Hired Veteran Timothy Hall

Hired as a Master Planner at the Directorate of Public Works, United States Army, O-5, Engineer

Military members, particularly careerists like myself, truly believe in selfless service and do not always think of themselves. When it came time to make my transition, it was a challenge to change that military mindset. I could not truly capture my accomplishments and articulate them in a meaningful way so that those in the civilian sector could understand.

Hire Heroes USA provided the one-on-one mentorship that sets it apart from other employment transition assistance programs. The personal attention and focus helped me understand the techniques for converting raw accolades into polished accomplishments that made a professional resume. They gave me the confidence to believe I had the necessary skills to successfully gain employment.

Because I started early and secured employment early, it helped take an emotional and financial load off myself and my family.  I have been able to relax, not worry whether I would have a job when I retired.  It enabled my family to spend time together and enjoy things together without being preoccupied with my job search.

My challenges were minor compared to many veterans, particularly wounded warriors and selected others. It is clear to me that programs like Hire Heroes USA are essential to providing the personal and continuing service that many of our veterans need. Thank you for all that you did for me, and for all that you do for current and former military!

NCR Foundation Donates $100,000 to Hire Heroes USA to Support Veteran Hiring

Alpharetta, GA. September 15, 2015 – On a mission to support NCR’s interest in building stronger communities by helping men and women in the U.S. armed forces bridge the gap from the military into the civilian workforce, the NCR Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to Hire Heroes USA. As a national nonprofit organization, Hire Heroes USA empowers U.S. military members, veterans and spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce.

Hire Heroes USA delivers personalized career-coaching services both virtually and through Transition Workshops at military installations nationwide. Recognized as a best-in-class model by the USO, Call of Duty Endowment, and George W. Bush Institute, Hire Heroes USA currently averages over 60 veterans confirmed hired each week at a 45% conversion rate from “helped” to “hired.” The NCR Foundation’s generous donation has contributed to Hire Heroes USA’s success in helping more than 3,000 transitioning military members, veterans and spouses gain employment in 2015.

“As a nonprofit organization, we depend on the support of our corporate partners and donors to allow us to continue to serve deserving veterans”, says Brian Stann, President and CEO of Hire Heroes USA. “Partners such as the NCR Foundation are vital to the success of our mission.”

The NCR Foundation’s support will continue to increase Hire Heroes USA’s operational capacity and ability to provide resources to transitioning service members, veterans and spouses who often face barriers to civilian employment. In an effort to further support veteran hiring, NCR Corporation has become an Employment Partner of Hire Heroes USA. Acknowledging the value that military veterans bring to organizations who employ them, NCR Corporation is actively seeking to hire veterans by posting their employment opportunities on the Hire Heroes USA Job Board. To learn about Corporate or Employment Partnership opportunities with Hire Heroes USA, visit https://www.hireheroesusa.org/partners/.

“At NCR, we recognize that the specialized military training veterans and reservists receive enables them to develop valuable skills – confidence, discipline, leadership and teamwork – critical to our corporate mission of making the everyday easier for everyone our business touches around the world,” says Keith Hunter, Human Resources Vice President, NCR Talent Innovation Center of Excellence. “To that end, NCR is pleased to partner with Hire Heroes USA as another avenue to recruit and provide retraining to military veterans who are entering the private sector ranks.”

About Hire Heroes USA:

Founded in 2005, Hire Heroes USA is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization that empowers U.S. military members, veterans and spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. This is accomplished by building the confidence and skills necessary to seek civilian employment through our free, individualized career coaching and workshops. Thanks to the generous contributions of corporations and individual donors, services are provided at no cost to transitioning service members, veterans and spouses who register. For more information visit http://www.hireheroesusa.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About The NCR Foundation: The NCR Foundation was established in 1953 to help support community needs consistent with its mission. As NCR Corporation continues to evolve to help companies around the world better connect, interact and transact with their customers, the NCR Foundation has evolved its grant strategy consistent with its focus on helping people help themselves. The NCR Foundation’s mission remains the same: to support NCR’s interest in building stronger communities by making grants to nonprofit partners that are aligned with the corporation’s self-service philosophy.

Delta Private Jets’ David Sneed Joins Board of Directors for National Nonprofit Hire Heroes USA

David Sneed BIO PhotoAlpharetta, Ga., Sept. 15, 2015 – David Sneed, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Delta Private Jets, has joined the Board of Directors at Hire Heroes USA, a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization that empowers military members, veterans and spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce.

Brian Stann, CEO of Hire Heroes USA and decorated combat Marine says, “As a growing organization, our Board of Directors is imperative to accomplishing our strategic vision. We’re ecstatic to have David Sneed join the team. His experience and accomplishments are sure to bring value to Hire Heroes USA and the clients we serve.”

Sneed is a Captain on the Boeing 767 ER at Delta Air Lines. Prior to joining Delta Private Jets, he was the General Manager of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Delta Air Lines, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science from Middle Tennessee State University, and he earned an MBA in International Business from the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech.

Delta Private Jets (DPJ) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), which is the only U.S.-based carrier with both commercial and private jet service. Delta Private Jets provides aircraft charter sales, aircraft management services and its unique Delta Private Jets Card. The company operates the only FBO, the Delta Jet Center, at the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, as well as a comprehensive maintenance, repair and overhaul facility (MRO).

