Photos from the 2017 Veteran’s Energy Seminar, by Matt Fleming, USMC Veteran

Program Highlights

Veterans in Energy Workforce Panel

Discussion about the transition from the military to energy industry and what working in energy means to continued service to the country.

Strengthening Our Future Energy Security

Discussion on adoption of advanced energy solutions to diversify the U.S. economy, increase resilience & reliability, and mitigate the global impacts of climate change. 

Global Energy Challenges Lecture

Climate change as a national security threat, cyber and physical infrastructure vulnerabilities, US government priorities, military preparedness, strategy, and operational energy analysis



Robert Kraynak, US Navy

"The Veterans Energy Seminar was a great opportunity to hear in-depth, expert opinion on the energy challenges that our nation - and the world - faces. More importantly, it provided specific insight for veterans on how we can look at these challenges as opportunities for service and impact. I left the seminar feeling engaged & motivated and with some fantastic contacts in the energy industry who were willing to share their time with me."

Jon Gillis, USMC

"After leaving the Marine Corps in June 2017, I knew I wanted to go into energy, but had never interacted with the private sector before. The Veteran's Energy Seminar connected me to a host of established veterans-turned-energy professionals who volunteered to help with my resume, talk about their own career paths, and connect me to others in the field. I also learned a tremendous amount about energy security and energy economics. I couldn't recommend the seminar more"

Edel Travieso, USAF

"The Veteran’s Energy Seminar really connected the dots and put the issues of climate change and energy security front and center. I appreciated the in-depth analysis and quality of presenters that shared real world information and current events. I appreciate the no-nonsense, fact-driven dialogue that not only focused on the problem but also the solutions and allowed the audience to engage with the presenters and each other. I'm looking forward to the next Veteran’s Energy Seminar"

Brad Jordan, US Army

"The Veteran’s Energy Seminar provided a great day full of interesting and relevant information for veterans in or interested in the energy industry. As a veteran, it was nice to be around others like me that are engaged in the same type of work. I look forward to next year's event."

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