Navy Region Northwest and Joint Base Lewis-McChord

“I feel very blessed to be among the first graduates of the O2O program. I can’t thank the IVMF at Syracuse University, and the Schultz Family Foundation enough. This opportunity to learn a practical skill, earn a certification to accompany my real-world job experience, while connecting with employers who are actively seeking us…is incredible. O2O makes me want to be a success story in the financial sector because the program is amazing and deserves as much.”
Folami Fitzgerald, U.S. Marine Corps Spouse
Track: Customer Service Excellence

Airmen cleaning jet on aircraft carrier.

 Navy Region Northwest and Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Onward to Opportunity at Navy Region Northwest and 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


  • Application Deadline: October 4th, 2019
  • Program Start Date: October 15th, 2019
  • Application Deadline: January 3rd, 2020
  • Program Start Date: January 14th, 2020
  • Application Deadline: February 28th, 2020
  • Program Start Date: March 10th, 2020
  • Application Deadline: May 1st, 2020
  • Program Start Date: May 12th, 2020
  • Application Deadline: July 31st, 2020
  • Program Start Date: August 11th, 2020
  • Application Deadline: October 2nd, 2020
  • Program Start Date: October 13th, 2020


angela condon

O2O Program Coordinator
Northwest Region

Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Bldg 3271, Room 115, 2nd Division Drive, JBLM, WA 98433

Benjamin Dufay

Benjamin Dufay
O2O Program Manager
Northwest Region

Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Bldg 3271, Room 114, JBLM, WA 98433

Interested in 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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