“Delta Air Lines and Delta Private Jets have been ardent supporters of our active duty servicemen and women as well as our Veterans.  I am excited about the opportunity to join the board and help support our Veterans transition to civilian life after all the sacrifices they have made for our great nation,” said Sneed.

Hire Heroes USA is recognized as a best-in-class veteran service organization by the USO, Call of Duty Endowment and the George W. Bush Institute. The nonprofit organization has built a national reputation of excellence for empowering transitioning service members, veterans, and their spouses by building the confidence and skills necessary to secure civilian employment through free, individualized programs, which are delivered through online/telephone career coaching and transition workshops.  An uncompromising focus on results has led to an average confirmed hire rate of more than 60 clients every week in 2015, a conversion rate of 45% from “helped” to “hired.”

As the military adjusts to smaller overseas commitments and the reality of deep budget cuts, one million men and women are expected to transition from the military to the civilian workforce in the next four years. Without effective transition assistance, many former military members could join the ranks of more than half-a-million veterans who are already unemployed (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, July 2015).

About Hire Heroes USA:
Headquartered in Alpharetta, GA, with six additional locations nationwide, Hire Heroes USA has  a reputation of excellence for helping more than 60 veterans find jobs each week. Each veteran client receives free, dedicated career-coaching from a highly-trained staff member, empowering the veteran to transform military service into civilian success. Hire Heroes USA provides consistently effective, personalized service delivery at a national level and an uncompromising focus on results, leading to nearly 2,000 veterans hired after utilizing services in 2014.  For more information, please visit http://www.hireheroesusa.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Hired Veteran Richard Moran

Hired as an Operations Service Coordinator in Gilbert, AZ
United States Air Force E-7, Fuels Craftsman

USAFc1As I was preparing to leave the Air Force after 23 years, I thought my experience would speak for itself. Working in fuels required me to constantly interact with every branch of the military and civilian contractors on almost a daily basis. However, it was hard for employers to understand my customer service skills, because they assumed I was only working with internal customers within the military.

After I registered for services with Hire Heroes USA, my Veteran Transition Specialist (VTS) helped me redo my resume in a more appealing and relatable format. He always made himself available to answer questions about my job hunting strategies and interviewing techniques, while providing tangible resources for me to reference. I also regularly received emails from my VTS about potential job opportunities, more than I knew what to do with!

It took a few months, but with the assistance and support from Hire Heroes USA, I was able to secure employment before my separation date. My VTS was fully engaged along the way, which gave me the motivation and confidence I needed to make the move into the civilian workforce. The team at Hire Heroes USA has my sincere gratitude for all their hard work.

Hired Veteran Bryan Lysaght

Hired as a Service Representative at the Social Security Administration
United States Army E-5, Infantryman

Bryan Lysaght photoHire Heroes USA gave me the tools I needed to find employment in the civilian workforce. My responsibilities during my four years of service in the Army included managing $500,000 worth of equipment, weapons, and vehicles while maintaining zero loss/damage. I briefed senior leadership teams, providing vital information to ensure resources were allocated properly to aid combat missions.

After leaving the military, I went back to school and earned my Master of Business Administration in Operations Management degree. Even with my experience and new graduate degree, I was concerned that as a disabled veteran, I wouldn’t be given an opportunity to properly convey my experience to a prospective employer. I created a resume on my own, but struggled in the job search.

When I signed up for Hire Heroes USA services, my Veteran Transition Specialist helped me craft a professional resume that explained my skills as a Bilingual Loss Mitigation Specialist and my proven experience in sales, training and development, strategic planning, and customer service. She also showed me valuable resources to help me find the right job.

My VTS was very encouraging and supportive throughout the entire process. Now I’m starting a job with the Social Security Administration. I highly recommend the people and services of Hire Heroes USA. They care about veterans and provide us with wonderful assistance.

Hired Military Spouse Katie Popowski

katiepopowskiMy experience with Hire Heroes USA was wonderful. My husband served in the Army and National Guard for 11 years; I was pleased to hear I could also utilize the valuable tools that Hire Heroes USA offers as the spouse of a Veteran. My husband and I had just relocated to Colorado, and I didn’t have much luck with my own job search, so I contacted Hire Heroes USA, hopeful that they could help.

The entire process of my interaction with Hire Heroes USA was pleasant and really quite easy. My Veteran Transition Specialist helped me refine my professional resume and cover letter to better exemplify my past work experience and unique skills. Once my professional documents were completed, I was able to monitor job postings on the online job board on my own. Hire Heroes USA also assigned me to an Outreach/Sourcing Specialist, who actively sent me new opportunities that matched my search and skillset. It was a Thursday (just days after working with Hire Heroes USA) when I received a phone call from my Sourcing Specialist; she had found me an opportunity that was exactly what I was looking for. She reached out to the job contact on my behalf before encouraging me to apply for the position.

The team at Hire Heroes USA jumped into action, and helped me pull together my application and proper documentation to submit. On Friday I had a phone interview, on Monday I had a follow up interview and Tuesday I was offered the job.