Operation: Workforce is proud to introduce our first of many veteran spotlights. Staff Sergeant Ryan Brewer created his own successful transition by working to assist his fellow soldiers as they made their transition.
After being released from active duty with the Army National Guard, Brewer discovered help through the Veterans Curation Program (VCP) in Augusta, Ga. where he volunteered for every available opportunity. The program assists veterans in making a seamless transition into civilian workforce while providing resume building resources and the opportunity to attend job fairs.
VCP helped Brewer find the perfect balance, working alongside civilians while still sharing his army stories with other veterans. After working with VCP, Brewer accepted a position with the Augusta Warrior Project (AWP) as an employment/outreach advisor for local veterans in the Central Savannah River Area.
At VCP and AWP Brewer worked to place veterans in positions with a career path and with meaningful opportunity for growth and advancement. Brewer’s involvement in the two programs soon led to his most recent hire and return to active duty with the Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Unit as a cadre.
Brewer’s involvement with the two transition programs opened doors and he advises other veterans in need of assistance to contact programs like the VCP, AWP and our own, Operation: Workforce, for networking opportunities. Brewer said, “Doing this allowed me to be grateful for what I had and to find the career path for me.”
Take Brewer’s advice and find what kind of doors Operation: Workforce can open for you.