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Veterans Program

If you are a veteran with public affairs skills transitioning from the military to a civilian role, or a military spouse, PRSA wants to help support this process and give you the best career tools possible. You are our heroes that have kept us safe and secure; let’s get you on the road to finding a job through our Moving Veterans Forward Program.

In our partnership with Bell, Raytheon, ScoutComms and WVU, we are proud to offer free national membership to responding qualified public affairs professionals transitioning from the military to the civilian workforce.


Why Hire Veterans

The U.S. military depends on uniformed public affairs personnel to help protect and defend America. When these dedicated veterans return from service, many seek to transition to civilian careers in public relations.

If you hire a veteran, know that PRSA offers the first 20 qualified applicants a free one-year membership in PRSA (sponsored by Bell Helicopter) to facilitate networking and professional development.

To learn more, download the PRSA Employer Hiring Veterans ToolKit 2019  which provides extensive information on hiring veterans.


Career Resources for Military Professionals


      Moving Veterans Forward Sponsors

      ScourComms logo
      Bell Flight


      West Virginia Integrated Marketing Communications Graduate Program


      Military Transition Success Stories

      The following stories are provided by Veterans within the PR and communications field:

      • Cathy Segal headshot Cathy Segal, APR

        Jun. 17, 2019

        Cathy Segal, APR, Military transition success story

      • Chuck Merlo head shot Chuck Merlo

        Jun. 17, 2019

        Jeffrey Bishop, APR, Military transition success story

      • Dennis Spring Headshot Dennis Spring

        Jun. 17, 2019

        Dennis Spring, Military transition success story

      • Fred Wellman headshot Fred Wellman

        Jun. 17, 2019

        Fred Wellman Military transition success story

      • Johnny Rae headshot Johnny Rae

        Jun. 17, 2019

        Johnny Rae, Military transition success story.