Marines


Latest Articles
Photo Information

Dakota Meyer, retired sergeant and Medal of Honor recipient, speaks to Marines in Sergeants Course aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., as part of the Hiring our Heroes March 22, 2017. Hiring Our Heroes, a program created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, was launched in 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities. Meyer earned the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ganjgal on September 8, 2009, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Natalia Cuevas)

Photo by Lance Cpl. Natalia Cuevas

Retired Sgt. Dakota Meyer teaches Hiring Our Heroes

22 Mar 2017 | Lance Cpl. Natalia Cuevas Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

Dakota Meyer, retired sergeant and Medal of Honor recipient, visited the Combat Center, March 22, as part of his Hiring Our Heroes Tour.

Meyer received the Medal of Honor for his actions on Sept. 8, 2009, during the Battle of Ganjgal in Afghanistan. Meyer works with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s “Hiring Our Heroes” initiative and Toyota to advocate for employment opportunities for veterans.

The Combat Center was one of Meyer’s many stops on the tour. While aboard the installation, he spoke to Marines in Sergeants Course about transitioning out of the military and into civilian jobs.

As part of the initiative, Meyer attends hiring fairs, leads workshops and talks to employers to help veterans and transitioning service members market their military experience to civilian employers. The Combat Center was one of several military installations Meyer is slated to visit.

More Media

Unit News Search

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram  Follow us on LinkedIn

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms