Employment Resources for Military Families
October 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDTFree
Ray Milano, Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD).
In his role as Deputy Associate Administrator, Ray assists the OVBD team in formulation, implementation and administration of policies and programs that equip veteran, service member (active duty, National Guard, Reserve), and military spouses with mentoring, training, access to capital, and contracting opportunities.
Eddy Mentzer, Associate Director in the Department of Defense’s Office of Family Readiness Policy with primary responsibility for managing the Department’s Family Readiness and Well-Being policies and programs. These efforts include policy oversight and support to Military Service delivered Family Readiness and Support Programs and the DoD’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) Program.
In this role, Eddy brings the unique blend and perspective of not only a 27 year Federal Career managing military family support programs, but also that of a military spouse and as the parent of a military child.
Eddy leads a team focused on easing the impact of challenges faced by military families including relocation, transition, financial readiness and spouse employment that result from the mobile military lifestyle. These endeavors include management of the Military One Source Spouse Career Counseling Center, My Career Advancement Account Scholarship (MyCAA), the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) and a myriad of other initiatives focused on the well-being of Service members and their families.