Please join the Unified Military Affairs Council (UMAC) at the 6th Annual “To Honor and Serve” Veterans Day Breakfast on Friday, November 7 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Glen Sanders Mansion, One Glen Avenue, Scotia.

Local “celebrities” will serve breakfast to our honored guests, active military and veterans from around the Capital Region.

We will welcome keynote speaker Captain Jamie Pierce, a third-generation graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (1985), and a designated Naval Aviator with more than 2900 flight hours in the SH-60B Seahawk.

Assignments ashore include serving as Chief of Staff to ComNavBase Charleston, and command of Reserve Units supporting OPNAV N4 in the Pentagon, US European Command in Stuttgart Germany, and the Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence in Norfolk VA. He also served as the Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer (NEPLO) to New York State. In March 2013, he was mobilized to Afghanistan for one year, serving as ISAF’s Senior Aviation Advisor to the Afghan Ministry of Defense. Upon return in March 2014, he took on the duties as the Deputy Reserve Component Commander for Navy Region Midwest.

Captain Pierce holds a Bachelor of Science degree (with distinction) in Naval Science and earned a master’s in National Security Affairs (Strategic Planning) from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1990.

In his civilian capacity, he is the GM for Customer Projects for North & South America with GE Power and Water. He is married to the former BJ Heiner of Schenectady and has three fantastic sons: Taylor (LTjg, USN, aboard the mighty warship ANCHORAGE), Garrett (a school teacher in Germany), and Cameron (a lacrosse player at LeMoyne University).

Cost is $20 per guest and $5 for active military and veterans. Register via the Schenectady Chamber of Commerce website.