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attendees from the 2018 veterans success workshop

The Department of Energy tops many civilian Federal agencies in hiring veterans who make up 38 percent of the current DOE workforce, exceeded its goals for veteran hiring and retention for both FY 2017 and FY 2018. What’s more, the sensitive nature and often highly technical mission and workforce needs of the Department translate, at least in part, to the needs of energy related companies across the industry.

Veterans@Energy

The Department of Energy is fortunate to count many dedicated former service members among its ranks. Veterans dedicated to the Department's overarching mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.

Rizwan “Riz” Shah
Rizwan “Riz” Shah: Organizational Culture Advisor, Environment, Health, Safety and Security
Energy Vets 2018 hydrogen fuel cell
DOE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office hosts a Veterans@Energy Ride, Drive and Learn Event
Served and Still Serving
Secretary Rick Perry honors Veterans around the country who served and thanks Veterans in the U.S. Department of Energy workforce that continue to serve their country.

Veterans@Energy News

Secretary Perry to Give Keynote Address at Veterans in Energy Forum and Deliver Closing Keynote Remarks at Energy Exports Week Event
September 10, 2019
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will give the keynote address and participate in a Q&A with veterans at the 2019 Veterans in Energy Forum.
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EnergyVets Honor the Fallen
July 18, 2019
EnergyVets performed a tradition known as the Fallen Comrade Table.
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Coming Together to Empower Veterans and Prevent Suicide
July 12, 2019
The full strengths of the federal government are being brought to bear on this challenge. But even more is needed.
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Military Appreciation Month: Berkeley Lab’s Michael Johnson
May 23, 2019
Mike Johnson's service in the military has helped pave the way for a rewarding career at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
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Call to Action: How the Military Draft Earned This Navy Vet a Long Career in Nuclear
May 21, 2019
Argonne National Laboratory researcher Roger Blomquist was drafted into the Vietnam War, setting up a long career in nuclear.
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Wounded Veterans, Mobility Impaired Hunters Take Part in SRS Turkey Hunt
April 16, 2019
The Savannah River Site recently hosted the Annual Ultimate Turkey Hunt for wounded military veterans and mobility impaired hunters.
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Military Program Honors Hanford Supervisor for Supporting Citizen Soldier
April 16, 2019
A U.S. Department of Defense program recently honored a Hanford Site supervisor.
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DOE to Host Second Innovation XLab Showcase
January 18, 2019
This XLab is focused on Grid Modernization Technology and will be held in Seattle, Washington.
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OST agent graduates from National Defense University security program
January 17, 2019
An Office of Secure Transportation agent is a new graduate of NDU’s College of International Security Affairs.
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DOE hosts a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Learn, Ride & Drive to Commemorate Veterans Month
December 19, 2018
Representatives of the EnergyVets Resource Group at DOE were able learn more about how fuel cell cars work and hear about the potential of hydrogen.
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Serving Across Energy

Members of the military learn how to install solar panels at a Solar Ready Vets training program at Ft. Carson in Colorado.
Damian Sower, Western Area Power Administration
Damian W. Sower: Western Area Power Administration, Electrical Engineer

I believe we owe veterans that opportunity as well, to be able to further our country’s energy security with veterans who have so faithfully served our country already.

Secretary Rick Perry
14th United States Secretary of Energy

Veterans account for approximately ten percent of workers across energy sectors, higher than the national average of six percent. Many factors may contribute to this trend, including the high-demand for skilled workers; especially workers with knowledge of safety protocols, logistics, and technology deployment, teamwork and leadership experience, and those accustomed to project-driven (mission-oriented) assignments.  You may find additional information about important trends and skill sets for the 21st Century energy workforce in the 2019 U.S. Energy and Employment Report produced by the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) and the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI).

Veterans and members of the U.S. armed forces contribute tremendous talents in serve our country. We honor their commitment and are dedicated to assist veterans and transitioning service members to continue serving their country through meaningful opportunities at the National Laboratories.

Service academy students at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico.
Service academy students at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico.
LLNL High Explosive Application Facility (HEAF)
Members of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory High Explosive Application Facility (HEAF) team.
Office of Secure Transportation
Responsible for the safe and secure transport in the contiguous United States of government-owned special nuclear materials.
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CyberForce Competition

November 15-16, 2019

U.S. Department of Energy's CyberForce Competition - Defending U.S. Energy Infrastructure
Visit the CyberForce Competition website.