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Transitioning into Civilian Careers

Military leadership experience can set you apart in the civilian workforce. We recognize the value of military leadership skills and can help veterans elevate their post-military careers to the next level.

The “Leadership Development Program for Veterans” is a four-month, highly competitive program offered by world class leadership development experts for veterans transitioning into civilian careers.

Selected applicants will receive transitional training from global leadership development consultants from Exelis Inc. and Korn/Ferry International.
This unique program consists of three interactive days onsite, followed by offsite, online, integrated learning components as well as individual coaching.

Program Eligibility:

Men and women, enlisted or officer backgrounds, on active duty or transitioned out of the military within the last two years.
No age limitation or education level required.
Participants should be committed to fully engaging in the program, with the goal of honing leadership skills for possible leadership opportunities in the civilian sector.

Application Process:

Timeline: Applications are accepted through October 28, 2013.
Acceptance Notification: By November 6, 2013.
Program Dates: The initial onsite kick-off is three-days, January 24-26, 2014. The program will span four months and includes coaching and online, interactive learning activities.
Location: Kick off in Washington, D.C.
Fee: There is no cost for program participation.

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A Shared Mission to Support Veterans
and Next Generation Leaders
The program is presented by Exelis Inc., Korn/Ferry International and Points of Light, who share a mission to improve the lives of veterans and their families. The Exelis Action Corps is the signature volunteer service program for Exelis, a diversified,
top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and services
company. Exelis Action Corps is designed to allow nearly 20,000 Exelis employees to give back to their communities by serving military service members, veterans and their families. Korn/Ferry is one of the world’s top ranked leadership and talent management consulting firms, and assists organizations in identifying and developing their next generation of leaders while building a stronger leadership culture throughout the enterprise. Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, works to serve veterans, military service members and their families through the Community Blueprint, a set of proven tools and practices now used in 50 communities. Together, these three entities meet at the intersection of corporate America, leadership development, and volunteer service with the goal of advancing support to veterans from the war room to the board room.