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Wounded Warrior Partnership. 30 June 2010. Agenda. Introduction Why Partnership Wounded Warrior Qualifications Hiring Process Internship/Mentorship Work In Shop Transition to Government Medical Issues Success Stories Operation Promise Questions. Introduction .

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  • Introduction

  • Why Partnership

  • Wounded Warrior Qualifications

  • Hiring Process

  • Internship/Mentorship

  • Work In Shop

  • Transition to Government

  • Medical Issues

  • Success Stories

  • Operation Promise

  • Questions


  • Chance to give back to service members

  • Allow Wounded Warriors opportunities to develop valuable skill sets

  • Help to build their résumé

  • Assist in their transition into civilian life

Why partnership
Why Partnership

  • Win-win situation

  • Fill your employment requirements.

    • New young personnel looking for a new career

  • Easy to hire

  • Opportunity for transition to government service


  • Limited Training beyond rifleman

  • Someone who will put in solid 8 hours

  • Eagerness to learn

  • Proven dedication

  • Most are high school graduates

  • 2-4 years in the service

  • Some prior experience

    • Jason (auto mechanic)

    • Brett (high school science project on robots)

Hiring process
Hiring Process

  • Coordinate directly WW battalions and transition coordinators at military hospital

  • Interview and résumé from personnel

  • Develop plan for transition

  • Coordinate with customer to find best possible fit

  • Many have very short notice for discharge

  • Contractor can hire on very short notice

Internship mentorship
Internship / Mentorship

  • Opportunities for active duty personnel to learn new skills while in recovery

  • Give them something to do beyond PT.

  • Offer guidance along the way

  • Set up a three tiered program.

    • Phase I – Non-paid intern positions open to all WW’s

    • Phase II – Transition to the work place / college

    • Phase III – Continuing support

Work in shops
Work in Shops

  • Opportunities to move personnel between shops to find the best fit for each person

  • May take several changes

    • Alex (Dive locker to electronics)

  • No union issues to move people

Transition to government
Transition to Government

  • Test drive while in shop to make sure fits the qualifications

  • Meet veterans preference

  • Has experience in shop to meet entry qualifications

Medical issues
Medical Issues

  • Meet physical challenges

  • TBI issues

  • Put in structured environment

  • Specific goals and tasks outlined

  • Allow time for medical appointments

  • Adequate work setting according to personal injuries

Success stories
Success Stories

  • Jason Carter Mechanic, overhauling small diesel engines.

  • Rich Gilbert Training department, revising desk guides and standard procedures. Running cableway inspection course. Attending college

  • Mike Johnson Mechanic, Engineering/QA part time to support going to college in Engineering Program.

  • Tre Felts Mechanic, logistics support in the engines production family .

  • Ufrano Rios Mechanic, working in flex hose shop.

  • Mike Pacheco Mechanic, working in flex hose shop.

  • Meliek Bussey Tech, working in the optical and night vision shop.

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Success Stories

  • Alex Guzman Started in Dive Locker and ROV support moved to the Test Equipment section as the induction coordinator. Moved on to college.

  • Sean Carlin Maintenance Coordinator I, Completed qualification and hired by government as Ship Superintendant.

  • Brett Sobaski Mechanic, transitioned to Northrup Grumman to work on UAV program.

  • Joshua Peterson Mechanic, overhauling small diesel engines. Left to go home to Michigan.

Operation promise
Operation Promise

  • Mission Statement:

    • To provide support and supplemental care to the caretakers and families of wounded warriors, recovering in the area, through partnerships with local companies, agencies and non-profits.

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Operation Promise

  • Up and coming non-profit sponsored by ESSential Foundation.

  • Focused on supporting and meeting the needs of caregivers of Wounded Warriors recovering in the area

  • Challenging the community of San Diego to provide their support

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Operation Promise

  • Primary areas of focus:

    • Childcare – providing affordable, reliable, and convenient childcare

    • Employment/Internships– Job database, fill gap in résumé, help financially

    • Education – Discounted tuition rates, help applying, etc.

    • Recreation/Relaxation – Spa days, massages, acupuncture, tickets to events, etc.

    • Continued Support – Mentoring, social network, redirecting to other services

Points of contact
Points of Contact

  • Jim Blasko - Senior Vice President & General Manager FES Sector

  • Kristin Placey- Operation Promise Project Coordinator