Internship at Naval Shipyard Helps Wounded Warrior Prepare for Second Career

With his discharge approaching, and wounded warriors facing double digit unemployment nationwide, John Edmonson had already spent months searching for an employer that would hire a transitioning Service member who had sustained a traumatic brain injury and a broken arm, face, and back.

With the help of his non-medical care manager in Safe Harbor, the Navy’s wounded warrior program, John found his way into an innovative wounded warrior employment program operated by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).  It matches wounded warriors with internships that build on their existing skills and expand their professional skills to prepare them for employment after discharge.  John was placed in an internship with the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.

To find out how things turned out, read John’s story on Navy.mil.

Warrior Games logoJohn will be participating in the 2011 Warrior Games next week in Colorado Springs. You’ll be able to follow the games on the Warrior Care blog.

WWCTP is building on the NAVSEA wounded warrior employment program with it’s new Education and Employment Initiative pilot program, or E2I. Watch this blog for more information.