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 the Department of the Navy’s 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
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.
A link to our conference website is available with conference details and registration information at the following website: http://www.navsea.navy.mil/WWemployment/default.aspx. We look forward to seeing you at the conference.