Saturday, June 2, 2012

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 6/5/12



During our roundtable introductions, you're welcome to tell us a bit about yourself, especially any network needs such as advice, referrals, job search assistance, or general networking. Chances are good that someone in the group can provide information or a referral to someone in the network who can help.


David Weaver will speak with us on the topic of franchising and how to find the right opportunity. Mr. Weaver is with FranChoice. He provides personal franchise consultation, to help individuals find the franchise business that is right for their unique needs.

David Weaver's bio:

FranChoice web site:

Thanks to Kurt Schlaefer (USAFA '70) for arranging this speaker for us.


6/5/12: (this week): David Weaver - see above.

6/12/12: TBD/Open Forum.

3. AIR FORCE RESERVE JOB OPPORTUNITY - Executive Officer (Peterson AFB):

Biznet member Nate Cole (USAFA '02) writes as follows:

I wanted to pass along the below job/service opportunity for any Air Force officers who might be on active duty and separating soon, or currently in the IRR, or presently serving in the Reserves. There might be some members looking to get back involved in the Reserves or perhaps already in the Reserves and wishing to get an assignment closer to Colorado. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in continuing service in the Reserves and earning time toward retirement.

The 302d Airlift Wing at Peterson AFB is looking to hire four new execs with prior exec experience. The basics qualifications include: MUST HAVE one year experience as an executive officer at any level and MUST HAVE an in-person interview. Other “Desired quals” include “living in Colorado”, 3 years TOS available (or more) and protocol experience wouldn’t be bad. Rank requirements: could be Lt, Capt, Maj or Lt Col (although Lt Cols could not promote to Col in this position). Interviewees will need to submit a resume, at least their last three OPRs, and will need to schedule an interview on a drill weekend. The work schedule is that of a traditional reservist (one weekend a month and two weeks a year), at a minimum.

If anyone is interested, they need only call MSgt Adam Waldie, the regional Officer Accessions manager, at (303) 901-5056 and he will put them in touch with our unit to set up an interview. Everyone's individual circumstances may be different, but MSgt Waldie can work with each person to either get them transferred to our unit or bring them back on active Reserve status.

Capt Nate Cole, USAFR


Thank to Biznet member David Graves (USMA '97) for passing along this information about the Colorado National Guards's combined arms live fire exercise (CALFEX) taking place next weekend on Saturday, June 9, 0900-1300.

This CALFEX is open to the general public, with the live fire portion taking place 1100-1130. Live fire weapons will include F-16s, M109-A6 Paladin howitzers, and the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS).

Map, directions, schedule, and other info are found at this link -

David adds:

Should be a good event. I'd guess that some Biznet members might be interested in seeing what the Army and Air guard are doing these days. The HIMARS launchers are pretty impressive. We'll also have brigade and batallion level TOCs (tactical operations centers) as well as battery and platoon operations centers. Each will be on static display and available to walk through.


Have a great week.

Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)

Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets weekly on Tuesdays at 0700, in the Marriott Hotel at the Denver Tech Center. From I-25, exit Belleview east, then turn north onto Syracuse Street. The Marriott lots are paid parking (approx $2-4), however you can park for FREE across the street at Garcia's Restaurant (we have their permission). Look for us in the seating area inside the Marriott's coffee shop. RSVP is not required. Dress is casual. Attendance is open to graduates of the federal service academies (USAFA, USCGA, USMA, USMMA, USNA). Our schedule, roster and other information are posted on the web site at

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