Soldier for Life Program Visits TMC
On April 5, 2017, TMC was privileged to get a visit from two officers responsible for the Central Region for the Army’s Soldier for Life Program.
One of the functions of this program is to assist transitioning veterans who are looking to enter a civilian career. They offer an online site that provides resources such as e-based learning tools and connections to career opportunities. The program was started by the U.S. Army in July 2012, designed to help military service members to leave the Army “career ready”. Soldiers for Life Centers are being set up on posts, camps, and stations to educate soldiers and their families of their options and to help them plan.
John Heine, TMC’s Military/Veteran Recruiting Manager, attends hiring events geared for military service members, put on by organizations like Soldier for Life Program and Hiring our Heroes. As these agencies work to help service members secure careers before they even leave the military, John reaches out to make them aware of what TMC has to offer. John says, “Ultimately my goal is to help them find a new career with TMC, which is a veteran-friendly company”.
Stephen J. Canonico, Master Sergeant, U.S. Army and Jon K. Sowards, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, toured TMC’s Training Center in Des Moines, IA. They were able to meet and speak with several recently transitioned soldiers who were attending TMC’s Orientation. During the tour, they were able to see how TMC sets up new drivers for success by providing all the training they need to enter a new career with confidence. With TMC’s performance-based pay structure, drivers have an opportunity to earn the same level of pay as a tenured driver. Military personnel are in general a good fit with TMC due in part to the high standards and well-structured environment that is TMC’s core.
From left to right: Jon K. Sowards, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army; Duane Boswell, Special Projects Manager, Driver Recruiting; Cheryl Freauff, VP Driver Recruiting; Stephen J. Canonico, Master Sergeant, U.S. Army
Army’s Soldier for Life Program Mission Statement
“Soldier for Life connects Army, governmental, and community efforts to facilitate successful reintegration of our Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families in order to keep them Army Strong and instill their values, ethos, and leadership within communities.”