With a focus on mentorship and leadership, the U.S. Army continues to partner with 100 Black Men of America


The U.S. Army continues to support the 100 Black Men of America’s mentorship and leadership efforts through its participation at the 32nd annual 100 Black Men of America National Conference. The conference will take place in Hollywood, Florida, from June 13 – 17, 2018.

 Brig. Gen. Kevin Vereen
Brig. Gen. Kevin Vereen  PHOTO: U.S. Army

This is the 11th year the U.S. Army has partnered with 100 Black Men of America. At the conference, the Army will provide mentorship and leadership guidance to conference participants through sessions that will focus on developing tomorrow’s African-American leaders. Army leadership will participate in key speaking opportunities that include, but are not limited to:

  • June 14, 2018, from 12 to 2 p.m. – “Salute to Youth Luncheon” – Brig. Gen. Kevin Vereen will share how self-discipline and strong mentorship creates both personal and professional success.
  • June 14, 2018, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. – “Navigator of Your Own Blueprint” – Capt. Damon Lucas will participate on a panel focusing on pathways to better transition from college life into the workforce, empowering African-American youth to better achieve their goals and succeed.
  • June 15, 2018, from 10:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. – “Adult Male Workshop” – Brig. Gen. Vereen will join a panel to discuss the challenges young African-American males face in their daily lives and how they can not only overcome them but achieve success.

In addition to its active participation at numerous events, the Army will host an interactive exhibit area where conference attendees can engage with Soldiers to learn more about the opportunities afforded to those who serve. The Army will also present a college scholarship to Cadet Darrol Baker in the amount of $40,000The scholarship will be presented by Col. Farrell Duncombe at the Salute to Youth Luncheon.

“Strong mentorship and partnerships lead to growing opportunity and pathways of success for African-American youth,” said Brig. Gen. Vereen, U.S. Army Recruiting Command. “Sharing the belief that mentorship breeds great leaders, the U.S. Army continues to stand strong with 100 Black Men of America in order to help grow strong leaders within African-American communities.”

Last year, the Army awarded more than $330 million in ROTC scholarships to students at more than 275 colleges and universities across the country.

Additionally, the Army has more than 150 career paths, including in-demand fields such as information technology, engineering and health care, among others. For more information, please visit www.goarmy.com.