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June 2018
Corporate Gray Newsletter

Transition Advice

Want to be Your Own Boss?

Should you consider working for yourself as you transition from the military? Many of the skills and qualities you acquired during your military service, such as drive, patience, perseverance, sacrifice, problem solving, and handling adversity, are well-suited for entrepreneurship.

According to a recent U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) report, approximately 2.5 million businesses were majority-owned by veterans. That makes up 9.1 percent of all U.S. businesses. These veteran business-owners are continuing to serve their country by employing over 5 million people collectively.

The SBA report also cited that out of these U.S. veteran-owned firms, 2.1 percent, or 32,000, are veteran-owned franchises. Owning a franchise is a way to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself, as the franchise has the procedures in place and provides support to franchisees. Says Phil Trigg of Veterans’ Transition Forum, “A franchise operations manual is no different than your unit SOP or a military operations order/plan. An SOP or operations order delineates who, what, where, when, and how to accomplish a mission. A franchise operations manual delineates who, what, where, when, and how to make money.”

Many resources are offered by government agencies and non-profits to assist veterans in establishing their own business or acquiring a franchise. Leveraging this assistance can increase your probability of success. Some of these resources are:
VA’s Veteran Entrepreneur Portal
U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Veterans Business Development
SBA Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Program
SBA Veterans Advantage
Veterans’ Transition Forum
American Corporate Partners
VetFran Toolkit

Wondering which franchise might be right for you? Check out these veteran-friendly lists:
Military Times Best: Franchises 2018
Entrepreneur’s Top Franchises for Veterans

Upcoming Job Fairs

Military-Friendly Job Fairs

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair * June 22, 2018 * Springfield, VA
You're invited to interview with dozens of military-friendly companies at the June 22nd Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair at the Waterford Reception Center in Springfield, Virginia. Meet face-to-face with representatives from Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen Hamilton, Leidos, ARServices, ACT I, U.S. Postal Service, Edward Jones, U.S. Secret Service, Fulcrum IT, and more. Job fair hours are 9 am to 12 noon, with an Employer Panel discussion for job seekers from 8 am to 9 am. To ensure you receive the job fair Employer Directory in advance, pre-register at http://corporategray.com/jobfairs/397. And if you upload your resume, the participating companies will have early access to your credentials. While especially for transitioning service members and veterans, this job fair is free and open to all job seekers.

Military Officer Job Fair * July 27, 2018 * Arlington, VA
If you are a transitioning or former (separated/retired) military officer seeking employment, save the date to attend the July 27th Military Officer Job Fair, which will be held at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia. While sponsored by the West Point Society of DC, this event is open and free to ALL military officers regardless of commissioning source or branch of service. Meet face-to-face with representatives from top companies seeking your skills. For more information and to register, visit www.MilitaryOfficerJobFair.com.

TAOnline Virtual Career Fair * The Big Virtual * October 2018
The Big Virtual is a TAOnline Virtual Career Fair where U.S. veterans and security cleared professionals can connect online with military-friendly organizations. The event will take place from your computer in October (date TBD) from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (ET). This event is for anyone seeking nationwide opportunities and is for all ranks and branches of service, including active duty, Reserve, National Guard, and individuals with a security clearance (including civilians). More information will be available soon.

Federal Job Search

Battlefield Resumes
Military-To-Civilian Translation Short-Cuts
are available from Battlefield Resumes for a small fee. Here's what you do: (1) Click the Military-to-Civilian Translation Guide "Short-Cut"; (2) Locate your military job title (ex: S1, S2, S3, S4, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, etc.); (3) Download the Translation Guide; (4) Copy the already-translated Resume Bullets into your resume. IT'S REALLY THAT SIMPLE!

Featured Employers, Schools, and Service Providers

These companies have sponsored The Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide because they want to reach out to military-experienced candidates. They want to hear from you! Contact them about your next career move!


ARServices provides quality management, professional, and technology consulting services to government agencies. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, ARServices maintains a diverse portfolio of contract vehicles and clients across a wide geographic area, offering R&D Services, HR Management, Financial & Procurement Management, Change Management, and Program Management. Their people-centric approach attracts highly qualified and talented personnel. Visit http://arslimited.com/join-our-team to learn more.


KeyW is an adaptable, powerfully capable company whose members have made many important, creative contributions to science, defense, space and the intelligence community. From software and hardware engineers, to mechanical and electrical engineers, to systems experts and analysts, our employees work together to prevent cyber threats, transform data into intelligence, and combat global terrorism. Visit www.keywcorp.com/careers to learn more about the KeyW team.

