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The Department of the Navy's 4th Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference, scheduled for October 16-17, 2013, in Raleigh, N.C., has been postponed because of the current fiscal environment and the absence of either a fiscal year 2014 appropriation or a continuing resolution for the Department of Defense.

The conference is expected to be rescheduled in February/March 2014, and the final dates will be communicated as soon as they have been finalized. Thank you for your flexibility and support as we work through the current budget challenges and continue to do all you can for our nation's heroes. If you have questions, please contact the Conference Planning Committee by emailing nssc_wwarriorhiring@navy.mil

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Welcome to the Department of the Navy's (DoN) official Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference website!

 Plan to join us on May 28 and 29 in Raleigh, N.C.

 Vice Admiral David Dunaway, Commander Naval Air Systems Command; Vice Admiral William Hilarides, Commander Naval Sea Systems Command; Rear Admiral Patrick H. Brady, Commander Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command; and I invite you to attend DoN’s 4th Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference on May 28-29, 2014, at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown in Raleigh, N.C.

 For many wounded, ill and injured service members and disabled veterans, physical and mental healing is only the beginning of the long journey to full recovery. In addition to facing a set of new challenges and adjusting to a “new normal,” many transitioning service members and veterans also struggle to find meaningful employment in the civilian sector. The Department of the Navy is committed to hiring wounded warriors and supporting them in the workplace.

 This year, our theme is “Hiring Our Nation’s Heroes – Meet the Challenge, Hire a Veteran!” The conference will bring together government, military, industry leaders, and their human resource professionals, who are committed to hiring and supporting wounded warriors. This forum will promote career development and long-term employment, emphasizing the importance of education and training. Our career fair and workshops will be attended by wounded warriors veterans and their spouses.

 To ensure we reach out to veterans across the United States, this year’s conference will be hosted in Raleigh. North Carolina is home to one of the largest wounded warrior and veteran populations in the country and hosts an abundance of industries and educational institutions that offer a strong infrastructure. Raleigh/ Durham is easily accessible to multiple warrior transition units and veteran-focused organizations.

 Explore our website for more information. To register, click on the REGISTRATION tab above. 

  We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Signature Assistant Secretary of the Navy Juan M. Garcia III


In 2010, the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (ASN M&RA) established the DoN Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Initiative. Our goal is to increase the number of wounded warriors hired into the DoN, the Federal Civil Service and the private sector.

We coordinate wounded warrior employment efforts through our hiring and support conferences that focus on increasing wounded warrior and veteran employability by ensuring they have access to education, training and employment opportunities.

The 4th Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference continues the momentum to hire wounded warriors and veterans by linking private and public sector leaders and human resources professionals with personnel resources who are qualified, committed and ready to work.

With the U.S. Navy Systems Commands and the Office of Civilian Human Resources leading the effort, the DON hired close to 2,000 veterans who were 30 percent or more disabled in fiscal year 2012, and 1,300 in fiscal year 2013.

Sponsors / Hosts

ASN M&RA is sponsoring this year’s conference and the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command, U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, and U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command are co-hosting. Each SYSCOM is committed to hiring and supporting wound warriors, veterans and their spouses in the workplace.

The conference is supported by the DoN’s Office of Civilian Human Resources, Navy Safe Harbor Program, Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment and the Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service.

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