Naval Station Norfolk is the world’s largest naval base
82,000+ local military personnel
14,000+ ex military members transition into the civilian workforce
Virginia is home to 26% of all active-duty Navy personnel, more than any other state
Each year, approximately 15,000 active-duty military personnel transition out of the military, either through retirement or into the civilian workforce. Thousands of these highly-trained men and women enter the Hampton Roads workforce and offer employers a unique opportunity to benefit from the skillset they have learned during their time in the service.
Exiting military personnel have a variety of resources to assist in their transition to the private sector, as well, such as the Veterans Career Compass from the Hampton Roads Workforce Council.