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Camp Lejeune Installation Manager | Onward to Opportunity

Amy Taft

Amy Taft

Camp Lejeune Installation Manager | Onward to Opportunity
Camp Lejeune Installation Manager | Onward to Opportunity

Amy Taft

Amy is a highly experienced Supervisor, Manager, Professional Development Trainer, Educator and Project Manager, who inspires others to reach their maximum potential.  Having worked in the public school system, government, and nonprofit sectors, Amy brings a complete package of logistical planning, leadership, and personality that easily establishes personal connections and has the ability to move others as a cohesive unit to the next level.

Most recently as the Marine for Life Regional Manager for the Southeast District, Amy maintained a network across the Southeast Region of the United States to assist transitioning members of the United States Marine Corps.  In this capacity, she oversaw and provided guidance to 19+ part time Marine Reservist that serve as home town links for the network. Amy also served as a liaison for civilian employers and educational institutions who wish to interact with transitioning Marines.  Additionally, Amy provided guidance to civilian companies as requested on Military transferability of skills.  Amy effectively maintained and grew an expanding network of Marines, corporations, small business and educational institutions to create a unified network that employment opportunities, mentorship opportunities and advice on educational pathways.  Amy also served as the primary point of contact for East coast personal and professional development departments for the Marine For Life Network.

In recent years Amy also has served as a TRS Instructor for the Camp Lejeune MCCS.  In this capacity Amy instructed the CORE curriculum for the Transition Readiness Seminar (formerly known as Seps/TAPS) as well as Financial Management Basics, Education and Career Technical Pathway classes.  Areas of instruction include employment, education, vocational/technical, and personal financial management disciplines.  Amy also developed curriculum by identifying competencies and develop an assessment tool, establish and prioritized goals, develop instructional materials for diverse learners and collaborate with other instructors and industry professionals to ensure relevance of lesson plans.  Amy was instrumental in MCCS’s efforts to collaborate with Department of Labor representatives, State and County Veteran’s Administration representatives and other community agencies to ensure service members receive quality and accurate information.

Amy joined the IVMF Team in July 2016 and will undoubtedly develop a first-tier program there in the Camp Lejeune area that will propel the Service Member community onward to meet their employment goals and objectives.