The Warrior Alliance signature offering, Operation Double Eagle, addresses the most pressing issue that veterans face upon their return home: successful reintegration into the civilian workforce.
Critical to solving this problem is to provide programs that maximize the skills and experience that military veterans bring to the private sector and leverage these strengths to enable job placement, career advancement and personal growth. Operation Double Eagle’s approach starts with aligning job opportunities with the veteran’s passion and abilities, connects training programs to the veteran’s specific goals, and produces full-time employment in a career the veteran will excel in.
The Operation Double Eagle symbol means to “Restore and Renew.” Our vision – to rehabilitate and re-skill wounded, ill and injured veterans as part of a historical golf course restoration project. The benefits and outcomes are twofold; a “job ready” veteran workforce and a fully renovated, accessible golf course in the world mecca for golf- Augusta, GA. The golf course will serve as a training work site and internship program for wounded, ill and injured veterans as they construct, maintain and operate a premier state historical property. Our collaborative approach includes technical education via the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and Augusta University. The combination of classroom training, online courses, job simulation equipment, hands-on apprenticeship, and work site internships delivers one of the nation’s most comprehensive veteran’s job skills development programs.
Golf course restoration offers veterans the opportunity to learn a new career, educating them in the many facets of construction, heavy equipment, engineering, agronomy, irrigation, maintenance, landscape architecture, horticulture, and hospitality management. These represent just a few options that will provide an outlet to build upon their military experience, while readjusting to civilian life. For veterans desiring other career options, program training tracks offer opportunities to pursue employment with a cross section of Operation Double Eagle partner employers. For those seeking career options beyond construction, we will also leverage TCSG and Augusta University’s cyber security and advanced manufacturing programs to help all veterans in need of employment.
The Warrior Alliance (TWA), a 501(c)(3) organization, has a mission to provide healing and rehabilitation for warriors as they transition from military service back into their communities. The signature offering – Operation Double Eagle – addresses the most pressing issue that veterans face upon their return home to Georgia: successful reintegration into civilian life.
Transitioning warriors that have been injured physically, mentally or emotionally are immediately confronted with the civilian realities of securing a job, a house and healthcare services. While numerous social and economic barriers to successful veteran reintegration exist, chief among these barriers is unemployment.
American businesses have made strong commitments to hire veterans, which has resulted in thousands of new civilian job opportunities. However, according to a Wilder Research group study, job retention remains a significant challenge. Across 42 Veterans of America affiliates responding to this study, only 52%-64% of program participants still had a job after 180 days. Critical to improving veteran retention, especially within the ill and injured veteran population, is a focus on individual rehabilitation in combination with skill retraining for civilian careers.
Operation Double Eagle’s success is based on key partnerships with employers, the philanthropic community, and golf industry organizations to support the vocational rehabilitation and hiring of wounded, ill and injured veterans.The following are key benefits available to our partners:
The success of Operation Double Eagle will be measured by the new careers that veteran graduates realize through our network of partners and employers that join the mission. Make the decision today to invest in the individuals who have sacrificed the most for our freedom. They are the best available candidates and the most qualified workforce our nation has ever produced.Click here for information about the Operation Double Eagle Founding Partner Program (pdf)
“The Warrior Alliance has created an innovative solution for addressing our nation’s veteran unemployment crisis. By incorporating vocational rehabilitation as a key element for re-tooling veterans for private sector careers, the chances for successful reintegration are substantially increased.”
“Two initiatives joined together to solve a problem — restoration of a historical golf course utilizing skilled military veterans. The Franklin D. Roosevelt vision to provide opportunities for people with disabilities is alive again in the State of Georgia.”
“Operation Double Eagle enables veterans to heal from their military wounds while acquiring new job skills in one of the best environments for decompressing — a landmark golf course. Anyone with a passion for golf and our nation’s heroes should invest in Operation Double Eagle.”