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Veterans' Career Conference: Empowering the Defenders of Our Freedom

Veterans ConferenceA daylong career conference - Empowering Defenders of our Freedom -- will help veterans transition from being warriors to joining the civilian workforce and feature nationally recognized veteran speakers, representatives from industry and government as well as career advice and assistance from human resources professionals it was announced today by Suffolk County Community College, the event’s organizer and sponsor.

The April 10 Veterans Career Conference  at the college’s Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood will explore with veterans how to convert the skills learned in the military to the workforce and how to navigate the job market. 

Decorated Marine Justin Constantine who survived a sniper’s bullet to the head is the conference’s featured keynote speaker. Constantine was awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, and Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his service in Iraq.

Also addressing the gathered veterans will be Don Cohen, a veteran of the U.S. Army, who served as an artillery officer  stationed in Germany with the 1st Armored Division and served two tours in Iraq as a foreign military advisor, platoon leader, executive officer, civil-military affairs officer and training officer. Cohen is currently 
Director of Distance Education Programs for the Institute of Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. Cohen received his bachelor’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he participated in ROTC.

Conference attendance is limited and advance registration is required. 

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