Veterans Training Veterans: USAA Sponsors Military Transition Seminar Delivered by Afterburner

Veteran Outreach

Over 2300 Service Members and Spouse Participants in Afterburner’s Military Transition Seminars to Date

Service members and military spouses from every branch will gather on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at The Commons, Euphrates River Valley Road, Bldg. P-4350 to participate in the Military Transition Seminar (MTS). This day-long course, created-and-delivered by Afterburner Inc.’s team of veterans at installations around the world, will be held from 0800-1700 ET. Registration will open at 0700 ET.

The MTS supports the currently mandated transition preparation training known as SFL-TAP, providing a hands-on workshop that shares the Lessons Learned and best practices of veterans who have made the successful transition to the civilian workforce. These veterans are employees of the VOSB (Veteran Owned Small Business) Afterburner, Inc., a corporate leadership development and management training company.

As part of the seminar, participating service members benefit from applying the same planning processes Afterburner deploys at top corporations. Afterburner’s proprietary planning model provides a simple, structured process for developing an individual career plan, complete with personal value propositions, career objectives based on military experience and insight into industries where military core competencies are in high demand.

The MTS curriculum is based on Down Range: A Transitioning Veteran’s Career Guide to Life’s Next Phase (2013), 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 of the guide.

Leveraging 20 years of corporate training and consulting and the collective transition experiences of Murphy, Duke and Afterburner’s team of over 60 veterans, Down Range introduces a unique transition perspective and provides a holistic approach to planning and achieving post-transition career success. Focusing on a values-centric desired future state, then working backward to the initial post-transition Course Of Action, ensures the service member remains strategically aligned to their goals.

Since December 2013, the MTS has been delivered 28 times across 20 installations, equipping over 2300 veterans and their spouses with the insights and techniques to create more than 2100 transition and career development plans.