One of SAME’s 2013–2014 Focus Areas approved by the Board of Direction at its meeting in San Diego on May 21, 2013, is Transition Assistance to Military Personnel. This focus area is a timely one that acknowledges the downsizing of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps in the coming years and addresses the need to assist service members in having transferable skills for employment in the private sector.
Through the efforts of SAME’s 108 Posts located across the U.S. and abroad, SAME can play a significant role in assisting Veterans with credentialing. Done right, credentialing will help ensure servicemen and women leave the service with credentials and licenses that are accepted by the private sector, thus enhancing their job opportunities.
Under the leadership of SAME President Rear Adm. Gary Engle, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), and with the support of the Warrior Transition Task Force Co-Chairs Lt. Col. Neal Wright, P.E., PMP, F.SAME, USA (Ret.) and Retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Mike Doris, SAME will focus on the following action items for 2013-2014.
Details on SAME’s efforts to provide Transition Assistance to Military Personnel are highlighted in the memo by SAME President Rear Adm. Gary Engle that was sent to all SAME Post Presidents July 1, 2013.