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NEWS | Nov. 2, 2021

Colorado National Guard honors new partnership with Colorado business

By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs

FOR RELEASE: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021

CONTACT: Colorado National Guard Public Affairs, 720-250-1053,  

Colorado National Guard honors new partnership with Colorado business

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Laura Clellan and the Colorado Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion will conduct a signing ceremony to recognize Xcel Energy for joining the U.S. Army’s Partnership for Youth Success program at 12 p.m. at Xcel Energy, 1123 West 3rd Ave., Denver, Nov. 5, 2021.

The PaYS program is a strategic partnership between the U.S. Army and private companies and public sector agencies, providing America's youth an opportunity to serve our nation while they prepare for their future through guaranteed Soldier interviews and potential employment.

“We are excited to see the Partnership for Youth Success Program supporting the Colorado Army National Guard's recruiting mission and brand awareness, U.S. Army Lt. Col. William D. Mitchell, commander, COARNG Recruiting and Retention Battalion, said.  “Partnering with the Army through the PaYS program is a “win-win” opportunity for everyone involved.  This gives successful participants access to greater career opportunities with their chosen PaYS partners, and it helps the Army to invest in our country’s sons and daughters by helping them gain leadership, valuable professional and technical skills, and experience.”

More than 975 private companies and public sector agencies are already in the PaYS system.

Colorado PaYS partners include:

•       Accenture

•       Centura Health

•       Hospital Shared Services

•       Memorial Hospital, DBA Memorial Regional Health

•       Omnitrax

•       Parkview Medical Center

•       Regional Transportation District

•       Penrose-St. Francis, Health

•       RK Mechanical, Inc.

•       Segate Technology, LLC

•       Waste Connections of Colorado, Inc.

•       TTEC

Join the PaYS program here:

The PaYS Program began in 2000 as an enlistment incentive for Regular Army enlisted Soldiers. In October 2002, the Program expanded to include Army Reserve Soldiers followed by the Army National Guard.

This unique Program is part of the Army's effort to partner with America's business community and reconnect America with its Army.