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Femi Olamolu – Army Veteran Senior Technology Solutions Manager


Of our 2019 hires,

10% were veterans.

Robert Adair - Manager, Network Services

The company is filled with veterans, so networking is usually as simple as reaching out.

Robert Adair — Manager, Network Services

Jason Porter - Senior Vice President Strategic Planning

At AT&T, you can do almost anything you want. I loved the opportunity to see and do many things.

Jason Porter — Senior Vice President of FirstNet

community impact

In communities all across the country, we’re supporting the work being done for veterans, their families and their careers. And we’re proud to be part of these missions in whatever way we can, offering both our resources and abilities.

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NPower is connecting veterans to training opportunities, mentors, soft skills coaching, job placement and more. In 2018, our contribution helped them reach nearly 370 under-resourced veterans and their spouses who are growing their careers in tech.

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Job Advisor Sessions

We’re making it easier for veterans to get the information they need when launching a civilian career. With our Job Advisor Session events, we’re providing the chance to meet with our Veteran Advisors to learn more about our opportunities and culture.

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transition timeline

Transitioning to civilian life can be overwhelming. That’s why we made a timeline to point you in the right direction. Think of it as your mission itinerary for a successful start to your civilian career.

Before you join the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), there are a few things you’ll want to consider, like where you want to live or if you’ll be going back to school full time. It’s also important to know how you can translate your military skills to a civilian career.

Even with the best preparation, plans change – and that’s OK. Stay focused on your goals and use this guide to keep yourself on track based on how far out you are from separation.

  • Learn about the GI Bill and Tuition Assistance benefits
  • If you’re interested, decide on a degree and research colleges
  • Make an appointment with your local Transition Counselor
  • Review your Pre-Separation Checklist (DD-2648)
  • Attend a TAP Workshop
  • Develop an Individual Transition Plan
  • Begin your job search
  • Learn about Military Friendly Employers and their military engagement, recruiting, support efforts and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
  • If you plan to go to school, consider taking CLEP exams to get your general education requirements
  • Get your Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET)
  • Develop your personal and professional network. For example, LinkedIn has resources, organizations and webinars – plus, it’s a great source for career opportunities
  • Learn about resume tools like the Skills Translator
  • Assess your need for employment assistance programs
  • Start drafting your resume
  • Start applying for jobs
  • Prepare for your new civilian career’s dress code
  • Learn about the Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP)
  • Get to know your future hometown
  • Focus on the companies you’d like to work for and their goals, history and culture
  • Get a copy of your military service and medical records for the VA
  • Your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) is your most important document – always have multiple certified copies in a fireproof place
  • Continue to network and stay involved on LinkedIn and other social sites

AT&T Veterans EG

For veterans and non-veterans alike, the AT&T Veterans Employee Group (EG) is where people with a passion for serving those who served can come together. Since 1983, they’ve grown to a network of more than 10,000 strong, helping each other advance both personally and professionally.

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Inside our ranks

There’s even more to the story of AT&T veterans. Find out how they’re sharing their perspectives and growing their careers.

Beyond the Mission for US Veterans

Going Beyond for U.S. Veterans

We’re proud to reach our goal of hiring 20,000 veterans and veteran family members by 2020. Rest assured, we’re not planning on stopping the momentum anytime soon.

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Putting military training to work

JoHanna Martinez transferred her skills and perspective as a Marine into her role as our Military Talent Attraction Manager.

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