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Committees | Armed Services Transition

Armed Services Transition Committee


The purpose of this committee is to develop and implement a comprehensive program to assist veterans and soon to be separated active duty military personnel in gaining civilian employment in the retail industry Loss Prevention/Asset Protection field. The LPQualified (LPQ) and LPCertified (LPC) certification programs, upon completion, are designed to provide a fundamental level of industry knowledge to the potential military candidate. This committee works closely with the job candidate and the retailer.

  • For the candidate, the committee works to:
    • solicit and find ideal former military applicants
    • educate, prepare and transition them for the available higher end positions
    • match them with key hiring retailers
    • get them their guaranteed first interview with the participating retailers
  • For the retailer, the committee works to:
    • forward applicant resumes on
    • educate and grow retailers who promise a guaranteed interview
    • do interview follow up with the participating retailers
    • continuously improve the "Hire-A-Vet Program"

If you (as applicant or retailer) are interested in learning more about our "Hire-A-Vet Program", please click here. If you already know enough and want to participate, please fill out our enrollment form.


  • John Clark, Director, Corporate Asset Protection, Sports Authority, (Chair)
  • Stacie Bearden, Director - Asset Protection Field Operations, The Home Depot
  • Joe Box, CFE, Director of Loss Prevention and Safety, Navy Exchange
  • Brand Elverston, Director, Asset Protection Strategic Initiatives, Walmart, Inc.
  • Wayne Getz, LPC, CFI, Sr. Market Asset Protection Manager, Best Buy, Inc.
  • Aaron Henderson, CFI, Director Loss Prevention, Penske Logistics
  • Timothy Kneidel, Senior Regional Loss Prevention Manager, CVS Health
  • Rick Koloski, VP Loss Prevention, Army Air Force Exchange Service
  • Kevin Lynch, LPC Executive Dir, Business Dev., Tyco Integrated Security
  • Scott McBride, VP - Global Loss Prevention, Safety & Security, American Eagle
  • Jeff McPike, CFI, Director of Operations, Labor and Process, Nike North America, Inc.
  • Jim Palmer, Chief Security Officer and Director of LP, U.S. Coast Guard Community Services Command
  • David Phillips, LPC, Operations Manager, The Loss Prevention Foundation
  • Rocco Prate, Regional Loss Prevention Manager, Wendy's Arby's Group
  • Brandi Priest, Consultant, Texas LPF Chapter
  • Shelley Talley, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps Asset Protection
  • Ray Tober, Executive Director, Veteran's Canteen Services