Are you a veteran who wants a career in government? This program wants to help.

Abbie Bennett
April 09, 2019 - 12:41 pm

Veterans looking for a career in government have the chance to join a program that can provide specialized training alongside U.S. leaders in defense and veterans’ policy, communications and journalism.

HillVets’ LEAD program provides professional development for veterans and is accepting applications until April 12 for up to 18 people “looking to spend up to three hours a week for 12 weeks improving their skills alongside some of our nation’s most sought-after leaders,” according to the HillVets website.

The public policy and leadership program features coaching from former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, former Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy, former Secretary of the Air Force Deborah James, HVAC ranking member Phil Roe, “Matter of Fact” host Soledad O’Brien and CNN analyst retired Rear Admiral John Kirby, among others.

Eligible applicants include HillVets or House Wounded Warrior fellows or members, Capitol Hill staff, surviving military spouses or children, military spouses and executive branch staff.

Applicants are asked to include information on political party preference, current employment, resume, strengths and weaknesses, professional products created by the applicant and a short professional biography, among other information, according to the online application.

HillVets is sponsored by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project.

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