Employment and Education

A photo of a Navy Safe Harbor enrollee at his new job site.Employment and education assistance is a core component of Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor’s work on behalf of seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen. Their successful transition out of military service depends, in large part, upon whether they can find meaningful employment and continue providing for themselves and their families.

Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor connects its enrollees and their caregivers to a host of education resources and career counseling services, from assisting with job applications, to identifying vocational training opportunities, to sharing direct employer contacts. In addition, Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor serves as a national champion for the hiring of disabled veterans.

For Employers

Would you like to hire a wounded warrior? Or are you looking for resources to assist in doing so? Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor can help.

Please contact the program at navywoundedwarrior@navy.mil; use “Wounded Warrior Hiring” in the subject line of your email. Also, include in your email your full name, address, and telephone number(s). The Employment and Education Coordinator will be in touch with you within one week. In the meantime, please review the resources listed below.

For Sailors and Coast Guardsmen

Are you a wounded warrior looking for employment or education assistance?

Please contact Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor at navywoundedwarrior@navy.mil; use “Request for Employment Support” in the subject line of your email. Also, include in your email your full name, address, and telephone number(s).

The Employment and Education Coordinator will be in touch with you within one week. In the meantime, you may wish to take the following steps:

Step 1: Profile your Skills

While you’re waiting for the Employment Coordinator to contact you, start creating a list of your professional and educational assets using the Skills Profiler, which helps you develop a comprehensive list of your knowledge, skills, and abilities; prepare for interviews; write resumes and cover letters; and explore various career paths and training options.

Step 2: Collect and Complete Paperwork

Step 3: Know your Options

Learn about various education and training options, such as internships, apprenticeships, and professional development opportunities.

Step 4: Access your Education Benefits

Helpful Links

  • From Wounded Warrior to Civilian Employee, a resource developed by the Department of the Navy, provides information on how to successfully support veterans who have transitioned to the civilian workforce.
  • America’s Heroes at Work addresses the employment challenges faced by service members living with traumatic brain injury and/or PTSD.
  • The Department of Defense (DOD) is the largest federal employer of veterans. Learn more about available opportunities  at DODVets.
  • Employer Assistance Resource Network is an organization dedicated to helping employers hire and retain people with disabilities.
  • The Military Spouse Corporate Career Network provides career opportunities and job portability for military spouses and war-wounded service members, as well as their caregivers.
  • Learn about the various issues facing and the resources available to people with disabilities at the Office of Disability Employment Policy.
  • TurboTAP.org has a host of resources for transitioning service members, including a career decision toolkit, monthly webinars, and resources for employers who want to hire veterans.
  • The U.S. Department of Labor’s VETS program provides resources and expertise to assist and prepare veterans for obtaining meaningful careers, maximizing their employment opportunities, and protecting their employment rights.
  • VetSuccess offers tips on job applications, interviews, and resume building.

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