Veterans in Energy is national employee resource group that provides transition, retention and professional development support to military veterans working in energy. Veterans in Energy will provide opportunities for outreach, networking and mentoring to support the needs of the growing population of veterans who have chosen energy careers.
Veterans in Energy has three principle goals :
- Recruit a diverse leadership team comprised of military veterans from across the energy sector
- Incorporate Veterans in Energy as a stand alone organization
- Begin accepting general membership
To help accomplish these goals, Veterans in Energy will be hosting it first National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., this October. The National Leadership Summit will feature leaders from both the energy industry and federal government. These speakers will explore the work being done around the country to support transitions from military to civilian life and discuss how veterans can have strong, successful careers in energy. Veterans who would like to attend should have an interest in helping grow this new organization into a premier network and be dedicated to supporting and achieving its mission.
Prior to the conference, Veterans in Energy will launch a coordinated campaign to promote the organization to the hundreds of companies who comprise membership of the five participating utility trade associations. National leadership recruitment will begin this fall. Once those individuals have been identified, general membership will open.
While our official charter is still being developed, Veterans in Energy will be governed by tiers. An all-volunteer national leadership team will be announced in 2017. Those new leaders the work to recruit Regional Chairs and State Chapter Leaders across the United States. Ultimately, it will be the work done by our State Chapters that will allow Veterans in Energy to meet its mission.