The oil and gas industry is growing, and with it the opportunity for careers for America's veterans.
The jobs that are expected to be in most demand over the next two decades include managerial careers, as well as construction, maintenance, transportation and more.
What's it like working in the oil and gas industry? Why is it a good fit for fellow veterans?
Get to know a few veterans who have joined the energy industry. They are proud of their military service, and proud of the work they do now as a civilian. We offer these interviews so you can get a glimpse of who works for this industry. It might make you want to look for a job.
- Micheal Sittler, US Air Force Veteran and Principal Strategic Sourcing Manager at Spectra Energy
"Energy independence is our national security," said Sittler. "So the more veterans who can help us bolster our energy security, where we’re not as dependent on foreign sources, the better."
- Nic Porta, Veteran and BP's Subsea Blowout Preventer Reliability Team Member
Former US Coast Guard officer Nicholas Porta sees many similarities between his old job helping defend the nation, and his new profession in the oil and gas industry, one he describes as a great fit for veterans.
- Staff Sgt. Christopher Magliolo
This USMC Reservist and LSU grad student is also an active on-campus volunteer, passionate about helping military veterans navigate energy-related professions, which are a perfect match for those wanting careers connected to national security.
- Teri Poulton, Director, Veteran Outreach, BP, Inc.
Energy Independence a "Great Goal that Every Veteran Can Get Behind." A Q&A with Teri Poulton, Director, Veteran Outreach, BP, Inc.
- Leanne Wheeler, Veteran and Colorado Vets4Energy Chairperson - "Energy security is a matter of national security." From serving in the United States Air Force to working to end homelessness among Colorado veterans and advocating to strengthen our nation's energy security, Leanne Wheeler has demonstrated a commitment to fighting for her community and her country.