Joint Base Charleston Transition Summit

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:00am to Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
The Charleston Club
100 W. Hill Boulevard, Building 325
Joint Base Charleston, SC 29404
United States

Join us for a free hiring fair and transition summit for service members, veterans, and military spouses. This summit features key federal and state agencies, influential military leaders, innovators in the business and employer communities, and local community leaders.

This two-day transition summit will feature interactive and informative panel discussions, recruiter training, and facilitated discussions focused on improving competitive employment for service members, veterans, and military spouses. The summit will also include a networking reception for employers, military leaders, and job seekers, and will culminate in a hiring fair on the second day. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for an agenda.

Employers: Learn how to make the most of these Transition Summits here.


► Transition Job Seekers, Employers, and Service Organizations, click here to register.
Why register? Job seekers can upload their resumes to be viewed by employers ahead of the event.


► August 21  |  Afterburner Military Transition Seminar

Each Military Transition Seminar is a strategic career planning experience designed specifically for exiting veterans and based on the nationally acclaimed veteran transition guide Down Range. Seminars are created and delivered by veterans who made the successful transition to civilian careers, and they include tactical job search skills that focus on the pathway to a civilian career as opposed to just a job.

Special registration is required for this event. Click here to register for the Afterburner Seminar.

► August 22  |  Keeping a Career on the Move Military Spouse Symposium

This full-day professional development education symposium is designed especially for military spouses and is presented by MOAA Spouse Programs in partnership with the Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Program, with support from USAA. The event kicks off with Real Spouses, Real Stories, a panel and Q&A addressing issues related to military spouse employment. Following the panel discussion, attendees will learn how to stand out in a crowd with the perfect elevator pitch, how to utilize LinkedIn in their employment search, and hear about non-traditional employment ideas and opportunities. The event is FREE and open to all active duty, reserve, National Guard, retiree, veteran, and surviving military spouses, service members and veterans. A complementary lunch is included.

Click here to see highlights from previous symposiums. Special registration is required for this event. Click here to register for Keeping a Career on the Move.


Registrants who submitted their base access information by August 6 should enter through either the Dorchester Gate (800 W. Hill Boulevard, Building #1953, Joint Base Charleston, SC 29404) or Rivers Gate (directions below). Upon arriving at the gate, please advise the guards that you are here for the Transition Summit and that you are listed on the Entry Authority List (EAL).

Employers who do not have existing base access privileges and who did not submit their information by August 6th should go to the Visitor's Control Center at the Dorchester Gate to obtain a pass. Please allow at least 90 minutes for this process.

All veterans presenting a DD Form 214 and/or Veterans Administration ID will be allowed unescorted entry to the event after verification of these and another valid form of photo identification (e.g. driver's license, state ID, or passport).

Directions to Dorchester Gate:

  • From Charleston International Airport: Take the access road to Michaux Parkway and turn right. Proceed to the Dorchester Road intersection and turn right onto Dorchester Road. The Main Gate is approximately 1.5 miles on the right on Dorchester Road.
  • From Interstate 95: Take I-26 East to Ashley Phosphate Road, Exit 209A. Turn right onto Ashley Phosphate Road, then left onto Cross County Road and go 2.2 miles. Then turn left onto Dorchester Road, go 0.8 mile, and make a left on West Hill Boulevard.

Directions to Rivers Gate: From Interstate 95: Take I-26 East to Aviation Avenue, exit 211 (East Aviation). Proceed a short distance on E. Aviation to Perimeter Road and turn Right. Follow Perimeter Road to the Rivers Gate.


If you have any other questions, please visit our FAQ page.

Our Service Member Transition Summits connect employers of every size and industry with talented veterans, service members, and military spouses through a series of town hall style panel discussions, networking receptions, employment workshops, and a Hiring Our Heroes hiring fair. For more information on our Service Member Transition Summits, click here.