When: Jan. 12th
What: Vets4Vets Quarterly Gathering of Veterans, a free event for Veterans
Where: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Reminder this event is 100% FREE
Please reach out to me if I can answer any questions for you.
-Bruce Thompson, Executive Director of Vets4Vets Jax
Marine Corps veteran and veteran advocate. Supervised and oversaw personnel ranging from 1 to over 300, managed multiple programs that required a Department of Defense security clearance, project manager for projects ranging from 1 day small projects to large-scale projects that realigned an organizations structure and many in between. DoD Secret security clearance valid until Feb 2021.
As an employment workshop facilitator, I teach students on how to translate their military talent, experiences, and skills into civilian terms, conduct job searches, resume development and writing, networking, interviews, salary negotiation, and more. Each workshop is 3 days (24 hours) in length with 30-50 students.
Conduct interviews (phone and Skype) to find facilitators to deliver the employment workshops in line with all of the government’s requirements. Review resumes and cover letters to see the applicant’s experiences and writing skills. Give my recommendations straight to the Regional Program Manager and Program Director.
Attend area networking events, association, and city meetings to assist transitioning service members, veterans, and their spouses find resources, employment, and educational opportunities.
Veterati mentor for veterans where I assist mentee’s in developing skills, find training opportunities and find employment. I reassure them that they are on the right track or help get them back on the right course. I am an honest mentor that is known for being blunt when required. Not the everything is the perfect candidate.
Participate in local community service programs and serve as the Training & Development Manager for The Mission Continues 1st Platoon. Work with Non-Profit organizations to blend resources to make the biggest impact we can on the local community. Teamwork, compassion, and a devotion to giving back to our local communities are the trademarks of these organizations and I am proud to continue to serve in this new manner.