You may be familiar with national MOAA’s team of career transition consultants who offer you expert guidance and networking support to assist you with along your career journey. But did you know MOAA has a network comprised of nearly 400 chapters in local communities across the country?
Many of those affiliates have an active transition liaison/networking coordinator who has forged ties with area employers and community leaders to showcase the value of hiring transitioning uniformed servicemembers, veterans, and their spouses. In turn, these liaisons can serve a vital purpose when you are searching for employment in the chapter’s geographic area.
Some of these liaisons and other career experts came together for a July 13 webinar to share powerful insights on networking, the employment landscape, and how to access valuable resources to assist you with your job search and career advancement in their local community. Among our experts:
- Capt. Frank Michael, USN (Ret), MOAA's program director for council and chapter affairs, discussed the MOAA affiliate network and why you should connect with your local MOAA chapter.
- Lt. Col. Kathryn “Kitty” Meyers, USAF (Ret), president of MOAA's Alamo Chapter (San Antonio), offered details on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zones.
- Col. David Patrick, USAF (Ret), the Alamo Chapter's transition liaison and networking coordinator, discussed his weekly employment and transition updates; his subscribers are the first to know about new job openings across the state of Texas.
- Col. Nanette Brédé Mueller, USAR (Ret), a former National MOAA board member and the president of MOAA's Pikes Peak Chapter (Colorado Springs, Colo.), discussed the Pikes Peak Workforce Center’s Prep Connect 360 seminar program.
- Lt. Col. Arlie Haddix, USAF (Ret), transition liaison for MOAA's Middle Tennessee Chapter (Nashville) discussed how Operation Stand Down Tennessee engages, equips, and empowers veterans and their families through crisis, career, and connection services.
- Col. Paul McAneny, USAF (Ret), program chair for MOAA's Tampa Chapter, discussed his chapter's Thriving After Military Service “All Ranks” transition seminar event.