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BY Joel Junker

DoD Skillbridge & the August 2022 Career Conference

I have spoken with many JMOs recently inquiring about the DoD Skillbridge program, how it works, and if it is possible to do the Skillbridge program with Cameron-Brooks.

The short answer is YES! We are an approved provider for the DoD Skillbridge program.

Once officers are approved to do a Skillbridge program, they typically start 8-12 weeks prior to beginning their terminal leave so that they can devote their full attention towards their transition preparation ahead of attending their Career Conference.  As of this blog post, we have nine JMOs attending the August 2022 Career Conference who are participating in Skillbridge through Cameron-Brooks. And another 10 Cameron-Brooks Skillbridge participants are scheduled to attend the November 2022 Career Conference! Follow this link to learn more about the Cameron-Brooks Skillbridge Program.

As we put the finishing touches together in preparation for the August Career Conference, we have a fantastic lineup of companies and opportunities awaiting our candidates this weekend. We expect the average number of interviews to be ~12.3 per candidate. In terms of client companies, we are expecting over 50 hiring groups and 41 distinct companies (five of which are brand new clients) to attend the August Conference. Additionally, we have 32 Cameron-Brooks alumni attending the Conference on behalf of their companies.

Here is a quick sampling of what we have in store for the August candidates:

Sample Industries Include:

Consumer Package Goods (CPG); Consulting;  Healthcare; Robotics; Alternative Energy; Consumer Retail; Lighting & Electric; Crypto Currency; Logistics; Medical Device; Oil & Gas; Communications; Facilities Services; Building Materials; Packaging; Industrial Gases; Professional Services; and many more.

Sample Companies Include:

Abbott Laboratories; Conagra Brands; Academy Sports & Outdoors, Inc.; Schneider National; Enerflex Energy Systems; ASM International; Johnson & Johnson; Boston Scientific; Messer Americas; NextEra Energy; Mars, Inc.; Mondelez International; Love’s Travel Stops; and many more.

Sample Positions Include:

Account Manager; Global Product Support Engineer; Senior Production Supervisor; Business Development Manager; Director of Development; Supply Chain Operations Leader; Associate Brand Manager; EHS Engineer; Facilities Maintenance Supervisor; Group Facility Administrator; Technical Service Engineer; Strategic Operations Manager; Director of Operations; Senior Financial Analyst; Supplier Quality Engineer; IT Consultant; Client Service Operations Manager; Regional Distribution Manager; and many more.

Sample Locations Include:

Chicago, IL; Las Vegas, NV; Boston, MA; Houston, TX; Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Cincinnati, OH; Charlotte, NC; Dallas, TX; Irvine, CA; Greenville, SC; Washington, DC; Memphis, TN; St. Louis, MO; Miami, FL; Tampa, FL; Santa Clara, CA; Seattle, WA; New York City, NY; Grand Rapids, MI; Atlanta, GA; Remote Work; and many more.

If you’d like to learn more about participating in the Career Skillbridge Program through Cameron-Brooks, you can check out one officer’s experience here.

As always, stay tuned until next week. I’ll be back to post the results of the Cameron-Brooks August 2022 Career Conference!


If you are interested in learning more about discovering your best career fit, exploring your options with Cameron-Brooks, or if you’re curious about how to make a successful transition, I encourage you to call us at 210-874-1500! You can also check out our website, YouTube Channel, and follow us on LinkedIn.

Suggested Resources:

The Power of Comparison (A Winning Transition Strategy)

Transition Guides

Defining the JMO Transition