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Akal Foundation Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Sept 30, 2016

(August 1, 2016) Espanola, NM –

We are pleased to invite you to our Annual Charity Golf Tournament to be held again at beautiful Sandia Resort in Albuquerque, on September 30, 2016.  It’s a wonderful time of year in New Mexico with clear skies, cool crisp mornings and warm afternoons.  We hope you can be there to share the day with us.

The tournament will benefit the Akal Foundation, the motto of the foundation is “Serving Humanity,”
providing Education, Health and Job Resources to our community.  Some of the work already in progress is our Food for Kids Program, Job Internships, and of course continued work with GRDC.  We are currently looking at ways to increase opportunities in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for girls.    As last year, the famous Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta starts the day after the tournament on October 1st, so why not stay an extra day or two for an amazing experience.  It is the most photographed event in the world, with the sky filled with spectacular colors and shapes floating everywhere.

We look forward to seeing you this fall.  Plan on being here September 30, rooms are held at a great rate,dinner, breakfast and lunch are provided, and the golf will be great.  Please give us the pleasure of your company, and be generous in supporting the work of The Akal Foundation.  See you at Sandia.

Akal Charity Golf 2016 Registration and Information

Akal Security Sponsors Narrative Strategies Conference

(April 28, 2016) ARLINGTON, VA – Akal Security is sponsoring the Narrative Strategies conference “Power Shifters: Changing the Narrative on Violent Extremism” on May 6 at the Arlington Campus of George Mason University.

This collaboration between Akal and Narrative Strategies, LLC involves bringing together some of the nations most respected security and defense talent to address extremism. Akal CEO, Supreet Manchanda will be Master of Ceremonies for the afternoon sessions and Akal President, Joseph Trindal will be presenting a paper entitled “A Practical Business Case of Tackling Violent Extremism in the Workplace.”.

Narrative Strategies, LLC is a think-tank consultancy focused on the non-kinetic aspects of counter-terrorism, security and national defense.

The Akal Group specializes in providing screening and security solutions for airports, critical federal government facilities, state and local government agencies, military installations and commercial clients.

Akal Security Honored by Department of Defense for Extraordinary Support

(April 14, 2016) ANNAPOLIS, MD – Akal Security – BWI was honored with an Above and Beyond Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.

Left to right: Russell Wesley, AKAL Security Project Manager; Jean Hulet, Maryland ESGR State Chair; and Sam Peebles, Maryland ESGR Vice Chair. (click photo to enlarge)

 

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The Maryland based Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced today Akal Security – BWI was honored with an Above and Beyond Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. “The ESGR Above and Beyond Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize American employers providing extraordinary patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve, said Jean Hulet, Maryland ESGR state chair. “Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.”
AKAL Security joins thousands of American employers who have reviewed and amended their current human resources policies to ensure compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Many employers provide support far beyond what USERRA requires to include pay differential to offset the loss of wages, and extension of health care benefits which complement coverage provided by the military when their employees are mobilized.

Since its establishment in 1980, AKAL Security has grown from a small local firm to one of the largest contract security companies in the United States. AKAL Security specializes in providing security for critical federal government facilities, state and local government agencies and military installations.

ESGR seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. ESGR facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve service by developing and advocating mutually beneficial initiatives, recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness of applicable laws and policies, resolving potential conflicts between employers and their service members, and acting as the employers’ principal advocate within DoD. Paramount to ESGR’s mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.

For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call 1-800-336-4590 or visit www.ESGR.mil.

Akal Group Welcomes CEO Supreet Singh Manchanda

(March 4, 2016) ESPANOLA, NM – The Akal Group has appointed board member Supreet Singh Manchanda as Chief Executive Officer, continuing the excellent work started by outgoing CEO Matt Branigan.

Supreet is an executive with a rare blend of finance, technology and operations experience. He has worked globally in product & sales strategy, corporate development, operational and technology roles in companies including IBM, CA, Inc. and KPMG.

 

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Most recently, Supreet has been a partner of a Private Equity fund and on the boards of a number of Silicon Valleystartups; helping with funding and go-to-market strategies He frequently speaks in technology and business forums globally.

After joining the Akal Board, Supreet worked alongside the executive team to drive the business forward. Supreet told the team and the board, “It is key that Akal be poised to deal with challenges that face us globally and to respond proactively to an ever changing security landscape”

The Akal Group specializes in providing screening and security solutions for airports, critical federal government facilities, state and local government agencies, military installations and commercial clients. Fully U.S.-owned and operated, The Akal Group is a global leader in the security industry and a trusted partner to our clients, employees, communities and nation.

Learn more about The Akal Group at our website: THEAKALGROUP.COM Media inquiries or questions: Janet Gunn at janetgunn@agc-services.com or505.692.6650