Veteran Transition: Afterburner Returns to Fort Bragg on August 9, 2016 to Deliver USAA-sponsored Military Transition Seminar for Service Members and Spouses

Veteran Outreach

The day-long seminar will take place 0800-1700 ET at the Fort Bragg Conference & Catering Center and is open to service members of all branches and rank

Fort Bragg is the next stop for the USAA-sponsored Military Transition Seminar (MTS), where the Afterburner and USAA teams will deliver a free career-planning seminar to current and former service members and their spouses. The full-day seminar is part of a larger initiative to encourage military members to think more strategically about their transition to civilian life well in advance of their separation or retirement dates.

The day-long transition preparation course will be held at the Fort Bragg Conference and Catering Center on Tuesday, August 9 from 0800 ET to 1700 ET. Registration opens at 0700 ET. The seminar’s curriculum is based on Down Range: A Transitioning Veteran’s Career Guide to Life’s Next Phase, a transition guidebook co-authored by Afterburner Founder & CEO, James “Murph” Murphy, and Director of Learning & Development, Retired Navy Cmdr. William M. Duke. As part of the seminar, each participant will receive a copy.

Participants will develop a career plan, learn job search skills, learn networking skills, develop interview preparation skills, and learn how to incorporate all facets of their support network. The MTS course curriculum trains veterans to identify key areas of consideration and to use those areas as guidance throughout the planning process.

USAA has provided support to the MTS program since 2014, during which time the course has been delivered at 18 installations, enabling more than 2300 participants to create nearly 2100 transition plans. The partnership, which grows in popularity each year, is a testament to both organizations’ commitment to and support of veteran initiatives.

“Most important, veterans are shown the importance of developing a lifetime civilian career as opposed to securing an initial job,” said Jim “Murph” Murphy, Afterburner Founder and CEO. “The planning process used in the Military Transition Seminar is the same proprietary process Afterburner deploys to top corporations, providing each participant with an individual career plan, complete with a personal value proposition, career objectives customized to his or her previous experience, and insight into industries where military core competencies are in high demand.”

The Afterburner and USAA teams will return to Fort Drum on August 23, 2016, Joint Base Lewis-McChord on September 20, 2016, and Fort Bliss November 15, 2016, to complete the 2016 MTS schedule.

Learn more about the Military Transition Seminar, review the 2016 schedule and register online at Learn more about USAA’s military transition tools and advice at