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Operation Civilian Support Conference
Thu, May 11, 2017, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM CDT
“Troops don’t come home to government programs; they come home to their families, neighbors and communities. Communities must step up to embrace troops and veterans, particularly once their battle buddies are no longer by their side. They need new battle buddies, but this time from their communities—people who can assist them in transitioning their skills, knowledge and attributes into civilian life and organizations. Government programs can’t do it alone, but independent organizations working together at a community level can.”
Army Col. David Sutherland, Special Assistant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Warrior and Family Support - February 28, 2012
Our mission is to create awareness, show our gratitude, be of service and help educate others about how best we all can support every branch in our military and our veterans who have served.
• Awareness - We will challenge the nation to celebrate someone they know (family members, spouse, friend or co-worker) who is in the military or a veteran who has served by taking a selfie or picture with them and posting it to our website – go to www.operationciviliansupport.com
• Gratitude - We partner with schools and their students to have them post a thank you note, picture or video (30 seconds or less) letting our military here and abroad know our thanks for all they are doing and have done for our nation.
• Service – We want to ensure that every member of our military and our veterans know that they are supported and will continue to be through all of the great organizations across our country. Organizations that have a mission to be of service to our great men and woman of our armed forces and to those who have served.
• Education – Did you know that our Military represents 1% of our population? Our mission is to educate the civilian world about our military, its history and the impact it has had on this great nation.
Our Markets of Focus for awareness and outreach:
Civilians – approximately 1% of our nation’s population serves in the military, which means, that roughly 99% of the nation may be unaware of the needs of our service men and woman and our Veterans.
Goal – Inspire civilians to support the needs of our Military and our Veterans.
Military & Veterans –
Military & Veterans – Our primary objective is to help our Veterans transition their success in the military to success in civilian life. Our "Transition to Success" map will provide the necessary resources for transition to a pathway to meaningful employment, employment they can find purpose in.
Goal – Help enable 1,000 Veterans find “meaningful” employment and launch the “Transition to Success Map.”
Companies – Best practices is a term given to those practices which work and provide results. We want to help transfer the knowledge and "lessons learned” of those companies who are actively and productively serving our Veteran workforce, with those who want lead an effort to serve the Veterans within their organizations.
Goal – Partner with companies to enhance their Veteran programs and place 1,000 Veterans in the St. Louis market.
To learn more go to www.operationciviliansupportconference.com