Dear ASG Renaissance:

During this season of celebration, goodwill, and gratitude, we are reminded to pay tribute to our friends and loved ones, who bring so much joy to our lives. I am especially thankful for the friend that our nation’s wounded servicemen and women have in you.

Your gift to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is helping injured warriors rebuild their lives and fulfill their dreams. These brave heroes gave their all to protect our precious freedom — and every one of them greatly values all you make possible through your unwavering support of WWP.

As I’m sure you realize, the holidays can be an especially lonely and difficult time for wounded service members who are in the hospital, recovering from serious and challenging injuries. Most can’t wait until they can once again celebrate special days at home with their family and friends.

Kind gestures and signs of appreciation from supporters like you help them through these tough times — and that is one of the greatest gifts you can give this season.

Thank you again for your compassionate support. I wish you and yours the happiest of holidays.



Steven Nardizzi

Executive Director

Wounded Warrior Project

img 7486ASG Renaissance/Blue Force Services Gives Thanks to local Military Man

Dearborn, Mich., November 27, 2013 – Thanksgiving is a time to express our gratitude to the men and women of the U.S Armed Forces who so valiantly fight to protect our every day freedoms.  As a way to say thank you ASG Renaissance’s Blue Force Services Division sent a local Westland man to West Virginia, to take part in Helmets off to Heroes sponsored by Drive Lab. Drive Lab is a unique high-performance driving experience that combines classroom education with on-road training. imag1524

Army Staff Sergeant, Brandon Saleh received an all-expense paid trip to Summit Point Raceway in West Virginia to take part in Drive Lab.  Saleh and 15 other military servicemen spent several hours in the classroom before venturing on to the windy racetrack, where they took their car for some speedy laps around the track. Saleh drove the stylish Fiat 500 and topped out at 80 MPH. “This was a great event that every Veteran should take part in,” said Saleh. “I learned so much more about cars and their abilities to handle speed, swerving, and braking. But the best part was seeing all the smiling faces, high fives and the excitement all the Veterans were experiencing.” Saleh was raised in Westland and is the eldest of 10 children.  The events of 9/11 drove Saleh to enter the U.S. Military to give back to his country.

During his 11 year army career, he has served two tours in Iraq and most recently one tour in Afghanistan. In between tours, Saleh helped prepare and train other soldiers for deployment overseas. Currently he is a staff sergeant for the Army’s Security Task Force, in charge of situations on the home front. Saleh is also pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Finance from Eastern Michigan University while serving as a Manager for his family-owned used car dealership and automotive repair shop. Saleh was nominated during ASG’s three-month long Helmets off to Heroes contest.

About ASG Renaissance: ASG Renaissance is a multidisciplinary professional services firm providing staffing and recruiting, marketing, public relations, digital marketing, and technical consulting services to a wide range of clients in the automotive, alternative energy, higher education, defense, healthcare, construction, government and non-profit sectors.   ASG’s Blue Force Services Division, provides a wide-range of military, defense and security services to federal agencies and government contractors on the local and national level.  For more information, visit www.asgren.com or www.blueforceservices.com.


Blue Force Services partners with Access International Solutions to help military veterans seek employment

BFSFarmington Hills, Mich. – Blue Force Services, a division of ASG Renaissance has entered into a Mentor Protégé relationship with Access International Solutions, a Texas-based service disabled veteran–owned small business. Allen Shisler, CEO of Access is a former field grade airborne infantry officer assigned to the 82nd Airborn division, serving in the Berlin Brigade, Gulf war and Guantanamo Bay. Together VFS and Access will deliver timely and cost effective human capital solutions to our client companies with an emphasis on placing veterans in these technical and professional jobs.  The Mentor Protégé program will help Access develop new business skills and provide them with additional technology to increase business efficiencies and expand their service offerings to new clients.

“Many of the skills our military men and women develop while serving and protecting our country can be applied in today’s business world,” says Laurie Bradley, President, BlueForce Services.  “It’s just a matter of helping our veterans translate those skills into real-world business settings. In addition to helping veterans secure employment this team will work to source veteran owned businesses and provide them teaming opportunities to further grow their respective businesses. “It is all about community and giving back”says Shisler. We believe that together we can all grow and continue to add value in our respective markets. ”

Under this program, Blue Force Services and Access International Solutions will provide:

  • Staffing services including Managed Services Programs (MSP) 
  • Marketing and digital media services 
  • Workforce planning 
  • Recruitment Process Outsourcing 
  • Subcontractor programs for defense and government contracting

“Having worked together informally for many years, we discovered significant synergies  exist between Blue Force Services and Access International.  This more formal relationship will help accelerate Access’ growth. We now have the opportunity to acquire new skills, expand our geographic reach and give us the tools and technologies to deliver leading edge services to our client companies,” says Allen Shisler, Access CEO. “Clients want to help our veteran communities but the programs and services must deliver value and competitive positioning to be considered. We are confident this relationship will do just that.”

Blue Force Services and Access International Solutions will focus its services in five key industries: 1) automotive, 2) Defense 3) Financial Services 4) Aerospace and 5) Alternative Energy.

About Blue Force Services Blue Force Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of ASG Renaissance (www.asgren.com), an engineering consulting and technical staffing organization, provides a wide range of military defense and security services to federal agencies and government contractors on the local and national level.  Blue Force recruits and places technical personnel in key defense industry positions, provides engineering services, integrated logistics, maintenance support and development of technical publications/documentation. On the security side, Blue Force provides clients with comprehensive security measures, including security evaluation, threat assessments, emergency action plans, surveillance detection, security training and event security designed to keep your most valuable assets protected.

Blue Force Services is a women/minority owned firm, ISO 9001-2008 certified, and a member of NDIA.  For more information, visit www.blueforceservices.com.

Release Date: November 11, 2013

Helmets off to Heroes

Hero2Congratulations to Brandon Saleh who is participating in the Helmets off to Heroes Program! Helmets off to Heroes is a one day high performance driving event held on November 11 at Summit Point Raceway in Summit Point, VA. This event is for Veterans and Military only. Brandon was nominated by ASG Associate, Marilyn Suttle, and chosen to represent ASG at the event. Thank you to Marilyn for making the nomination and to Brandon for serving our Country. (Shown right to left: Alena Bogar, Brandon Saleh, Helen Watson, and Rick Simon)