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Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 4:30 am

Soldiers looking to exit the Army can register for the Military Leader Transition Seminar next week at Club Hood.

USAA is sponsoring the free post-military career planning seminar for exiting soldiers.

“USAA is dedicated to helping our military members and their families make a successful transition into civilian life,” said Eric Engquist, executive director of USAA military transitions. “Our focus is to provide knowledge, resources and expertise to our veterans as well as connect them with meaningful career opportunities.”

The seminar is open to soldiers of all ranks in any branch of the military.

Roger Nixon, director of recruiting at Afterburner Inc., said there’s still time to participate, but registration will be capped at 150 soldiers. Afterburner Inc., a veteran-owned-and-operated management consulting firm, will facilitate the seminar.

Nixon said attendees will get to hear from veterans who have already made a successful transition out of the military.

During past events at other installations, Nixon said he’s seen the positive impact the seminar has on soldiers.

“I have personally found that over 50 percent ... of those who attend our seminar within three months find a successful transition (plan),” he said.

Soldiers who attend the seminar will get a free copy of “Down Range,” a veteran career transition guide co-authored by Afterburner founder and CEO Jim “Murph” Murphy and retired Navy Cmdr. Will Duke, Afterburner’s director of learning and development. Soldiers also will receive a 75-page workbook that outlines their goals as they transition out of the military as well as a free T-shirt and lunch.

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