semper fidelis to civil operations

from a retired surety bondsman

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semper fidelis to civil operations

from a retired surety bondsman

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Vision

By fully embracing all members of society, the US will remain a highly competitive nation.

Private Sector Solution to a Public Sector Problem

Mr. Kernan created Oriska Insurance in 1990 to support disadvantaged businesses within the construction...

Overcoming Obstacles through Innovation

Mr. Kernan is known for an innovative spirit, turning stagnant traditions and bureacratic hurdles...

Entrepreneurial spirit needed to lift entire communities

Acutely aware of the hardship disadvantaged businesses face when trying to compete, Mr. Kernan developed solutions...

The Foundations to Succeed.

Mr. Kernan first became involved in apprentice training and the issues of disparate treatment in 1978 when he was recruited to provide assistance in the preparation of affirmative action apprenticeship training to address the Percy v. Brennan Case 73-cv-04279.

Mr. Kernan's experience with the subject of apprentice training began in 1968 when, subject to the lottery draft, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps and reported to the Parris Island Recruit Depot assigned to Platoon 1039 for boot camp basic training, graduating on December 8, 1968, reporting to Camp Lejeune North Carolina for infantry training.

He received advanced infantry training at Camp Lejeune/-Camp Geiger North Carolina and ordinance ammunition training at Quantico Virginia. Based on competitive testing Mr. Kernan was offered an appointment as a Midshipman in the US Navy pursuant to Title 10 ยง2107 of the US Code for commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps trained for field combat engineering. Mr. Kernan accepted and reported to the Navy Department's attachment at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) for engineering training, which would change his MOS from 2311 Ordnance to 3102 Combat Engineer Officer...

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Entreprenuerial Acumen

Mr. Kernan became licensed as a Professional Engineer in 1976 founded Kernan Engineering in Oriskany, New York, specializing in engineering design, concentrating on heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, civil, sewer, water, power distribution, transportation and environmental planning.

The Calling to Public Service

The Calling to Public Service

Mr. Kernan served as Justice for the Village of Oriskany in the early 1980s where he adjudicated misdemeanor criminal matters, traffic infractions and resolved small claim civil disputes...

Confronting Challenges to Disadvantaged Communities

Confronting Challenges to Disadvantaged Communities

Laying the groundwork to assist disadvantaged and small businesses, Mr. Kernan concentrated his law practice on surety bonding, construction litigation, personal injury, real estate, wills...

History of Mr. Kernan's Association with the Percy Program

History of Mr. Kernan's Association with the Percy Program

The Percy Program was developed by Mr. Kernan as a plan to fit the framework required of Percy v. Brennan Case 73-cv-04279 and a decision issued by the Appellate Division Fourth Department of the New York...

Creating Pathways to Success for Disadvantaged

Creating Pathways to Success for Disadvantaged

As part of apprentice training programs for which Mr. Kernan was registered with the New York State Department of Labor, he developed work processes for On-the-Job training...

Commitment

Creating Pathways to Success

Creating Pathways to Success

Driven by the belief that economic opportunities can create pathways to success for disadvantaged...

New York State Recognizes Kernan's Job-Training

New York State Recognizes Kernan's Job-Training

The New York State Department of Labor registered Mr. Kernan's initia-tive for On-the-Job training...

Reorganizing Industry to Rennf!t snriety

Reorganizing Industry to Rennf!t snriety

Mr. Kernan uses a private sector solution to address a public sector problem. He made it his...

Even At Home, Exploring A Better Way

Not many people with a pool look for ways to incorporate it into their home's heating and cooling system, but Mr. Kernan wanted to make his home and office (both are in the same 1890 Victorian building complex) the most efficient, energy-saving complex possible. His idea was to use his 40,000 gallon pool to provide thermal storage, or a heat sink, for the heating and cooling system. A heat sink transfers thermal energy from a higher temperature source to a lower temperature source. Not surprisingly, as an engineer, Mr. Kernan relished the challenge...

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Even At Home, Exploring A Better Way

Press Clippings

January 27, 2015

Solving Chronic Unemployment by Creating Disadvantaged Entrepreneurs

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November 17, 2014

Owner has plans for former Waterbury Felt Mill in Oriskany

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November 17, 2014

Crowds line up for tours of historic factory

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