November 2019 - No better time to become a Veteran Champion!
There are at least 16 ways in Columbus, Ohio to connect with and honor Veterans in November.

All are welcome at the Ohio Army National Guard's
Call-To-Duty Ceremony November 1, at 11am.
Military Ministry Introduction .

The faith community is particularly well-suited to support military, Veterans and their families.

November 5, 2019
6:00pm - 8:30pm

 Union Rural Electric Cooperative
15461 US-36 Marysville, Ohio 43040

Volunteer leaders and clergy from the same place of worship are encouraged to attend together .

IDEAL participants include:
Clergy and Veterans, military spouses or other prospective volunteer military ministry leaders who love our military.
Virtual participation is available.
"Veteran-Ready" Employer Introduction.

Learn how to connect with, leverage and keep Veterans on your team.

 November 21, 2019 
8am - 10:30am
$50 per person

ClearPath Benefit Advisors
300 Spruce St, #250
Columbus, Ohio 43215

  • Boost your company’s productivity.
  • Save money.
  • Support Veterans' post-military transition.

IDEAL participants include:
Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Recruiters and members of Veteran Employee Resource Groups who support Veteran-hiring.
First Merchants Bank
invites employers to a panel discussion about the distinctions of "Veteran-Ready" vs. "Veteran-Friendly." Join the:
  • Columbus Chamber of Commerce,
  • Ohio Department of Veterans Services and
  • Vanguard Veteran.
DATE: November 6, 2019
TIME: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
LOCATION: OSU 4H, 2201 Fred Taylor Rd.
RSVP to Jody at 614-583-2077 or

TriNet, Vanguard Veteran & CoHatch, Upper Arlington

invites employers to a panel discussion with small business CEO's about how Veterans strengthen the workforce, common myths and misconceptions and post-military transition challenges many Veterans experience.

DATE: November 26, 2019
TIME: 8:00 am - 10:30 am
LOCATION: 1733 West Lane Ave.

Veteran Champion
Adam Ingram
Emergency Management Planner
Transitioned Veteran
Kayla Modschiedler
Outreach, Dayton VA Medical Center
Adam is a civilian who works at the Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security. He is also the Ohio State Administration Lead at Team Rubicon.

He supports Veterans by:
  • Participating in more than 20 emergency relief deployments with Team Rubicon, working alongside Veterans.
  • Advocating for Veterans during post-military transition offering mentoring, friendship and support with job searches. 

Adam is passionate about supporting Veterans because he saw how his Marine brother and USAF Mother were impacted by military service. 

"I have seen first hand how Veterans need support from civilians. I have also witnessed the great benefit Veterans bring to our communities."
Kayla served in the enlisted ranks on active duty in the U.S. Navy for 14 years.

She deployed four times on the USS Comstock to the Persian Gulf, the Pakistan Coast, the Somali Coast and Kuwait. She also provided humanitarian relief in Haiti after the earthquake.

She struggled with and overcame the triggers of PTSD because she received counseling and connected with new people.

Pointers for post-military transition include:
  • Get help! Get your resume straightened out, look online for jobs, go to Ohio Means Veterans Jobs and learn from their Veteran consultants.
  • Realize you may have a lot of jobs that might not be your first choice before you get that great job you really want.
  • Don’t give up! It will come to you if you work hard, network and get involved with others.
Join the Veteran Champion Movement.
Be a part of the win! 
Show everyone you are a Veteran Champion!

Lead by example by wearing a Veteran Champion T-Shirt .
Encourage others to do more to support Service members, Veterans and their families.

Click  here t o purchase your $20 T-Shirt in various colors and message styles .