NAVSEA Works to Hire Wounded Vets

Friday, July 13, 2007
The Naval Sea Systems Command joined more than eighty government offices and private companies at Walter Reed Army Hospital for Hiring Heroes, a one-day job fair held on June 20.

Representatives from Corporate Operations, Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEO), Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems and Team Submarine spent the day talking to potential employees, educating them about the command’s mission and its employment opportunities.

“We brought thirty-seven questionnaires and resumes back from Hiring Heroes and we are now going through each one trying to match them up to open positions” said NAVSEA Human Resources Specialist Freddy Hoch.

The thirty-seven people who filled out NAVSEA’s custom-made questionnaire or submitted resumes have a wide-array of skills that can be readily put to use at NAVSEA Headquarters and throughout the enterprise.

“We had logisticians, highly-skilled mechanics, and security specialists come through and talk to us and I think we were able to get them excited about what we do. Now it’s a matter of putting them in the right jobs before they take other offers,” said Hoch.

The NAVSEA team that staffed the Hiring Heroes booth benefited from the assistance of Sergeant Michael Cho, United States Army. Cho came to the Command’s EEO Office via the Army’s Wounded Warrior Program, an advocacy organization that assists severely wounded and ill Soldiers transition to civilian life.

Cho explained that, “when you’re in the Wounded Warrior Program you are allowed to test drive different jobs in different agencies and find something that fits you.”

“Cho did a great job informing potential hires about what NAVSEA has to offer and also educating them about the Wounded Warrior Program,” said Senior Chief Petty Officer Carl Phillips of the EEO Office. “He was the perfect ambassador for both NAVSEA and the Wounded Warrior Program.”

“I am very happy that we were able to take part in Hiring Heroes” said NAVSEA Executive Director Sharie Bourbeau. “The men and women who came to our booth have served our country with honor and bravery and now it is time for us to try and pay them back by opening NAVSEA’s doors and seeing how we can help them transition into the next chapter of their lives” Bourbeau concluded.

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