Joint Base Lewis-McChord

“This [O2O] training has given me good exposure to different tools that can be used to maintain excellent customer service. As I seek to obtain employment as a supply chain analyst and eventually work my way up towards a senior management position in a Fortune 500 company, I am honored to be a graduate of a program that has brought things to life for me. Onward to Opportunity is spearheading something bigger and better for me and my fellow service members and their families.”
Alexander Vicente, U.S. Army
Track: Customer Service Excellence

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Onward to Opportunity – formerly known as the Veteran Career Transition Program – at Joint Base Lewis-McChord offers two career tracks: Information Technology and Business Management. Your journey will begin with a 6 week Onward to Your Career course including an Industry Foundations course in a learning pathway of your choosing. The classroom portion is supplemented with 6-12 weeks of online coursework to earn an industry certification.

While you complete your certification coursework, you will also participate in mixer/networking events with our National Employer Partners to hone your personal marketing techniques and skills. This is a great way to gain inside perspective on careers in the private sector while introducing yourself to companies who are looking to hire O2O graduates. Additionally, our National Partner Hire Heroes USA will also help to build your resume and prepare you for 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 16 – May 14, 2019
  • Cohort 17 – August 13, 2019
  • Cohort 18 – October 15, 2019

Benjamin Dufay

O2O Program Manager
Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Bldg 3271, Room 115, 2nd Division Drive
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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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