Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers (DVIC) has launched its next class of disabled veteran trainees. The veterans will spend the next six months training and learning the many facets of the insurance industry in order to pursue careers in that field. There are currently four veterans from Southwest Florida, two veterans from Kansas, and one veteran from Texas in the training program.
“DVIC offers disabled veterans who have served our country the opportunity for a meaningful career,” stated Gary Bryant, president and CEO of DVIC. “These men and women should have career opportunities when they return home and it is our mission to provide excellent insurance education and training so they can be a success.”
Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers is a not for profit 501(C) 3 organization, established in 2011 with the mission to educate, train and create meaningful employment opportunities within the insurance industry for disabled veterans. DVIC relies on fundraising and personal donations to continue to sponsor disabled veterans who go through the training program.
The organization is located in Fort Myers, Fla. It’s operating board consists of: retired U.S. Army Major General, James L. Dozier; Roger C. Mercado Jr. of Community Cooperative Inc.; Gary V. Trippe CIC, co-founder and chairman of Oswald Trippe and Co.; retired insurance agency executive Gay Trippe; John Pollock CIC, regional insurance president, Florida, Pennsylvania, Tennessee of BB&T Insurance Services, Inc.; retired U.S. Army Colonel Thomas A. Dials, chairman emeritus of the Armed Forces Insurance Corporation; Dr. J.R. Harding of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities; former U.S. Air Force Captain and professional speaker, Wayne Smith; and Todd E. Gates, chairman of Gates Construction. Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Gary L. Bryant is the president and CEO of DVIC.
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