The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) hosted its fourth annual job fair in Arlington on June 5.
Around 45 employers from across the country tabled for members of the military that are in transition, army civilians that are in transition, and their family members.
“This is such a great talent pool to draw from because these soldiers and their family members have leadership and volunteering [experience],” said Ret. Lieutenant General Patricia McQuistion. “They know how to follow orders, but they’re self-motivating they’re just wonderful employees to have.”
“We began with the very first career fair. We’ve not missed one so far,” said Rhonda Sutton, executive assistant for Quantum Research International, who traveled from Huntsville, Alabama. “The resumes that we receive are high quality; incredibly skilled, educated people.”
AUSA is a nonprofit that was created in 1950 to educate, inform and connect members in the Army and beyond about the importance of supporting service members.