Tag Archives: Transition assistance program

Fort Benning SFL-TAP hosts first Facebook “live” hiring event

SFL-TAP Virtual job fair 4-27-2017

By Bruce W. Derdoski Jr., Fort Benning Transition Services Specialist / FORT BENNING, Ga. – The Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance team hosted its first ever Facebook live hiring event April 27, and it’s possibly the first time this Facebook technology has been leveraged by any SFL-TAP Center in the U.S. Army to connect transitioning Soldiers with prospective employers. Fort Benning’s

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Soldier for Life – “A true connect phase marketing success”

SFL-TAP Website shot

By Bruce W. Derdoski, Transition Services Specialist / (FORT BENNING, Ga.) — In July 2016 the Fort Benning Soldier for Life -Transition Assistance Program team began the process of revitalizing and intensifying the way we connect with Soldiers, employers, and educators. Our focus for this effort was how all stakeholders could connect using one platform. The major area of emphasis

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Fort Benning Transition Program partners with Duke Energy for employment opportunities

Fort Benning Transitioning Soldiers recently took the first step of the Construction and Skills Trades Test (CAST) administered by Charlie Spicer (blue shirt), the Lead Military Recruiter for Duke Energy. (Photo by Bruce W. Derdoski Jr.)

By Bruce W. Derdoski Jr., Transition Services Specialist / FORT BENNING, Ga. – Twelve transitioning Soldiers from Fort Benning registered and recently attended one of two Lineman Information Sessions presented by Charlie Spicer, the Lead Military Recruiter for Duke Energy. Spicer distributed Construction and Skills Trades Test (CAST) Lineman Test Study Guides during these information sessions.  Seven Soldiers took the

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Fort Benning Transition Program equals success

Fort Benning Soldiers preparing to leave the Army speak with Jacob Loyd (center), an NCR representative, during a weekly connection event at the Soldier for Life Center. (Photo by Bruce Derdoski)

By Bruce W. Derdoski Jr., and Kevin W. Aker, Transition Service Specialists / The Fort Benning Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program arguably has the most advanced and aggressive connection program in the Army.  Our connection program supports transitioning Soldiers, their families and veterans.  Our measure of success is measured in part by testimonials from employers and Soldiers alike.  The connections

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