PostMilitary – Participant Driven Career Development Meetups for Military

Welcome to PostMilitary! We are a diverse, vibrant, growing community of career-minded people focused on serving Transitioning Military, Military Spouses, and Veterans. Our passion, our mission is helping people achieve the success they desire!

Our vision is to drive engagement in a virtual world aimed at helping people find; "The magic that happens when the fear, uncertainty, and doubt of career transition is overcome by optimism and belief in life after military.”

Monthly Participant Driven Virtual Career Networking Meetup

We are launching a monthly virtual career development meetup that closely resembles the experience of being at a networking event in person. Our target audience is Transitioning Military, Veterans, and Military Spouses. We want to empower you to walk in, use a concierge if needed, roam at will, introduce yourself, ask questions, provide perspective, and engage in a real conversation. Our meetups are the third Saturday of every month, 8:00 AM Central. These events will be offered at no cost with no strings attached!

Sound chaotic? Good networking events are. We believe this will be a powerful experience. We want these meetups and really everything we do to be about YOU! You drive the conversation, engagement and set the agenda. We will have a Concierge to help guide you on your journey.

We are leaving the Zoom platform in favor of a new beta platform called Toucan. Please watch the video below to get an idea of just how much freedom and visibility you will have to roam our collection of open virtual huddles. We look forward to serving you. Enter the Event.

Toucan Brief Video Overview

So, just what is PostMilitary?

People keep asking me…What is PostMilitary? It’s about finding optimism and belief in life #postmilitary.

Our vision is to drive engagement in a virtual world aimed at helping people find; “The magic that happens when the fear, uncertainty, and doubt of career transition is overcome by optimism and belief in life after military.”  Our meetups will be pure, free-range, organic networking. You will have the freedom to roam through a web of breakout rooms and connect with whomever you want.

We meet the second Thursday of every month, from 6:00 PM Central until you are ready to leave. Please consider jumping in for a few minutes and see what you think.

All events are offered at no cost or obligation. 100% organic free-range networking!

Eventbrite Registration Link



How do you define success?

(Re-post from May 2019.) I spend a lot of time helping people with their careers, mostly asking pointed questions and doing a lot of listening. I was at a transitioning military workshop in May doing mock interviews, career coaching, etc. In the middle of a discussion, someone asked me; “How Do You Define Success?” I gave an answer, but I think the question was really aimed at what goes into defining what success looks like in your career or in this case career transition.

This is a great question. The definition of success – the accomplishment of an aim or purpose…A favorable or desired outcome. Figuring out what that is for you is powerful!

Success is different for each of us and changes as we continue to grow. Here is an attempt at a better answer with the idea of laying out a thought process to help define success.

How do I define success?

  • Family – Whatever I do family is a big priority. This includes everything from being able to provide for them, educate them, help them pursue their dreams, to staying here in San Antonio and being a part of a large extended family.
  • Core Values – Integrity, Service, Value, and Commitment. Being able to live your life and navigate difficult situations and decisions with your core values, especially integrity, leading the way is a big part of success in my world.
  • Passion or Purpose – What could be better than understanding your passion or purpose and being able to live it? My passion is helping people achieve the success they desire.
  • Making a Difference – Fun, fulfilling, and builds the confidence needed for growth.

There is a lot of advice out there with much of it centered around offers; “If You Have This Experience, This Education, This Certification, This Clearance etc.”,  You Should Accept an Offer for No Less Than $XXX,XXX.”

How do you define success? Please share your thoughts and comments.