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Military Service Academy Candidates 101

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Undoubtedly, you have heard of the United States Military Academy (USMA), the United States Naval Academy (USNA), or the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), but do you know what it means to be a graduate of one of these schools? Hiring a Service Academy graduates means you are hiring the future leaders of your organization who have the education and experience to affect change. These candidates:
 
  • Receive education from selective schools with an extensive and extremely competitive application process and an average acceptance rate of between 8-17%
  • Earn a variety of degrees, most with some emphasis on Engineering
  • May possess MBAs and other advanced degrees; as well as PMPs, PEs, and other professional certifications
  • Must serve a minimum term of Active Duty following graduation
  • Consistently distinguish themselves from their peers in their education, military background, and performance
  • Are seeking careers with advanced career progression, including Leadership Development, Operations Management, Engineering, and Sales

Service Academy graduates are an excellent talent pool from which to recruit, and can boost key growth and development. Our own leadership here at Orion includes both USNA and USMA graduates, including Tim Sweeney, Director, Strategic Programs (USNA '02), Steve Casey, VP, Talent Programs (USMA '89), Gino Marchetti, VP, Sales (USNA '00), and Tim Isacco, COO (USMA '88).

Tim Sweeney was recently featured on our Call to Order Podcast episode, where he discussed how an academy military education and career influences a post-military job.


Orion Talent believes so deeply in the talent present in our nation's military academies that we have partnered with the Association of Graduates (AOG), United States Air Force Academy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, on their newly updated Career Center website which launched in September 2019. The Career Center allows USAFA graduates to gain valuable tools, exposure to recruiters, and access a pipeline of career opportunities through Orion Talent.
 
You can hire outstanding military leaders like these at Orion's National Distinguished Candidate Hiring Conferences. With nine DCCs planned for 2020 across the country, Orion is here to connect you with the talent cultivated in America's Service Academies. We invite you to learn more about Service Academy graduates and our Military Hiring Solutions, or contact us to get started hiring this top-caliber talent today!

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