BBB Army Line
Arlington, VA, Dec 27 /PRNewswire– BBB ARMY LINE, a program to serve the specialized consumer needs of Army personnel and their families, is moving toward implementation. The Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) announced that it has named Hollister K. Petraeus, the wife and daughter of career Army officers, to serve as senior consultant for the new program.
(Hollister's Almy descendant No. is 1252-9773-344, and she is the daughter of General William A. Knowlton.)
Mrs. Petraeus graduated summa cum laude from Dickinson College. Since 1982, she has been active in the volunteer arena at Army posts in New York, Belgium, Germany, Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky. Most recently, at Fort Campbell, she served as Senior Family Readiness Group Advisor during a period that included a year-long deployment of the entire 101st Airborne Division. She represented Fort Campbell family members in meetings with visiting dignitaries and interviews with news media, and worked with local, state and national legislators on issues affecting Army families. She also acted as a liaison between Army family members, installation staff and local community leaders.
Mrs. Petraeus is a recipient of the FORSCOM Commander's Award for
Public Service, the Boy Scouts of America "Service to Families" Award, the Department of the Army Commander's Award for Public Service and the Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal.
"We're very fortunate to engage the services of Holly Petraeus, who is uniquely qualified to move BBB ARMY LINE from a design stage to an operational program. She's a devoted Army family member whose leadership skills, extensive volunteer experience and dedication to meeting the needs of military families will help assure an effective program," said Ken Hunter, president and CEO of the CBBB.
Holly Petraeus noted that, "It's a sad fact that scam artists and less-than-ethical business people sometimes take advantage of military families. They know that military personnel are gainfully employed, which means steady income. And, it's not uncommon for military families to be under emotional or financial stress when a member is serving abroad, which can make them an easy target.
"Im delighted to join with the BBB system to provide military families with the useful consumer tools to reinforce sound decision-making and help boost their financial security."