VETERANS & ENERGY ORGANIZATIONS
Veterans In Energy provides transition, retention and professional development support to the growing population of military veterans who have chosen energy careers. National employee resource group with plans to grow a membership platform developed by utility trade associations.
Operation Free is a coalition of veterans and national security experts who believe oil dependence and climate change pose threats to our national security. Advocates for securing America with clean energy. Managed by Truman National Security Project.
GreenVets regenerates men and women who have served in the military for green jobs and green living. Veterans are reintegrated to a healthy lifestyle that focuses on green living and trauma resolution in the built environment, with emphasis on career development for green industry jobs and entrepreneurship. Participants receive on-the-job training for green industry professions by participating in veteran service-oriented projects with best in class, proven community partners. Managed by U.S. Green Building Council.
Vets4Energy is a group of volunteer veterans who continue to serve America as advocates for energy policies to sustain our national security. Partners with Veteran Service Organizations (VSO’s) across the country to deliver the message that Energy Security = National Security. Sponsored by American Energy Forum which is sponsored by American Petroleum Institute.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND PROGRAMS
Power4Vets by IncSys helps vets find the best job openings, and we also help facilitate them for those jobs by providing relevant online coursework, online simulator training, online certification prep work, personal coaching, and individualized job placement assistance
Troops to Energy Jobs guides veterans step-by-step in transferring military training to a new energy job, identifying any additional education and credentials needed, and supporting in the job search. Managed by Center for Energy Workforce Development.
Veterans Energy Pipeline managed by American Petroleum Institute
Solar Ready Vets is an independent program administered by participating military bases, using a variety of tools and partnerships developed during the pilot phase while it was administered by The Solar Foundation (More information from DOE here: LINK)
NEPTUNE Microgrid Boot Camp at Arizona State University The microgrid boot camp is a 40-hour intensive, all-inclusive approach to microgrid education focusing on infrastructure basics
Veterans in Global Leadership, DC-based fellowship
VETERAN STATS AND STORIES
“Energy Jobs for Our Heroes Act 2018” (Jun 2018)
“Leveraging Veteran Talent: The Opportunity for the Clean Energy Industry” DOE EERE (Nov 2014)
“Energy Education and Training: A Matter of Operational Necessity” DOE EERE (Jul 2014)
ENERGY SECURITY CHALLENGES
“National Security and the Threat of Climate Change,” The CNA Corporation (2007)
“2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap,” Department of Defense (2014)
“National Security Implications of Climate-Related Risks and a Changing Climate,” Department of Defense (2015)
“Energy, Society and Science: The Fifty Year Scenario,” University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Energy Initiative (2014)
Hackers Gain Direct Access to US Power Grid Controls,” Wired (Sep 2017)
“A Cyberattack on the U.S. Power Grid,” Council on Foreign Relations (Apr 2017)
"Power Begins at Home: Assured Energy for U.S. Military Bases," Pew Charitable Trust (2017)
“U.S. Power Infrastructure: A Broken Framework and Vulnerable Grid,” Global Association of Risk Professionals (Nov 2016)
“Economics and National Security: Issues and Implications for U.S. Policy,” Congressional Research Service (Jan 2011)