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Helping Hand: Glendale Chamber Reveals Military Transition Support Program:

Sound of Freedom, May/June 2023. Click here.
Glendale Star, May 8, 2023. Click here.

People on the Move, Women’s History Month, Phoenix Business Journal, March 31, 2023

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Meet Kathy Gallowitz, CanvasRebel, March 22, 2023

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Experiences of women veterans are uniquely complex, Daily Independent, Melissa Rosequist, March 17, 2023

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Veteran-hiring done well strengthens companies and can generate cost savings because Veterans are more mission-focused, productive and absent less than non-Veterans. The problem is that most employers don’t use Veteran-hiring best practices and therefore do not fully leverage Veterans’ skillsets.

To jump-start or enhance your company’s Veteran-hiring initiative, learn Veteran-hiring fundamentals at Vanguard Veteran’s hybrid Veteran Talent Academy “Basic Training” on April 27, 2023.

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Promote female veterans today, Fountain Hills Times, March 8, 2023

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Military Ministry Group on Look out for Volunteers, Fountain Hills Times, March 2, 2023

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My View: Why veterans should be considered your ultimate human resource, Phoenix Business Journal, February 21, 2023

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NOT EVERY G.I. is a “JOE”/HIRE A WOMEN VETERAN, Press Release, February 13, 2023

Press ReleaseA Higher Calling: The Pursuit for Veteran Champions, My Trilogy Life Magazine, February 4, 2023

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KATHY GALLOWITZ IS                                    2022 FORD OVAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT        for Cultivating Civilian Veteran Champions

[Rio Verde, AZ, July 6, 2022]  Gallowitz, a relative newcomer to Arizona, was inducted into the Central Ohio Ford Dealers 2022 Ford Oval of Honor on July 1, 2022.

This prestigious recognition created by civilian Veteran Champions  celebrates local veterans who have demonstrated an “uncommon commitment” to defend the cause of freedom in service to our country.

Gallowitz served 29 years in the U.S.A.F. as a public affairs officer or nurse. In response to 9/11, she designed and led a never-been-done-before statewide outreach program in Ohio to educate and engage civilians in support of troops and their families.

Sunshine, mountains and Arizona’s advanced Veteran-friendly ecosystem drew Gallowitz and her husband Ed, U.S. Army retired with four combat tours, to Arizona nearly three years ago. He was inducted alongside her.

She serves on the Arizona Governor’s Veterans’ Service Advisory Commission, the Southwest Veteran Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is the Veteran-hiring Advisor for the Arizona Society of Human Resource Mangement.

Through her business, Vanguard Veteran, Gallowitz equips civilians to become Veteran Champions as the “Veteran-Hiring Concierge, ” “Military Ministry Builder” and “Fallen Comrades Ceremony Producer.”

Vanguard Veteran talks about what it means to be a Veteran Champion  – AZTV7

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Reflecting on 9/11: Lt.Col. (Ret.) Kathy Gallowitz

Deployed, then unemployed, military veterans fight to find jobs

March 2021, By Ethan Kispert/Cronkite News, Read the full article, here.

Four military Veterans discuss challenges they face when seeking employment post military service.  Representative comments include:

  • Army veteran Rob Reckner said veterans often struggle to shift their mindset from military service to civilian life. Employers and veterans often have trouble figuring out how military expertise can transfer to the workplace, he said.
  • Advocates say military service carries other employment advantages, such as leadership, teamwork and reliability.
  • But veterans of color and female veterans often have a harder time finding a job than white veterans. According to the labor bureau report, the 2019 unemployment rate for veterans of color was nearly double that of white veterans. Kathy Gallowitz said, “When I was going to an interview, particularly a nursing interview, my fear was that people would think that I was too bossy,” she said. “That I was going to sort of command people to do their work.”

Glendale Chamber member appointed to Gov. Ducey’s Veterans’ Service Advisory Comission

January 11, 2021

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On receiving news of her appointment Kathy remarked, “It is an honor to be chosen to serve Arizona’s Servicemembers, Veterans and their families in this capacity. I look forward to helping improve quality of life for those who sacrifice so much to protect and defend our freedom and cultivating civilian Veteran Champions.”

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New book explores ways to support veterans

November 11, 2020

According to LtCol (Ret.) Kathy Lowrey Gallowitz, most Americans love their military, but most people don’t understand military culture, their experiences or how to best support them or their families.

Her new book dovetails with the business she founded, Vanguard Veteran, where she “equips civilians to become Veteran Champions to improve quality of life, workforce and community” for the country’s veterans. She coaches employers to hire and retain veteran talent and faith community leaders to create military ministries.

Lowrey Gallowitz said her book is packed with practical suggestions for neighbors, employers, educators, healthcare providers, lawyers and community influencers looking to improve the lives of veterans.

Beyond Thank You For Your Service

“Everyone can do something,” she said. “It’s not rocket science, it’s people science.”

“It is easy and can be life changing for the veteran and for you to identify, get to know and support veterans in your neighborhood, at work and in your place of worship in meaningful ways,” she said.

Read the Fountain Hills Times article, here.

Griesing Law Blog

Fran asks: “Starting today, I ask you to support just one servicemember, veteran or family member in your neighborhood and make it the beginning of a lifelong commitment to being a Veteran Champion.”

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Francine Friedman Griesing is the founder and Managing Member of Griesing Law, LLC. Fran is a valued, strategic advisor to top executives and general counsel at the region’s and country’s largest corporations and institutions.

Click here to read the November 10, 2020 article.

Veterans Day 2017: More Religious Leaders are Targeting Ministry to Military.

Despite the recognition of their service, especially on Veterans Day, more in-depth care of veterans’ and service members’ needs is often overlooked.

Even in houses of worship.

That’s something retired Air Force Lt. Col. Kathy Lowrey Gallowitz wants to change, and she’s working with local religious leaders to do that. Read the full Columbus Dispatch article, here.

May 2017: Service offers respite for bruised souls.

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Veterans, members currently serving in the armed forces, their families and the community are invited to this unique ceremony honoring living warriors and their resulting “soul injuries” from military and/or combat experiences.


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