Military Transitioning Event Grows at RBFCU
LIVE OAK (Jan. 31, 2019) – The commander of the largest joint base post in the U.S. armed forces helped kick off an important military career transitioning event at Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union. Brigadier General Laura Lenderman, commander at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA), commended participants in the USO Pathfinder/Onward To Opportunity Graduation and Career Development Workshop at the RBFCU Auditorium.
“It’s an honor to see how Military City USA cares for veterans,” Brigadier General Lenderman said. “It’s not always this way across the country.
“This program available here today is about connecting our veterans with that next step; it’s about connecting with a passion, not just the next paycheck.”
More than 150 registrants who were looking to advance their careers beyond their honored military service received recognition for the training they already have done and got to work on more skills that will help them with the next step.
“We want to thank Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union for hosting us today, and thank you for the way you treat our veterans,” Brigadier General Lenderman said.
The transition workshop activities included presentations on subjects such as resume skills, best practices with social media platforms relating to job searches and networking, job-fair readiness and other helpful practices. Key RBFCU staff members made presentations during the workshop.
“Randolph-Brooks owes so much to the military,” RBFCU President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher O’Connor said. “It’s the foundation of our credit union, and the foundation of so many large credit unions in the United States. We are happy to have you here and glad that you have these programs available to you for your next step.”
Expect this program to grow. According to Col. Sam Fiol, commander of the 502nd Air Base Wing JBSA, there were 10 enrollees in this event in 2016. He said it’s grown to about 170 people now.
“I’m not one to stand for mediocrity,” Col. Fiol said. “We have great plans to make this bigger and better.”
Established in 1952, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial cooperative whose mission is to improve members’ economic well-being and quality of life. With assets exceeding $9 billion, RBFCU serves more than 750,000 members from more than 55 branch locations throughout Texas.