Four-star General Headlines Hire Heroes USA’s 5th Annual New York City Benefit

Stanley McChrystal to speak at exclusive fundraising event September 27th in Manhattan

Hire Heroes USA, the preeminent nonprofit organization providing employment services to transitioning military members, veterans and military spouses, welcomes U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal to its 5th Annual New York City Benefit, an exclusive evening that, to date, has raised nearly $1.4 million in support of the national nonprofit’s free programs and services.

McChrystal is the former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) Afghanistan, and the former commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), a sub-unified command of the U.S. Special Operations Command. The four-star general’s leadership of JSOC is credited with the 2003 capture of Saddam Hussein. The general, a former Green Beret, is also the best-selling author of two books on leadership: Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World, and My Share of the Task: A Memoir.

“We are honored to have Gen. McChrystal join us for the New York City Benefit,” said Christopher Plamp, chief executive officer of the nonprofit and a decorated Air Force combat pilot. “As this event has grown in impact over the past five years, so has Hire Heroes USA. Each year we have outperformed the year prior in our mission to help the military men and women who have served. It is fitting that our keynote speaker is a man of excellence in service.”

Now in its 11th year, Hire Heroes USA is fast approaching 30,000 lifetime hires and is forecasted to reach that milestone before the end of the year. As the leading veteran service organization specifically targeting the issues of unemployment and underemployment among veterans, Hire Heroes USA continues to evolve, along with the suite of services it provides. These include resume, networking and interview assistance, federal employment guidance, online workshops and training modules, job matching, virtual career fairs and a job board that features thousands of job listings each month.

Hire Heroes USA’s 5th Annual New York City Benefit takes place this Thursday, September 27, 2018, at Apella Event Space at Alexandria Center. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 pm EDT, with dinner served at 7:30 pm and the keynote address beginning at 8 pm. More information and tickets for this exclusive evening are available on our homepage – – and directly at this link.

About Hire Heroes USA: 
Hire Heroes USA provides free employment services to thousands of transitioning military members, veterans and military spouses annually. Headquartered in the Atlanta metro area, with additional branch offices around the country, Hire Heroes USA has earned Charity Navigator’s highest possible 4-star rating for a third consecutive year and it also has a GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency. Funding for the nonprofit’s services is exclusively through private grants and public donations. For more information about our mission, services and how to get involved as a corporate partner, employment partner, donor or volunteer, visit and follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram.

A digital copy of this press release is also available online