Fort Drum

“I am looking forward to my transition out of the military and hungry to do something different. The notion of being an O2O graduate who employer partners want is exciting. I am appreciative for being given this opportunity while on active duty to train, study and develop, so that I may thrive in the next phase of my career.”
Ian Baker, U.S. Army
Track: IT (Computer Technology Fundamentals and Operating Systems)

Soldiers in training exercise at Fort Drum.

Fort Drum

Onward to Opportunity empowers highly qualified transitioning service members and their families with the specific skills and proficiencies required to excel in growing industries. The O2O Program at Fort Drum offers two career tracks: Information Technology and Business Management. Your journey will begin with two and a half days of face-to-face classroom training and facilitation that includes the two-day “Onward to Your Career!” course and the half-day foundation’s course in a learning pathway of your choosing. Once completed, candidates will begin online coursework. Service members, with Battalion Commander Authority, will complete online training the following 6-10 weeks in a classroom setting during the service member’s duty day.

While you complete your coursework, you will also participate in mixer/networking events with our National Employer Partners to hone your personal marketing techniques and skills. O2O candidates work one-on-one with a HHUSA Veteran Transition Specialist (VTS) to complete their resume, prepare for and secure job interviews.

Interested? Please contact us below or get started here!

Disclaimer: Some installations do not offer all possible coursework. Please contact the installation team to learn of any restrictions.

As a participant in this program, you will leave with the following:

  • Enhanced resume
  • Industry-specific certification
  • Enhanced Professional Network
  • Career Coaching
  • Interview Matching


  • Cohort 12 – July 15, 2019
  • Cohort 13 – September 30, 2019

Renee Storrs

O2O Program Coordinator
Bldg 10720, Room B2-3, Mount Belvedere Blvd.
Fort Drum, NY 13602

Joanna Habermann

O2O Program Manager
Bldg 10720, Room B2-4, Mount Belvedere Blvd.
Fort Drum, NY 13602

Interested in taking a class?

Our Mission: Empower qualified transitioning service members and military families with the specific skills, certifications, and training required to start successful civilian careers in growing industries. Onward to Opportunity connects hiring employers to veteran talent that is prepared to meet current, real-time labor market needs.


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