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Thursday, 12 June, 2014

SOC Sponsors 2014 Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open


SOC Sponsors 2014 Seventh Annual Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open

Providing Career and Employment Assistance for Disabled Veterans

CHANTILLY, VA, June 11, 2014 –  SOC LLC, a leading provider of mission support services around the world, sponsored the seventh annual Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open yesterday at the Trump National Golf Club in Washington, D.C. This year’s event, in support of the Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Operation PAVE (Paving Access for Veterans Employment), raised more than $400,000. The proceeds will help establish new PAVE vocational rehabilitation centers and build employment support services that are provided free to all veterans throughout the United States.

“As part of our long-term commitment to our U.S. Military Veterans and their families, we are proud to assist Paralyzed Veterans of America as they work to fight unemployment for veterans with disabilities,” said Derek Johnson, Senior Vice President, SOC LLC. “The great mission of PAVE will continue to help service members for years to come as they transition back to their communities here at home. Yesterday’s tremendous support for PAVE from business leaders, government agencies, veterans and the armed services will no doubt continue to grow as leaders recognize the life-changing impact of these programs,” Johnson added.


SOC LLC is a trusted provider of integrated security and critical infrastructure solutions carrying out and enabling national security missions globally in support of the U.S. Government, international organizations, and corporations.  Originally founded as a security contractor supporting the U.S. Departments of Energy, Defense, and State, SOC has since broadened its portfolio to include a wide area of critical mission support, base operations, and professional staffing services.  SOC is a company of more than 5,000 highly trained and experienced personnel running some of the most sensitive and complex assignments around the world.

About PAVE

Operation PAVE assists veterans seeking employment by providing free one-on-one job counseling and placement assistance and support to all veterans, their families and their caregivers. PAVE counselors specialize in assisting disabled veterans seeking to re-enter the workforce. They also work with local employers committed to hiring veterans to identify qualified employment candidates.

Since its inception in 2008, the annual Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open has raised $2.2 million for Operation PAVE and helped open new vocational rehabilitation centers in San Antonio, TX; Augusta, GA; Tampa, FL; and Chicago, IL.

Since 2007, 2,500 veterans have received services through the PAVE program, and 700-plus companies and organizations in the PAVE Employer Network have committed to hiring a PAVE client. Operation PAVE currently has regional offices located throughout the country to serve all veterans. To learn more, visit

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