Steven Gill to Speak on Transitioning Warriors

Event Dates: November 11, 2009 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Student Panel and Expert from Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs to Address The Evergreen State College Campus Community on Ways to Increase the Circle of Support for Veterans Returning from Active Duty.

Gill will speak on Veterans Day, November 11 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Olympia, WA-- Steve Gill is a Program Manager for the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs who is responsible for the Veterans Estate Management Program in Olympia and the Transitioning Warrior Program in cooperation with the Warrior Transition Battalion and the Solider and Family Assistance Center on Fort Lewis.

As a leader in the Transitioning Warrior Program, Gill helps to heighten awareness and increase soldiers’ capabilities to manage combat and operational stress by providing recent veterans with education, programs and tools that help them with both mental and logistical transitions out of places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

Gill served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1994 to 1998 as a Human Resources Specialist at Fort Lewis, WA and Seoul, Korea. He is an accredited Veterans Service Organization Representative with the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources by the Society for Human Resources Management.

Gill has received the Washington Governor’s Award for Customer Service as a member of the Veteran’s Benefit Enhancement Team and he is a member of The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Gill received his undergraduate degree and Master of Public Administration from The Evergreen State College.

The event will take place at The Evergreen State College, Longhouse Education and Cultural Center.

The Evergreen State College is located at 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia, WA, 98505. Directions are available here: http://www.evergreen.edu/tour/gethere.htm