BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER ST. LOUIS PRESIDENT
DR. FLINT FOWLER TO PARTICIPATE IN PRESTIGIOUS
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAM HOSTED BY THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
Dr. Flint Fowler among select group chosen to engage with senior military officials and U.S. Service members for the Secretary of Defense’s Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC)
Missouri – May 23, 2019 – Dr. Flint Fowler, President, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis has been selected to participant in the 91st Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC 91) hosted by the Secretary of Defense. The JCOC program is the oldest and most prestigious public outreach and full immersion program in the Department of Defense.
As a JCOC participant, Dr. Fowler will spend several days at the Pentagon and military installations, engaging with senior military officials and U.S. Service members. He will gain a better understanding of the roles and mission of the U.S. Armed Forces; their skills, capabilities and equipment employed in defense of our nation. The JCOC program directly links to the Department’s Know Your Military (#KYM) initiative, which is designed to help close the growing civilian-military divide by educating the American public about their military.
The objective of the JCOC public liaison program is to:
• Educate and inform participants about the strength and readiness of the U.S. Armed Forces through personal observation of Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard operations.
• Provide a better understanding of the rewards and challenges of military service.
• Provide the American public opportunities to obtain a better understanding of national defense policies and programs through the eyes of those JCOC participants who have spent time with their military.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. For over 50 years, BGCSTL has been providing after-school, teen, sports and summer programs to youth in the St. Louis area while also providing a safe place for them to learn and grow. The Clubs now serve St. Louis youth at ten locations (Adams Park Club, Ferguson Middle School Club, Grannemann Elementary School Club, Herbert Hoover Club, Lee Hamilton Elementary School Club, O’Fallon Park Club, Riverview Gardens Club and Hazelwood Southeast Middle School Club), within two High Schools (Normandy and Roosevelt High School) and four additional elementary schools through our Mentor St. Louis Program.