Fort Carson Leaders, Educators Gather to Discuss Opportunities
Senior leaders from Fort Carson Army Post and administrators from Colorado’s colleges and universities are meeting today to discuss educational opportunities for wounded soldiers, and those preparing to leave the military.
As the Army downsizes–-and more troops come home from Afghanistan– Col. Robert McLaughlin, Garrison Commander of Fort Carson Army Post, says a key focus must be weaving together educational and job placement opportunities for veterans.
“Education, transition, employment, all of this ties together to limit stress on soldiers in transition as we downsize our Army,” he says.
McLaughlin says Fort Carson isn’t leaving military spouses out of the employment picture, either. Last week, Fort Carson Army Post signed a charter agreement with businesses like Home Depot and Lowe’s to give that group access to jobs as well.
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