Our Vision

To enable all veterans, service members, and military spouses to reach their full potential in the workplace.

Our Mission

We prepare America's veterans, service members, and military spouses for meaningful careers, provide them with employment resources and expertise, protect their employment rights, and promote their employment opportunities.

Our Values

Integrity, Commitment, Respect, Excellence and Innovation.

Our Priorities

  1. Getting the military to civilian employment transition right.  
  2. Leveraging partnerships to maximize employment outcomes.
  3. Promoting and advancing equity, inclusion and accessibility for underserved communities.

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Last Updated March 2024

Veteran Florence Cruz poses with her framed promotion picture.

About Our Hero Image

Florence Cruz, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, holds a photo of her parents, both of whom were federal civilians at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, pinning on her new rank during a promotion ceremony from her time as a military member in the nursing career field.

Cruz served from March 1980 to October 1999 and continued her civilian career as a disease management nurse and patient educator responsible for teaching patients how to manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma and others.​

She is one of many veterans that has served as a civilian on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Maki)​