U.S. Chamber Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes Launches Military Spouse Fellowship Program in San Diego

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 2:30pm

WASHINGTON, DC —The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes, in collaboration with Booz Allen Hamilton, announced the launch of the Military Spouse Fellowship Program (MSFP) in San Diego, CA.

The program will place 25 military spouses with host companies for a six-week immersive fellowship.

“This initiative will put spouses back to work, eliminate gaps in resumes, and allow employers to see first-hand how a military spouse can impact change within a company,” said Eric Eversole, president of Hiring Our Heroes and vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Hiring Our Heroes matches fellowship candidates with participating companies based on the specific skills of the candidate and the preferences of both parties. The professional development and direct connection to local employers offered through the program enables military spouses to build their networks and gain job experience. By hosting a fellow, San Diego employers gain access to highly skilled talent with diverse experience. 

“Booz Allen is proud to support Hiring Our Heroes’ Military Spouse Corporate Fellowship Program,” said Jennie Brooks, a Senior Vice President in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Global Defense Group.  “More than half of our employees in San Diego are military-affiliated and many are military spouses. We see the positive impact created when military families have two stable incomes. These fellowships create real opportunities for military spouses to be seen and valued by companies. We encourage all employers, large and small to participate in this program by sponsoring or hosting a Hiring Our Heroes fellow.”

San Diego is joining cities nationwide in hosting military spouse fellowships in its community. In 2018, 86% of military spouses who completed the program gained meaningful employment.

About Hiring Our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Hiring Our Heroes has helped hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment through more than 1,100 job fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and on military installations overseas; a suite of free online career-based resources; and the Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign; and the Hiring 100,000 Military Spouses campaign.

About Booz Allen Hamilton

For more than 100 years, business, government, and military leaders have turned to Booz Allen Hamilton to solve their most complex problems. They trust us to bring together the right minds: those who devote themselves to the challenge at hand, who speak with relentless candor, and who act with courage and character. They expect original solutions where there are no roadmaps. They rely on us because they know that—together—we will find the answers and change the world.

We solve the most difficult management and technology problems through a combination of consulting, analytics, digital solutions, engineering, and cyber expertise. With global headquarters in McLean, Virginia, our firm employs more than 26,400 people globally, and had revenue of $6.7 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2019. To learn more, visit www.boozallen.com. (NYSE: BAH)

About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future