New hire a retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 14, 2016) — Linda Larson has been hired as a regional veteran connector (RVC) for Where Opportunity Knox, a regional initiative to connect 10,000 transitioning veterans and/or military spouses to jobs and the Greater Louisville Region by the end of 2017.
Larson is a 22-year retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant, most recently serving as a Recruiting Office Supervisor for the Kentucky Air National Guard in Louisville. Previously she was a recruiting and retention non commissioned officer in Costa Mesa, Calif. and a pofessional military education instructor at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in Tennessee.
Larson will work one-on-one with veterans and their families, providing concierge-type services to help them connect to career opportunities, build a professional network in the region and find a community in the Greater Louisville Region that suits their particular needs. RVCs, which are typically veterans, also work with employers to identify talent and workforce needs and gain commitment to veteran hiring. RVCs also help these organizations understand how to translate military jobs skills to the civilian sector.
Larson has a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership, a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of La Verne and a Master of Science in Adult Education from Tusculum College. She has associate degrees in Human Resources, Instruction and Training, and Logistics from the Community College of the Air Force in Montgomery, Ala. Larson served as an aerospace science instructor and conducted leadership training programs for new cadets. She is a member of the Women’s Veterans Memorial and a member of Veterans in Film and Television.
Where Opportunity Knox, which launched in September 2014, is not a job placement service but instead is about developing a pipeline of transitioning veterans who are looking for a post-military place to live and work.