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Veterans Institute Facilitator Spotlight: Dee Byrnes

October 24, 2013 by Bruce Jones, Senior Programming Director, Disney Institute

Veterans Institute Facilitator Spotlight: Dee Byrnes

Veterans Institute, an initiative from Disney Institute and Heroes Work Here to host a one-day workshop on veteran hiring practices begins in just three weeks and Disney Institute is thrilled to have two U.S. military veterans facilitating sessions throughout the day.

Today we recognize one of those facilitators, Dee Byrnes, a United States Army veteran, and a Disney Institute facilitator.

Prior to starting her career with Disney, Dee attended Western Michigan University and received an honorable discharge from the United States Army after successfully completing a three-year tour. During her time in the military, directly after completing basic training, Dee was assigned to the WACS (Women’s Army Corps) Museum on the base of Fort Jackson in South Carolina. During this assignment, Dee was a part of a team that designed and delivered the first ever WACS Museum.

At the successful completion of the WACS Museum project, Dee received orders for Mannheim, Germany and was charged, as part of a five-member team, to design, develop, and deliver the first Europe-wide computer system for the United States Army. In addition, she worked as a member of an eight-person unit in a top-secret location to track over 5,000 soldiers’ personnel record changes. Following her honorable discharge in March of 1976, Dee continued her involvement with veteran programs teaching remedial reading and writing to Vietnam refugees until the beginning of her Disney career.

Disney Institute and Veterans Institute is happy to have Dee Byrnes deliver customized sessions on veteran hiring best practices on November 14. Read more about the Disney Veterans Institute.

Stay tuned for next week’s Facilitator Spotlight, where we highlight another veteran who will be facilitating workshops at this highly anticipated event.

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