Louisville, KY (May 12 2011) Army PaYS Program Helps Both Organizations Accomplish Their Recruiting Goals.
The U.S. Army formally joined forces today with Trilogy Health Services, LLC, in a program that will help both organizations accomplish their recruiting goals.
A signing ceremony welcomed the Louisville-based health care provider as the newest member of the Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program. The ceremony was held at Trilogy’s Home Office, located at 1650 Lyndon Farm Court, and featured both company and Army officials.
“We’re going to be seeking to find the very best,” said Trilogy President and CEO, Randy Bufford, noting the company’s projected growth during the next five years. “We’re very excited about being a part of this program.”
The Army’s PaYS program matches new enlistees with companies that hire employees with specific military skills, so that the soldier has a potential employment opportunity once he or she leaves the service with an honorable discharge. Each soldier enlisting into the Army paired with a PaYS partner is guaranteed a job interview once they honorably leave the Army’s ranks.
Other local PaYs partners include Valiant Management, Bluegrass Cellular and Holdings and the Louisville Police Department. National partners include Caterpillar, Inc., Cintas and BAE Systems. The Army has nearly 400 PaYS partners nationwide.
Bufford cited his own experiences growing up in the home of a career military family. He said his father served 28 years in uniform and was able to parlay his military training into a second civilian career.
“There is so much good training offered by today’s military,” he said.
Both Bufford and local Army representatives said that the two organizations both share many of the same values systems. Because of the common traits, the pairing is a natural match.
"These shared values make the partnership between the Army and Trilogy Health Services a win-win for all,” said Lt. Col. Adolphus Weems III, who commands the Nashville U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion. “The Army wins because we gain a respected civilian sector partner that will offer an opportunity for our soldiers after they finish their service.”
For his part, Bufford said a spirit of service is instilled in many members of the armed forces. It’s an attitude that often transcends into their civilian careers as well.
“Isn’t that what we’re all about?” Bufford said. “We are in the business of serving others.”
The partnership includes soldiers recruited into both the Regular Army and Army Reserve. One of the speakers at the ceremony was Trilogy’s Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Dr. Joyce Freville, who is also a command sergeant major at a Louisville area Army Reserve unit.
“I’m very excited about this partnership,” Freville said. “The Army’s values are directly in line with Trilogy’s values.”
PaYS also involves Army ROTC. Lt. Col. Tarpon S. Wiseman, professor of Military Science at the nearby University of Louisville, was also on hand for the signing. He told Army leaders and Trilogy staff that they would be pleased with ROTC graduates who would now have a chance to enter their organization.
“You are going to be getting some great leaders,” Wiseman said. “These are young men and women who can lead soldiers into combat.”
Trilogy Health Services communities offer a full range of personalized senior living services, from independent and assisted living, to skilled nursing and rehabilitative services. Trilogy’s senior living services are delivered by staff specially trained to honor and enhance the lives of our residents through compassion and commitment to exceeding customer expectations. Trilogy currently operates 65 facilities in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois. To learn more about Trilogy Health Services visit our web site at www.trilogyhs.com.
More information concerning the Army PaYS program can be found online at www.armypays.com.