IREX and Veteran Hub are pleased to invite you to a conversation with U.S. veteran employment experts.

Find out how American organizations have built coalitions of veteran-ready employers; how employers have recruited, trained, and retained veterans in their workforce; what challenges they have encountered and how they have overcome them; and what takeaways they can share with others looking to create successful veteran employment initiatives. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion, so bring your questions about veteran employment to the event.

The discussion will take place on Wednesday, July 29, 4:00-5:30pm on Zoom. The event will be in English, with simultaneous translation into Ukrainian. Register here to get the Zoom link and join the event. Registered participants will receive the Zoom link the day before the event.

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Our panelists:

Eric Eversole is a vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and president of Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Eversole leads Hiring Our Heroes, a grassroots initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment in communities across America. Eversole strategically engages the program’s private- and public-sector partners in an effort to connect businesses to the talented men and women transitioning out of the military as well as their spouses. He also serves as a senior adviser to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Nick Tran is Manager, Community and Veteran Affairs for Schlumberger Limited. Before this role Nick served as Manager of Veteran Programs, Human Resources for Cameron, a Schlumberger Company where he was responsible for providing strategic leadership for Cameron’s development and implementation of a veterans program with a focus on veteran community outreach, career development and veteran recruitment initiatives.  During 2014 – 2015 Nick was Military Recruitment Program Manager for Cameron, a Schlumberger Company where he created and implemented a veterans program to attract, recruit and retain former military veterans for the organization.

Colonel Matthew F. Amidon is the Director of the Military Service Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute. Colonel Amidon leads the day to day efforts of the Military Service Initiative and the team leading our policy and programmatic work on veteran transition. Colonel Amidon has served in both active duty and reserve capacities since 1994. As an AV-8B Harrier pilot, he deployed in support of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, at the operational and staff level. In his current reserve capacity he serves as the Deputy Group Commander, Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, TX.

John Boerstler is the Executive Director of NextOp Veterans and is the founder of Combined Arms, a nonprofit that works to unite the veteran and civilian community in order to accelerate the impact of veterans on the cities they return to by increasing accountability, speed, and efficiency by which veteran serving organizations deliver services. With John’s involvement in Stand-To, he is working to build and scale the Combined Arms model that communities can use to ensure that no veteran ever falls through the cracks in social services again.


This event is made possible by the support of the U.S. Department of State. The views of the speakers are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of State.