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CHAPTERS & COUNCILS CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: ALAMO (TEXAS)


50 states. 400+ chapters.


Lt. Col. Kathryn “Kitty” Meyers, USAFR (Ret), far right, chats with Lt. Col. Marsha Dorough, USA (Ret), far left, a transitioning Army officer, and Maj. Sarafina de los Santos, USA (Ret). Meyers has found counseling transitioning officers pays off — for those seeking their next career and for chapters pursuing new members.


Transition Help: A Valuable Recruiting Tool S


ince 1982, the Alamo (Texas) Chapter has helped thousands of servicemembers through its ca-


reer-transition program. In addition to providing individual career counseling, it collaborates with other local organi- zations to hold job fairs and networking events and provide career-transition resources, including MilCityUSA.com. Alamo Chapter President Lt. Col. Kathryn “Kitty” Meyers, USAFR (Ret), who has 25 years’ experience as a human resources director, serves as military transition liai- son officer for the chapter.


WHAT IS YOUR NO. 1 TRANSITION TIP? Take a personal inventory of your skills, your passion, and what [kind of] culture you want to work in. [After ...] you know your likes and dislikes, we can direct you.


WHAT HAS MADE YOUR CAREER-TRANSI- TION PROGRAM SO SUCCESSFUL? It’s been successful because of the people and the passion for the people. We’re bringing expertise to the discussions to


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make it very realistic and pragmatic. We also are talking to employers about the benefits of hiring veterans, not just tran- sitioning servicemembers.


HOW HAS YOUR CHAPTER BENEFITED FROM OFFERING THE PROGRAM? As we talk to these folks, we explain the various resources we offer. We try to provide them with a whole portfolio of services that includes MOAA member- ship. And then hopefully they also be- come active in the chapter.


WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO AN- OTHER CHAPTER WANTING TO START A CAREER TRANSITION PROGRAM? Find someone who’s [excited] to take the lead and get it organized. Then look for the resources you need. ... The communi- ty has a wealth of resources — workforce commissions, veterans’ commissions, other VSOs, your own chapter members — and they also can call me. I’m always available to help a veteran. — By Contributing Editor Blair Drake


CHAPTER VISITS Gen. Andrew Jackson (Tenn.) Chapter, Hermitage, Jan. 4, Col. Jeri Graham, USA (Ret), Board of Directors (BoD) Nassau County (Fla.) Chapter, Amelia Island, Jan. 9, Col. Terri Coles, USA (Ret) Cumberland Valley (Pa.) Chapter, Carlisle, Jan. 10, Col. Charles Ander- son, USMC (Ret), BoD Northeast Florida Chapter, Jackson- ville, Jan. 10, Col. Terri Coles, USA (Ret) Florida Council of Chapters and Chapter Leaders Workshop, Orlando, Jan. 12-13, Col. Terri Coles, USA (Ret) Greater Granbury (Texas) Chapter, Jan. 16, Col. Bob Certain, USAFR (Ret), BoD Triangle (N.C.) Chapter, Raleigh, Jan. 17, MOAA President and CEO Lt. Gen. Dana T. Atkins, USAF (Ret) Mesilla Valley (N.M.) Chapter, Las Cruces, Jan. 17, Cmdr. John Chernoski, USN (Ret), BoD Baldwin County (Ala.) Chapter, Fairhope, Jan. 18, Col. Terri Coles, USA (Ret) Mountain Empire (Tenn.) Chapter, Johnson City, Jan. 20, Col. Terri Coles, USA (Ret) Cumberland Trace (Ky.) Chapter, Bowling Green, MOAA President and CEO Lt. Gen. Dana T. Atkins, USAF (Ret) Greater Shoals (Ala.) Chapter, Florence, Jan. 25, Brig. Gen. Velma Richardson, USA (Ret), BoD Sumner (Tenn.) Chapter, Gallatin, Jan. 25, MOAA President and CEO Lt. Gen. Dana T. Atkins, USAF (Ret) Bluegrass (Ky.) Chapter, Lexington, Jan. 26, MOAA President and CEO Lt. Gen. Dana T. Atkins, USAF (Ret)


PHOTO: COURTESY LT. COL. KATHRYN MEYERS, USAFR (RET)


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