans Affairs
For over 10 years, Carlo Aragoncillo has served the Veteran community through his volunteer work before eventually joining the U. S. Army. Born overseas into a military family, Carlo now serves as the Director of Veterans Affairs for the City of Philadelphia. As a central point of contact, his office works to streamline delivery of resources for the diverse population of Veterans within the City. Since becoming Director, Carlo has also focused on advocating for policy and legislation that directly affects Veterans within Philadelphia. Carlo currently serves in the United States Army Reserve as a Public Affairs Officer and serves on a host of advisory boards and committees to improve his community. Carlo’s recent efforts are focused on reintegrating Veterans and their spouses into public service professions supported by his work with the George W. Bush Institute.