Overheard

Matt Louis on transition from military to civilian life

By WorkingNation Editorial Team
September 25, 2019

Matt Louis is one of the nation’s leading experts in career transition for veterans and public service professionals. He coaches individuals on their transition efforts and advises employers on hiring programs designed to successfully assimilate these valuable talent pools.

Matt mentions how important it was for him to ‘de-program’ when he left the military, and that he needed to up-skill, so he chose graduate school as his way to transition into a civilian career.

Matt is the author of the forthcoming HarperCollins book Mission Transition, a practical guide for veterans in transition and their employers. Matt serves as the veteran Transition Assistance officer for his West Point class.

He is also the co-chair of the Cincinnati MyVA Community Veterans Engagement Board, serves on the board of the Tristate Veterans Community Alliance in Cincinnati, and actively serves several other veteran collaboratives around the country.

Check out Matt’s book “Mission Transition” here and learn more about him: https://matthewjlouis.com

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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