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Lt. Col. Mark Fang speaks to Boys to Men Mentoring Program

Mount Vernon — Westchester County Human Rights Commissioner and Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserves Mark Fang was the guest speakers at Cecil H. Parker’s Boys to Men Mentoring Group, Monday. Lieutenant Colonel Fang is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, serving in 2004-2005 with the 10th Mountain Division in Ft. Drum, New York, and has served for over 19 years with the Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps. He is currently assigned to the 321st Sustainment Brigade based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As the Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission in Westchester County, Fang has undertaken various initiatives, “conversation” as he calls them, in the community on race relations.

“We are very pleased to welcome the Commissioner, Lieutenant Colonel Fang, back to Cecil H. Parker Elementary School to talk to these young men about his experience serving our Nation’s Armed Forces,” said Damon K. Jones, President of the New York chapter of the national organization, Blacks in Law Enforcement in America. “These young men want and need to hear about all the different career paths open to them, and quite frankly, we owe it to them to bring people with a range of life experience like the Commissioner to talk to them. Last year the Commissioner told them about his career as a lawyer and head of one the County’s most important agencies, the Human Rights Commission, and the boys absolutely came away inspired and wanting to learn more,” Jones added. “This year, they will have the special opportunity to hear about the Commissioner’s parallel career serving our Nation in the United States Army Reserves.”

Cecil H. Parker Elementary School is located at 461 S. 6th Avenue, Mt. Vernon, New York. The Boys to Men Mentoring Group is a national organization dedicated to mentoring, inspiring and guiding young boys in their life and career choices.

 

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