A Message from the Associate Director

It’s hard to believe summer is already upon us. I hope you had a chance to join us this past May for our first Virtual Military Spouse Symposium. More than 3,000 participants attended 24 sessions focused on military spouse career development and well-being. You can read more about this year’s symposium in this issue of the eNewsletter and access each of the sessions here. Due to its success, we plan to hold another symposium next spring. Let us know if you have ideas for what we should include.

I know summer can be a busy season. You may be unpacking from a recent move or getting ready to start one now. Maybe you are taking advantage of what Morale, Welfare and Recreation has to offer. Whatever you are doing this summer, I encourage you to take a few moments to advance your career. There is an easy way to investigate the next steps on your career path. All you need to do is contact the SECO Career Center through Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 and ask to speak with a certified Career Counselor about our new counseling packages. We now offer you the opportunity to work one-on-one with the same Career Counselor over time on specific goal-focused career counseling packages. Our packages range in subject matter and include: entrepreneurship; career readiness for those entering the job market for the first time; health care; science, technology, engineering and math; intelligence and security; re-entering the workforce for those who have a gap in experience; and a special package geared for new military spouses.

If you are in search of a job and need to connect on the go, then our online opportunities to network with employers might interest you. From your desktop or smartphone, you can chat directly with employers from the Military Spouse Employment Partnership on the third Thursday of the month at 3 p.m. ET on our Facebook page. You can also connect every other Thursday on LinkedIn. Find the complete schedule on MySECO.

Summer is a great season to spend time with family and friends. It’s also a chance to catch up on your career goals and set a path ahead for the rest of the year and beyond. We hope you will take advantage of the resources and opportunities offered by the SECO program.


C. Eddy Mentzer

Associate Director (Family Readiness & Well-Being)
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