Public Affairs

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (April 28, 2022) Fort Leonard Wood Transition Assistance Program is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Hiring Our Heroes to host a Career Summit at 8 a.m. May 12 at Nutter Field House.

The career summit is a specialized event designed to educate, inspire and connect service members, veterans, military spouses and caregivers with military-ready employers. All service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, are invited.

More than 35 employers are expected to participate and many will be prepared to interview and hire potential employees. Companies participating in the event range from America’s largest employers to many smaller companies from across the region.

The event will include workshops ranging from career planning to using digital networking sites such as LinkedIn to resume writing and interviewing. The day will conclude with a career fair.

The Hiring Our Heroes career summit will help Soldiers preparing to leave the military and those who expect to stay in the military to make connections and understand the opportunities that exist for them and their families.

Service members, veterans and military spouses should pre-register for the career summit at For more information, call 573.596.0175.

Media interested in covering the May 12 career summit should contact the Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office at or 573.563.4145 by 3 p.m. May 10.


About Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post 80 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains nearly 80,000 military and civilians each year.

Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer School; U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School; and the U.S. Army Military Police School. In addition to training engineer, CBRN and military police specialties for the Army, Fort Leonard Wood also provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.

Fort Leonard Wood also hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps Detachment and Air Force Squadron on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.

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