I received a press release from the Texas Workforce Commission earlier this week about a new veteran’s program in the state of Texas. The state of Texas recently introduced a new program for veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).
More information about the Texas Veteran’s Leadership Program:
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has launched a major initiative designed to assist veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. With the support of Governor Perry, the Texas Veterans Leadership Program (TVLP) will lead the nation in welcoming veterans home the right way as they transition to civilian life.
The Texas Veterans Leadership Program is modeled after the Vietnam Veterans Leadership program, established when TWC Chairman Tom Pauken was director of ACTION under President Reagan. That program involved successful Vietnam Veterans helping their fellow veterans who were unemployed or underemployed, or who had lingering problems associated with their Vietnam experience.
The State Director of our returning veterans initiative is retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Jason Doran, who was awarded the Silver Star for Bravery in Iraq and is author of I Am My Brother’s Keeper.
The Texas Veterans Leadership Program recruited 28 OIF/OEF veterans as local Veterans Resource and Referral Specialists to provide veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan with employment and training services, readjustment issues, family problems and any other issues facing veterans and their families. They are stationed in workforce centers in each Local Workforce Development Board areas while working closely with workforce center staff and the local staff of the Texas Veterans Commission.
If you are in the state of Texas and have recently separated and are looking for employment, I recommend going to the Texas Workforce Commission. There are a great group of people who are working to help you get a good job. Thank you for your service to our great nation!