***Friday, April 27, 2012***

Enlists Support of Service Disabled Heroes

Brewster, N.Y. – (4/12/12)  Service Disabled Veterans will address the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee on Friday, April 27th 2012 in support of Senator Greg Ball’s bill, S2423, which would give service disabled veterans preference on state contracts.

“We must strengthen opportunities in state contracting for service-disabled veteran owned small businesses,” said Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), who currently Chairs the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs.“The extraordinary service rendered to our nation by veterans returning with injuries incurred or aggravated in the line of duty during active service with the armed services is worthy of providing a contract preference to all service-disabled veteran businesses. With the number of returning veterans suffering with ailments like traumatic brain injury, this bill would provide a small measure of recognition and support that these heroes so fully deserve.”

Service Disabled Veterans from Summit Security, John Fernandez Associates, Inc., Drexel Hamilton and the Wall street War Fighters Training Program will address Chairman Ball and various Senators to express the need for a service disabled veteran preference on state contracts.

John Fernandez , a service disabled Veteran who runs his own small business, said this bill is a big thank-you to the men and women who served our country.

“I think this is something that is totally necessary because Veterans make a choice to serve this country and that choice should not disadvantage them,” Fernandez said. “ Instead, they should be honored. No Veteran wants a hand out. We’re just asking for the playing field to be leveled.”

For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, contact Krista Gobins (845) 200-9716.

Who:       Senator Greg Ball

     Cauldon Quinn, Chief Financial Officer, Drexel Hamilton

     Jerald Majetich Classmate, Wall street War Fighters Training Program

     Ben Downing Classmate, Wall street War Fighters Training Program

     Byrne Christopher Director, Summit Security, INC.

     Thomas Endres President and COO, Continental Organics, LLC.


What:     New York State Senate Hearing on Service Disabled Veterans Preference on

    State Contracts


When:     Friday, April 27th 2012, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


Where:    Mt. Kisco Library, 100 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549


For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Krista Gobins: (845) 200-9716.


About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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