Mission Transition: Creating Employment Opportunities for Post-9/11 Veterans


June 24, 2015


VET Roadmap


A resource for veterans so that they are better equipped to navigate that landscape and succeed in the civilian workforce.



On June 24th, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program and the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative will host Mission Transition, a national summit focused on creating employment opportunities for post-9/11 veterans and military families. President George W. Bush, former First Lady Laura Bush, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld Jr. will offer remarks to a gathering of private sector leaders, senior military, government representatives, and military service organizations from around the country.


The half-day event, sponsored by Capital One, will celebrate what has been accomplished in the veteran employment space, identify what has been collectively learned, and set the stage for what must be accomplished moving forward. Speakers will also focus on transition readiness, grassroots engagement, retention and collaboration between the private and public sectors.


The event also served as the launch of the Veteran Employment Transition (VET) Roadmap, a military transition guide co-authored by the George W. Bush Institute and Hiring Our Heroes.