March 11, 2021
McLean, VA – Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes announced this week a new fellowship program that is open to transitioning service members from Fort Bragg and the Fayetteville, North Carolina region. The fellowship will help these job seekers enhance their skills and move into future-focused careers in technical fields like artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, data science, and software and cloud development. Applications for the new tech-focused fellowship are being accepted beginning this month for placement at Booz Allen, which is the first corporate partner in the city to date. The announcement was made at a virtual hiring fair for Fayetteville job seekers, hosted by Booz Allen and Hiring Our Heroes.
This fellowship program is part of Booz Allen’s larger Mil/Tech Workforce Initiative established in November 2020 that provides transitioning service members with paths to in-demand careers in AI, cloud, and cybersecurity. The initiative helps by creating a clear path to move into one of these in-demand career fields, connecting service members with opportunities to expand their skillset, and supporting an extended transition from active duty to purposeful, future-focused civilian careers with Booz Allen.
“Solving tomorrow’s biggest challenges—particularly in the defense space—requires technology solutions that improve performance, readiness, and survivability. We need talented people, like transitioning service members, who understand the mission challenges and who can leverage the best emerging technologies to help our clients meet those missions,” said Greg Wenzel, executive vice president and global defense digital battlespace solutions lead at Booz Allen.
The 12-week fellowship program will provide service members with the hands-on tech training needed to support critical work being done out of Booz Allen’s Fayetteville office for the U.S. Army and other clients. The firm’s Fayetteville office, established in 2009, has over 400 employees, more than half of whom are military-connected—including veterans, Guard members, Reservists, and spouses.
“Booz Allen sits at the apex of mission and technology and our location in Fayetteville—with proximity to Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune—means we are well suited to support the tremendous pipeline of talent in and around Cumberland County, and provide an important access point for transitioning service members to make the leap into the civilian sector with in-demand, high-impact tech roles,” said Jay Dodd, vice president at Booz Allen and a leader in the Fayetteville office. “Transitioning service members have dedicated themselves to the mission and often have more skills than they realize—skills that are critical to helping continue to support important missions after their career in uniform ends. With this program, we aim to help transitioning service members continue supporting critical national security missions, putting their diverse experiences and deep knowledge to work to drive impact for our clients.”
The Corporate Fellowship Program was created by Hiring Our Heroes in 2015 to help transitioning service members with professional training and hands-on experience in the civilian workforce. The professional development offered through the program prepares candidates for a smooth transition into meaningful civilian careers. Hiring Our Heroes also has a similar program for military spouses and caregivers. Booz Allen participates in the Hiring Our Heroes fellowship programs in six other cities—Colorado Springs, Honolulu, San Antonio, San Diego, Tampa, and the metropolitan D.C. area. This is the first time a fellowship program like this has been stood up in North Carolina.
“By working together on Booz Allen’s Mil/Tech Workforce initiative, Hiring Our Heroes is making sure that service members obtain the skills they need to transition into in-demand careers in technical fields,” said Eric Eversole, president of Hiring Our Heroes and vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Those interested in applying for the Mil/Tech Fellowship can visit BoozAllen.com/MilTech.
About Booz Allen
For more than 100 years, business, government, and military leaders have turned to Booz Allen Hamilton to solve their most complex problems. As a consulting firm with experts in analytics, digital, engineering and cyber, we help organizations transform. We are a key partner on some of the most innovative programs for governments worldwide and trusted by the most sensitive agencies. We work shoulder to shoulder with clients, using a mission-first approach to choose the right strategy and technology to help them realize their vision. With global headquarters in McLean, Virginia, our firm employs about 27,200 people globally, and had revenue of $7.5 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2020. To learn more, visit www.boozallen.com. (NYSE: BAH)
About Hiring Our Heroes
Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) is a 501(c)3 organization under the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The non-profit launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Hiring Our Heroes has helped hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment through its comprehensive training and hiring events, fellowship programs, and online tools. HOH programs and services are available in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and on military installations around the world. For more information on programming and initiatives: HiringOurHeroes.org; @HiringOurHeroes on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.