Skip to main content
It's our 20th anniversary and it's been our honor to serve post-9/11 veterans, service members, and their families. Learn More >
Contact Us Español Search Button, click here to go to the Wounded Warrior search page. This link will take you to another page.
Latest News
Jan 16, 2024

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is investing over $100 million in evidence-based care for veteran mental health and brain injuries. The funding will make it possible for more post-9/11 veterans to...

Jan 11, 2024

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Board of Directors announced today that Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Walter E. Piatt will be WWP's new chief executive officer, effective March 18, 2024. In August 2023, WWP...

Jan 3, 2024

Life took a drastic turn for U.S. Army veteran Mark Lalli during a training exercise in Italy. His team's helicopter spun uncontrollably for several hundred feet before crashing. Of the 11...

Wounded Warrior Project Connects Veterans with Career Options

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert McGregor spent nearly 30 years in the U.S. Navy, experiencing duty stations around the world and holding several roles, including helicopter pilot, air traffic officer, and flight instructor. The retired lieutenant commander recently found himself in front of instructors during a career boot camp at Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).

Wounded Warrior Project and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families helped more than 40 warriors and family members get a jump start on their civilian career search.

"I retired from the Navy in 2014, and I have been struggling to find employment since," Robert said. "Transitioning from the military can be a very challenging time for many vets."

Robert went back to school after retiring but found no career options, even after earning a master's degree in business administration.

"I realized I needed a certification in project management to get my resume noticed. I had already used my GI Bill."

WWP's partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families' (IVMF) Onward to Opportunity opened new doors for Robert and other veterans and spouses during the recent event in Jacksonville. During the first four days of the program from IVMF, more than 40 participants learned about resumes, interviewing, networking, branding, financing, and other topics to steer them toward their next career. Representatives from more than a fifty organizations including Blue Star Families, Microsoft, Pelocity, Primerica, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and Berkshire Hathaway spoke to the group.

"These industry professionals give invaluable career advice we didn't get while in the military," Robert said.

"Wounded Warrior Project is also helping me generate a resume that will increase my chances to get interviews."

WWP career counseling also works closely with warriors, family members, and caregivers to provide networking opportunities and interview coaching.

Following the four-day boot camp, veterans and spouses are enrolled in a free online program through Syracuse. They then take a certification test, also free of charge.

"With the skills and support I have gained, I know it is just a matter of time until I find the best career opportunity."

To learn and see more about how WWP's programs and services connect, serve, and empower wounded warriors, visit http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org, and click on multimedia.

About Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) connects, serves, and empowers wounded warriors. Read more at http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/about-us.

 

 

SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project

For further information: Rob Louis - Public Relations, Email: rlouis@woundedwarriorproject.org, Phone: 904.627.0432

Here are Wounded Warriors Social Links, if you want to share this page content on social media then select the media you would like to share to from the list below