Amazon’s Military Affairs Team with Beau Higgins

Beau Higgins; Veteran On the Move

In this episode, Joe is joined by Marine Veteran Beau Higgins. Beau retired from the Marine Corps after 25 years on Active Duty and is now a Senior Manager with Amazon’s Military Affairs Team. Beau stayed connected with his civilian network while on Active Duty, setting himself up for a successful transition to the corporate world. He is a leader in Amazon’s effort to hire Veterans and military spouses through various programs including Skillbridge. Beau shares with Joe details about the three pillars of the Amazon Military Affairs Program and tips for transitioning servicemembers. 

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About Our Guest  

As a Senior Manager on Amazon’s Military Affairs team, Beau is a leader of organization that is responsible for creating scalable veteran programs, developing policies and strategic planning for military recruiting and outreach efforts, and focusing on hiring, developing and retaining the best and the brightest military talent available for positions within Amazon. Additionally, the Military Affairs team is focused on developing Amazon’s ongoing efforts to increase hiring of diverse Veteran talent, military spouses, and wounded warriors, as well as engaging with multiple Military Support Organizations (MSOs) to develop pipelines of Veteran talent. Prior to joining Amazon in 2016, Beau served for 25 years as an intelligence officer with the Marines. This included deployments to Somalia, Bosnia, 3 tours to Iraq, and 3 tours to Afghanistan. He had the privilege to command 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.


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