Time: 2:00 pm CT/3:00 pm ET
Duration: 1 hour

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) are teaming up to showcase best practices in hiring veterans, national guard members, and reservists for positions in the equipment industry. This webinar will feature highlights from a customized military veterans hiring guide developed by AEMP, coupled with successful, real world examples of equipment industry stakeholders successfully recruiting from this valuable and skilled workforce.

  • Learn how to more easily network and connect with qualified veteran and military service member candidates to fill job vacancies
  • Understand the skills you can expect the veteran community to have and how they translate to a job in the equipment industry
  • Walk away with a specialized list of third-party organizations, programs, and partners positioned to assist with building and maintaining your veteran hiring programs


Brig Gen ret Marianne WatsonBRIG GEN (ret) Marianne Watson, Former Director Manpower and Personnel (J-1), National Guard Bureau, Director of Outreach for Center for America
Vice Chair of the Campaign Advisory Council of American Jobs for America’s Heroes

In her role with Center for America, General Watson works with business associations, military organizations, nonprofits, and state and federal agencies to develop ways to expand collaboration in support of increased employment opportunities for veterans, National Guard members and Reservists.

General Watson received her commission and was selected as the Honor Graduate of the Virginia National Guard Military Academy Officers Candidate School Class 31 at Ft. A.P. Hill. She has served full time as a Company Commander, Detachment Commander in the Virginia Army National Guard and Battalion Executive Officer in the Minnesota Army National Guard. General Watson has served at the National Guard Bureau since 1987.

General Watson deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan as the Chief, National Guard Affairs. Upon her return she served as the Army National Guard G1 (Director of Personnel) for approximately three years.


Jason Oglesby, Director of Aftermarket Development North America, Wacker Neuson Sales Americas, LLC