More than one million military service members are expected to transition out of the military over the next four years and most will seek civilian employment. More than 8.4 million military veterans are under the age of 60, which makes them candidates for civilian jobs.
These men and women have devoted years to serving our country and will face a challenge finding jobs in the civilian workforce that align well with their military training and experience.
There is great opportunity for veterans to find fulfilling careers in the oil and natural gas industry, and as the industry hires more veterans it will continue to benefit from the extensive skills and experience these individuals have gained through military service.
A big part of understanding the military lies in understanding how it is structured. In this section, learn more about personnel categories (including ranks and paygrades), occupational classifications, and the components of military service for all branches.
Members of the military receive extensive, high quality training throughout their military careers. They also have numerous opportunities to attain additional formal education. Learn here about the facets of military training and education and about how military training and experience are documented.
America’s military is a diverse force: thousands of people across four branches with a wide variety of ages, ethnicities, and skills. In this section, learn more about these demographics and how these characteristics can benefit the oil and gas industry.
Veterans are routinely cited as valuable team members and influential leaders. In this section, learn about how to find qualified veterans, and what government programs are helping prepare them for a new job when they leave the military.