Since 2013, YGN has specialized in assisting Special Operations Forces veterans with the successful transition from the service into their next great careers in corporate America. What began with a simple question in a dinner conversation between 4 senior executives and Rob O’Neill, the Navy SEAL who killed Osama Bin Laden, “What are you going to do next?” has evolved into a 4 Phase program that curates the transition experience for Special Operators of all services. Every year since inception we have increased the numbers of special Operator veterans supported and funds raised.
TASK and PURPOSE
Your Grateful Nation, headquartered in Reston, VA, provides a curated transition experience for our nation’s most elite population, the Special Operations veterans. Our Navy SEALs, Green Berets, Rangers, and Air Commandos routinely leave the service and struggle with finding job opportunities commensurate with their talent and professional experience. Your Grateful Nation exists as a bridge between Special Operations Forces (SOF) veterans and America’s highest performing companies.
We cultivate employment opportunities for these special operations veterans by guiding them from the world they know (the military) to the world that is unfamiliar to them (the private sector). Starting with psychological assessments, skills asset inventories and cultural alignment batteries, we work with each individual Fellow to confirm interests, recommend industries and even specific cultural alignments. Next, our Fellows are introduced to mentors and an individualized and personalized step-by-step action plan that generates optimal job opportunities for the Fellow founded upon their interests, strengths, and preferences. Finally, Your Grateful Nation provides contract negotiation and comparative decision analysis services for our Fellows and their families so as to maximize value and satisfaction.