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CAPT David Harvey, DC Post President

CAPT David Harvey
102nd DC Post President

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About the DC Post

The SAME DC Post is a 100% voluntary organization with an elected local Board of Directors and committees dedicated to serving the membership, providing educational content, industry and government engagement, building resilient communities, connecting with our future leaders through our student and young member groups, enriching the STEM pipeline, and preparing our military and veterans for life after the service.

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Upcoming Events

SAME DC First Friday - Jan. 5, 2024 - Attracting & Securing Transitioning Military Talent (1 PDH)
Start Date/Time:
Friday, January 5, 2024 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
Friday, January 5, 2024 1:00 PM
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Virtual Post Events


Attracting & Securing Transitioning Military Talent

Event Location: Webex Webinar

Event Date/Time: Friday, January 5, 2024

For more details or to register, visithttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/same-dc-jan-5-first-friday-attracting-transitioning-military-talent-tickets-769189415247

Free for SAME Members and full-time students; Non-members $25.


Attracting & Securing Transitioning Military Talent

The job market continues to be red hot right now, especially for military professionals who are transitioning out of the military and looking forward to the next step in their professional life. To support those professionals, there a number of different avenues to turn to seek assistance: (SkillBridge, non-profits, State Veterans Affairs Departments, company run veteran outreach programs and third-party recruiters to name a few). This presentation will demystify the military veteran's and help members of the Society of American Military Engineers understand how they can attract, engage, secure and support military veterans who are accepting their first after-military position. The speaker has 26 years of military service and 2.5 years of federal service before purchasing a recruiting firm. This will be an honest discussion of information, observations and lessons learned from both side of the table.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the current hiring climate for engineers and construction professionals
  2. Understand a transitioning military veterans concern as they their first job after completing their military service
  3. Explore avenues to secure a military veteran's interest in and commitment to your employment opportunity

Learning Units

This virtual session offers one (1) Professional Development Hour (PDH) certified by the SAME DC Post for live participants.


About the Presenter

Ben Wham, PE is the Managing Partner of Global Recruiters of Charlottesville in Charlottesville, Va. He started the firm in August of 2021 and has been very successful in finding talented engineers, planners, architects and construction administration professionals to meet the critical needs of his clients. Prior to starting the firm, Ben spent 26+ years in the US Air Force, finishing up as a US Army Corps of Engineers District Commander at Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan. He was also the first 628 Mission Support Group Commander for Joint Base Charleston in Charleston, SC. Since retiring in 2012 he spent time in higher education and with the Federal Emergency Management Agency prior to stating Global Recruiters of Charlottesville. He is a Registered Engineer in the states of Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia. While not recruiting he enjoys visiting distilleries with his wife of 34 years, golfing, volunteering for the First Tee Youth Program and serving in his church.


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