Our Twitter #VeteransChat is an opportunity to speak with veterans who successfully transitioned from military service to a civilian career. Whether you are a veteran starting your job hunt or looking to pick up new resources for your career, this is an opportunity to network with mentors who faced similar challenges and questions throughout their careers.

Date: Tuesday, May 12

Time: 12PM – 1PM CST

How: Follow us on @attjobs and check out the #VeteransChat Twitter feed on Tuesday, May 12.

Meet our participants

James Schmeling

USFAF Veteran, President and CEO of the National Defense University Foundation

James is a U.S. Air Force veteran, served over six years and was honorably discharged as an E-4 Sergeant. He has lived and worked in Spain, with Spanish Air Force and Spanish National Geographic Institute teams. James earned his law degree, with distinction, at the University of Iowa, and B.A., political science, minor in international studies (Latin America) at Iowa State University.

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Justin Constantine

LtCol, US Marine Corps (Ret) & Inspirational Speaker

Justin retired from the Marine Corps at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and suffered a gunshot wound to the head while in Iraq. Getting back to work in a fulfilling career was a big part of his recovery, and he now focuses on veteran employment for 10 years. Justin is the Chief Business Development Officer at JobPath, the most robust veteran employment platform in the country.

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Queta Rodriguez

Capt, US Marine Corps (Ret), Director SW Region FourBlock

Queta is a native of San Antonio, TX.  She enlisted in the Marine Corps in December 1991 and spent her first ten years as an Intelligence Analyst.  During this time, she deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia in support of Operation Restore Hope and went on to serve in numerous locations in the Pacific and Southwest Asia.

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Joshua Davis

Army Veteran, Carry The Load

Joshua Davis is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he earned his psychology degree and played football. In 2004, Josh was commissioned as a field artillery officer and in 2007 served as a battery commander. He deployed to northern Iraq in 2008 for Operation Iraqi Freedom as the fire support officer for an 11-man military transition team. He completed his MA in Economics at the University of Oklahoma in 2009. Josh served as the Carry The Load National Relay Chair for three years and is an on-going corporate team leader.

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Annie Brock

Army Veteran, President & CEO of the Leader Transition Institute

Annie S Brock, President and CEO of the Leader Transition Institute, is a former US Army paratrooper and medical evacuation helicopter pilot who has been the owner of several small businesses. An international speaker and coach, Ms. Brock brings a unique perspective of leadership strategy to her clients.

She serves as the Transition Assistance Liaison for the Maryland Council of the Military Officers Association of America and is a past Chair of the Harford County (Maryland) Commission on Veterans’ Affairs. Ms. Brock is also a military spouse who homeschooled two daughters during moves across the US and in Europe. The Leader Transition Institute is a 501c3 organization focused on helping service members, veterans, and military spouses transition from active duty to the civilian sector.

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Meet our participants within AT&T

Mike Wittrock

Marine Veteran, SVP Sales and Distribution

Mike Wittrock is responsible for customer acquisition strategy and execution of our broadband and video products. He manages direct marketing demand generation, sales close and digital conversion execution, along with channel optimization. Mike oversees our indirect channels including local dealers, national retailers, carriers and national sales providers. Mike also oversees the connected communities’ portfolio where he is responsible for delivering fiber to multi-dwelling unit properties and driving penetration while leveraging new technologies.

From 1989 to 2005, Mike served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and earned multiple awards and decorations, including one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal, four Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medals and two Combat Action ribbons. He is actively involved in community efforts and volunteers with multiple non-profit organizations.

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JoHanna Martinez

Marine Veteran, Lead Talent Attraction Manager

JoHanna leads our veteran and diversity hiring strategy for AT&T and will soon celebrate nearly 20 years of service. She’s always excited at the opportunity to support out talented candidates interested in starting their #LifeAtATT, especially from a diversity perspective. When she’s not working, JoHanna is a baseball mom, spends time with family and enjoys the occasional shoe shopping spree.

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Caleb Deerinwater

Army Veteran, Vice President and General Manager

Caleb has been with AT&T for 18 years, starting on the front lines as a Call Center Representative. He started with the company shortly after leaving the United States Army. Caleb has led small and large teams in both the Call Center and Retail Organizations. He now serves as the Vice President and General Manager for the South Texas market which spans San Antonio, Austin, Houston and the Rio Grande Valley. He lives in The Woodlands, TX with his wife Jamie and three daughters.

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Leland Kim

Army Veteran, Corporate Communications Director

Leland served as a Combat Medic in the Army during the Gulf War. After finishing his service, his career went through many pivots: Working in healthcare, journalism, and marketing. Today, Leland is a part of our Media Relations team, communicating where our products best fit in our customers’ day-to-day.

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Chaz Palisoc

Marine Veteran Lead College Recruiter

Before he was a Lead College Recruiting Manager, Chaz was a program manager for AT&T’s General Internship Program – working with various workgroups, managing the end-to-end internship experience and serving as a subject matter expert.

Before joining AT&T, Chaz enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and currently serves as the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter President for AT&T Veterans, our veteran focused Employee Resource Group. He and his wife Jennifer spend their weekends traveling to soccer tournaments supporting their kids.

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Organizations participating in our chat

AT&T Veteran Employee Group

Our Vision: To be the world’s best corporate servants of Veteran’s, their families and our community.

Our Mission: We serve Veterans and their families wherever they are.

Our Motto: Serving those who’ve served our country.

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ACP (American Corporate Partners)

American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a national nonprofit organization focused on helping returning veterans and active duty spouses find their next careers through one-on-one mentoring, networking and online career advice. ACP introduces veterans and active duty military spouses to business professionals to assist in finding meaningful employment opportunities and developing long-term careers.

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Veterati is an innovative mentorship platform that makes being a mentor and finding mentors effortless for the military community. Connecting jobseekers to mentors at scale is Phase 1 of Veterati’s greater mission: To transform job searching into an inspiring journey.

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Task and Purpose

Task & Purpose is a military and veteran-focused digital media company enjoyed by millions of readers each month. Task & Purpose provides authentic reporting and perspectives on the stories that matter to military members, veterans, and the broader American public.

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