The U.S. Army Reserve and Con-way Freight launched a public-private partnership that will allow both organizations to recruit, train and employ individuals interested in both serving the nation and pursuing a career in the commercial freight transportation industry.

The agreement provides Army Reserve soldiers opportunities for employment with Con-way Freight once they successfully complete their military occupational training. The Army Reserve and Con-way Freight will work together to recruit, license and offer training reciprocity to qualified soldier candidates who are entering the freight transportation field.

"We are proud to have Con-way Freight, a company that has a strong reputation for supporting the U.S. military, as an employer partner," said Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, Chief, Army Reserve and Commanding General, Army Reserve Command. "Our partnership will provide soldiers with opportunities to apply the unique skills and experience they have gained in the Army Reserve to the civilian workforce."

The Employer Partnership seeks to formalize the relationship between the Army Reserve and the private sector. It establishes a process whereby employers and the Army Reserve may secure and share the talents of trained professionals. Partners such as Con-way Freight will benefit from the employment of men and women with Army values, experience and proven leadership skills.