Overheard

Jim Lorraine on the value of upskilling

By WorkingNation Editorial Team
September 24, 2019

Jim Lorraine, president and CEO of America’s Warrior Partnership, talks about joining the Air Force as a nurse officer and how that affected his career path. When he retired from the military, he became a federal employee doing the same thing, and he feels strongly about the value of keeping your skills up no matter how much experience you have.

Jim served as Founding Director of the United States Special Operations Command Care Coalition (USSOCOM), a wounded warrior advocacy organization supporting more than 4,000 wounded, ill, or injured and their families. He was also Special Assistant for Warrior & Family Support to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. While there, he created a strategy document for Chairman’s “Sea of Goodwill” concept.

Jim has testified to both the United States House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees regarding the future and potential of veterans programs. Additionally, he is an advisory board member for the Ranger Lead the Way Fund and the Lone Survivor Foundation.

Organized by America’s Warrior Partnership, the Warrior Community Integration Symposium is an opportunity to share best practices, find innovative solutions, and form new collaborative partnerships to better help the veterans in their communities address the work challenges they sometimes encounter when making the transition to civilian life.

WorkingNation set up its cameras at the Symposium and interviewed the speakers and attendees about the important issue of helping veterans deal with workforce challenges. You can follow the conversation on our social media under the hashtag #WorkingNationOverheard.

Read more about the event here.

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