March 22, 2018

The Interview Project: Scott Eshom - Private Wealth Advisor at Goldman Sachs & Co.

Scott Eshom offers some thoughts to consider when a post service military veteran seeks civilian professional roles. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Scott served for 10 years in the US Army, completing his career as a Special Forces Officer/Green Beret. In this role, he served as a strategic adviser to senior US and foreign executives and managed crisis response activities and relationships throughout the Middle East. Scott serves on the Board of Directors of the MOAA Foundation and volunteers with several other Veteran Service Organizations while supporting French cultural exchange activities for his community.

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March 12, 2018

The Interview Project: Emily McMahan - Executive Director at Capitol Post & Bunker Labs DC

Emily McMahan is proud to work with military veterans and their spouses to find their stride in business within the Washington DC region. She offers her thoughts from her own experience of transitioning into the professional civilian life after serving with the U.S Army as a military police officer.

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March 5, 2018

The Interview Project: Chip Colbert - Managing Director, SBD Advisors; CEO at Starfish Leadership; Executive Director, The Fully Charged Institute

Chip Colbert shares thoughts from his own experience of transitioning into the civilian world after an exceptional career with the U.S. Army. Chip Colbert is the CEO of Starfish Leadership and Executive Director of The Fully Charged Institute and has a passion for helping leaders cultivate inspired teams. His professional background includes organizational change leadership development, engagement and well-being, executive coaching, strategic planning, and risk mitigation.

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February 18, 2018

COMMIT partners with VETTED in Austin, TX in Pursuing Your Purpose

COMMIT partnered with VETTED last weekend on February 16th and 17th to offer COMMIT’s two day transition mentoring workshop to VETTED’s Veteran Accelerated Management Program. Participants were selected by VETTED. VETTED's Veteran Accelerated Management Program targets transitioning service members and post 9/11 Veterans and is a 7-month program split into a 5-month distance education and 2-month residence education module, with two capstone projects followed by Industry Placement or Small Business start-up assistance.

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Austin Feb'18 Workshop w VETTED

February 15, 2018

The COMMIT Foundation is Hiring for a Data Analytics Manager!

The organization seeks a Data Analytics Manager as a full-time key member of the staff and leadership team.

For more information, please download the attached Job Description (PDF).

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to:

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February 14, 2018

COMMIT partners with The Station Foundation in Bozeman, MT in TrAC - Transition Azimuth Check

COMMIT was honored to hold a mentoring workshop for transitioning service members and veterans at TrAC in partnership with The Station Foundation. The workshop provides the opportunity for select veterans to meet with mentors to establish clear career goals and strategies for a successful transition. COMMIT believes in the power of mentorship and knows that just one story from an inspirational leader can be life changing.

TrAC provides a unique workshop for Special Operations veterans and spouses to participate in a setting within a remote location in southwest Montana. The workshop, staffed by Special Operations veterans, business leaders, and transition experts, guides participants through their lives of service, the difficult decisions surrounding transition, and the challenging landscape of returning to the civilian sector. Through a mix of outdoor activities, conversations, and guided solution-focused processes, participants learn what it means to enjoy a healthy transition, find purpose beyond uniform, and create meaningful impact in their personal lives, families, and community.

Service Members additionally worked closely with The COMMIT Foundation to harness the power of networks and relationships. Participants spend two days with highly experienced professionals creating networks and opening doors. The workshops focus on goal-setting, life’s decision points, potential career paths, and are powerful sessions that reinforce integrity, family, and the passionate pursuit of a meaningful career.

Upon completion, participants receive individual transition support for up to twelve months, further preparing for purpose-driven lives beyond uniform.

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Bozeman, MT

February 9, 2018

The Interview Project: Emily Miller - Senior Customer Success Manager, Public Sector at Dataminr and Co-Founder of Rumi Spice

Emily Miller shares her own experience of moving into the civilian world after a relatively short but exceptional career in the Army. Emily is a Social Entrepreneur, Combat Veteran, and LGBTQ Advocate. As a co-founder of Rumi, a social enterprise that imports premium saffron directly from Afghan farmers, Emily seeks to create positive change in Afghanistan with an emphasis on economic empowerment and human rights. Emily additionally serves on the board of Dog Brewing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works with Gold Star Families to build and support the legacies of the fallen.

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February 5, 2018

The COMMIT Foundation Welcomes Two New Directors to the Team

Matt Hayden (Director of Online Programs and Content) joins The COMMIT Foundation as a result of his own journey through military transition and desire to support a high-impact team that serves the Veteran community. Matt has over 13 years of active service to the U.S. Army with multiple tours to both Iraq and Afghanistan as an AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter pilot. He continues to serve with the Army Reserve as an Adjunct Professor of Military Science at The Ohio State University. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is completing his Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from NMSU.

Jake (Director of Workshops) joins The COMMIT Foundation to continue pursuing his passion of service to the transitioning Veteran community. Deploying twice as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army and after almost six years active duty service, Jake brings 10+ years of experience to the COMMIT team having held various technical project and program management roles in the defense, technology, and management consulting industries. Most recently, Jake led the marketing and recruiting efforts in California for a nationally based non-profit organization that provides free IT training programs to Veterans and Military Spouses. He holds an MBA from Seattle University and a B.S. in Information Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy.

Please visit our "About" section to learn more about the rest of the COMMIT team:

January 31, 2018

Anne Meree Craig shares her story of starting The COMMIT Foundation with Beyond the Uniform

"Anne Meree Craig shares her story of starting The Commit Foundation, which is a fantastic and free resource to help veterans get where they want to go… just a whole lot faster. They take a very individual approach with each veteran with whom they work, and tailor their approach to help instill veterans with information, confidence, and imagination. Having worked with so many veterans over the years, Anne Meree has some fantastic advice for listeners about interviews - it’s some of the best advice on this subject I’ve had on the show."

- Justin Nassiri of Beyond the Uniform in Episode BTU#154

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January 29, 2018

The COMMIT Foundation Receives Multi-Year Gift from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation

The COMMIT Foundation is honored to announce a multi-year gift from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation. The gift is in support of COMMIT’s mission to serve exceptional American servicemembers as they transition out of uniform to pursue personal and professional purpose.

The Clark Foundation investment will enable COMMIT to expand services and more deeply impact our program participants. COMMIT will increase the number of Transition Workshops facilitated nationwide with plans to empower local ecosystems by partnering with like-minded Veteran Service Organizations.

Support from the Foundation will also allow us to invest in technology solutions to bring COMMIT’s effective programs to a broader audience, and further enable COMMIT staff, mentors, and coaches to strengthen the delivery and impact of COMMIT’s One on One Transition Assistance services.

“COMMIT is honored to have an incredible partner in the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation. The Clark Family has an extraordinary track record of connecting effort with opportunity and giving people a sense of purpose and community. COMMIT and Clark are aligned in these goals and we look forward to making the Clark Family proud by reinvesting our nation’s finest into the fabric of this great country.”

– Anne Meree Craig, Executive Director, The COMMIT Foundation.

The COMMIT Foundation creates tailored transition solutions for top veteran talent and reaches veterans across the Nation through high-impact workshops and One on One Transition Assistance programs. Programs are designed to meet each participating veteran where they are in their unique journey, and address the challenges and goals of individuals.

The A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation seeks out grantees who build practical, immediate and concrete connections between effort and opportunity — from scholarships for engineering students, to better schools for DC’s children to veteran reintegration programs. The Clark Foundation targets its support of the veteran community to help veterans navigate the transition from military to civilian life, investing in their education, employment, family, health/wellness and sense of purpose.

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