San Diego Distinguished Candidate Hiring Conference

Hire Top Military Leaders through our National Event in San Diego, California

Orion's client companies regularly hire Military Leaders through our Distinguished Candidate Conferences, with 30% of companies making multiple hires.

Orion's Distinguished Candidate Conferences enable you to develop a strong pipeline of future leaders and foster strategic organizational growth. Our Distinguished Candidates are carefully selected and represent the very top tier of Military Leaders transitioning from Active Duty. They are seeking careers in growth roles including Leadership Development, Operations Management, Engineering, and Sales.

San Diego, CA Military Hiring Conference

Our Military Leader Candidates at this National Event

Junior Military Officers
Junior Military Officers

  • BS or BA in Engineering, Management, or Humanities; Many have advanced degrees, including degrees from Service Academies
  • Military service typically between 4 and 10 years
  • Leadership experience unmatched by their civilian peers
  • Ideal backgrounds for positions in Engineering, Leadership, Operations Management, and Sales
  • Seeking positions nationwide in all industries with salaries ranging from $80,000 to $120,000+
  • Often willing to relocate and geographically flexible

Senior Non-Commissioned Officers
Senior Non-Commissioned Officers

  • Top-ranked military leaders with a strong foundation of hands-on leadership experience
  • These candidates have the best training and experiences in their field of expertise, and most are degreed
  • Senior NCOs chosen for these conferences are versatile leaders who have distinguished themselves in their specific fields, such as electronics, nuclear engineering, and maintenance, and chosen to lead large teams of military personnel
  • Seeking positions in Technical leadership, Project management, Operations, and Sales.
  • Desired salaries range from $70,000 to $100,000+

Military Technicians
Military Technicians

  • Ideal for positions in electronics, technical and mechanical fields.
  • These candidates have the best training and experiences in their field of expertise.
  • A reliable and skilled workforce that will bring unparalleled work ethic, proficiency, and maturity to your company.

Keynote Address at the San Diego Event

Mike Stevens

Keynote Speaker Address Given by CEO of the Navy League of the United States and 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy - Sunday, February 4 at 5:30pm PT

Mike Stevens, CEO for the Navy League of the United States, will serve as the keynote speaker at the San Diego Distinguished Candidate Conference on Sunday, February 4th. Mike retired from the U.S. Navy in 2016 after serving as the 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, the senior enlisted advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations and to the Chief of Naval Personnel.

At this event, Mike will discuss:

  • Why transitioning to meaningful work post-military is important to veterans, and how they can find the right fit at your organization.
  • How the shortage of workers in key industries like manufacturing is creating high demand for veterans and enlisted personnel, in particular.
  • Why supporting the defense industrial base and advanced manufacturing and energy roles mean veterans can continue supporting national security while creating great careers within your organization.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain rare insight into the benefits of veteran hiring, how to better utilize and motivate your veteran workforce, and how to become a military employer of choice.

Distinguished Candidate Conference Highlights

  • This event will feature 30 minute Client Presentations in which you can present to the candidates you'll be interviewing in advance. We recommend a C-level or VP Presenter for client presentations.
  • Pre-screened, assessed, qualified Military Candidates suitably matched for your particular hiring needs.
  • Personalized attention to ensure the best in customer service, including insight on the candidates and advice on the most effective hiring strategy

What do our clients have to say about the caliber of candidates at an Orion DCC?

My experience at the Orion Hiring Conference we attended was exceptional. I appreciated Orion's attention to detail and strength in communicating with us to find veterans for our positions

- Global Manufacturer and Supplier

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  • February 4 - 5, 2024
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