Equipment Dealership

Alban Caterpillar, the local industry leader in the construction equipment and power systems markets, is the exclusive Caterpillar dealer for Maryland, Northern Virginia, Southern Delaware, and the West Virginia Panhandle. Alban sells and supports the full line of Caterpillar equipment. Visit www.albancat.com for opportunities offering security, career advantages, and excellent benefits.


The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in Signals Intelligence. We carry out some of the nation's most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies. At the nation's top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation's most difficult challenges. Visit www.IntelligenceCareers.gov/NSA for job opportunities.


Established to oversee and provide timely access to quality medical, dental, and mental health care in all 35 California adult correctional institutions, California Correctional Health Care Services seeks dedicated health care professionals, like you. Here, you’ll find competitive compensation, excellent State of California benefits, and a positive work-life balance. This is an ideal career for the next chapter of your life. Visit us at www.cchcs.ca.gov to learn more and apply online! EOE.


Caterpillar Inc. makes sustainable progress possible around the world as the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy, and natural resource assets. Visit www.caterpillar.com to learn more.


Swift Transportation began operations in 1966 with the same entrepreneurial, can-do spirit that is one of Swift’s core values. Today Swift generates over $4 billion in revenue and operates nearly 20,000 trucks. Now, adding to Swift’s core values is its commitment to employing those transitioning out of the armed forces into civilian life. Veterans can even receive a full scholarship to our Swift Driving Academy in addition to other incentives. Apply today and you could help make Swift a leader in transportation and a great place to work. Learn more at www.swifttrans.com/careers.

Veteran Services

AMVETS, one of the nation’s foremost veteran’s service organizations, has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens. The AMVETS Career Centers, powered by the Call of Duty Endowment, provide FREE career training and employment assistance for Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, National Guard & Reserve, and Spouses. Visit www.amvets.org for information and to get assistance.

Hot Jobs & Opportunities

The following jobs opportunities are being highlighted this month:

Alban Caterpillar is currently hiring for these positions:
Service Manager, EPG in Elkridge, MD
Service Process Manager in Elkridge, MD
Technicians in multiple locations
Sales in multiple locations
For more information and to apply, please visit their hiring site: www.albanhiring.com.

California Correctional Health Care Services is shaping the future of correctional medicine. They are currently hiring for the following positions:
Psychiatrist – Statewide
Psychologist (Licensed) – Statewide
Medical Technical Assistant – Statewide
Supervising Registered Nurse II – Statewide
Discover a challenging yet rewarding career at www.cchcs.ca.gov.

Caterpillar has the following immediate openings:
Information Technology Analyst Job ID #180005NI in East Peoria, IL
Engineer/Sr. Engineer – Design Job ID #1800050S in Tucson, AZ
Service Tech II (CDL Class A) - Job ID #1800051G in Sulphur, OK
Fabrication Specialist / Welder – Any Shift - Job ID #18000012 in Decatur, IL
Search for these jobs by their title or requisition ID at https://caterpillar.taleo.net/careersection/cat+external+cs/moresearch.ftl. To learn more about Caterpillar careers visit www.caterpillar.com/careers.

Fareva, a leading contract manufacturer of pharmaceutical and personal care products, is currently hiring for the following positions in Henrico, VA:
Operation Mechanics Req ID 1431
Electrical Operations Mechanics Req ID 1153
Packaging Associates Req ID 1255
View all their opportunities here: Fareva Career Center.

KeyW is currently hiring for these positions:
CNO Qualifications Course Facilitator (Unix) (2016-4933) in Hanover, MD
SIGINT Design Engineer (2018-17785) in Severn, MD
Java Developer (2018-17797) in Vienna, VA
Network Administrator (2017-8323) in Quantico, VA
Search all their opportunities at www.keywcorp.com/careers.

Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps is currently seeking Navy NJROTC Instructors to teach at high schools which sponsor NJROTC Units. Visit http://www.njrotc.navy.mil/instructor/instructor_index.html to learn more about the position, current openings, and the process to become a certified instructor.

Defense contractors are currently hiring for the following positions in Northern Virginia:
• Sr Vulnerability Researcher
• Sr Manager-Program Management
• Sr PC/Client Server Analyst
• Sr Systems Engineer I
• Sr Software Engineer

A fast growing FinTech company is currently hiring for the following position in Northern Virginia:
• Inside Sales Associate
For more information on these positions, contact Carl Savino at Carl@CorporateGray.com, and let him know the positions in which you have interest.

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