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MilVet Net 2024

Join Us at a Military & Veteran Networking Event

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) invites you to attend our 2024 Military and Veteran Networking Event (MilVet Net), a no-cost event highlighting national, regional, and local support services available to military servicemembers, veterans, and their families.

Join us at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center on April 23, 2024, from 4 to 7 p.m. Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs), nonprofits, and a few select employers will be available to meet with you and answer your questions. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to get professional headshots taken!

Attend This Event at No Cost!

We’ve made sure that all the amenities at this event are provided at no cost to you. This event will include

  • No-cost admission
  • No-cost parking
  • Complimentary dinner

RSVP for MilVet Net!


Tuesday, April 23, 2024
4–7 p.m. ET


College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Blvd East
Adelphi, MD 20783

Keynote Speaker: Phil Briggs

Host, Eye on Veterans (CBS), Nationally Syndicated Radio Show & Podcast

Radio host and podcaster Phil Briggs got his start in journalism while serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).  As a “plank owner” on a new carrier, Briggs was the editor of the ship’s newspaper, covering carrier life from the flight deck to deep below deck, ports of call, and always finding ways to keep his shipmates entertained.

After his service in the Navy, Briggs made a name for himself in rock radio as a producer and morning show host, interviewing guests ranging from Aerosmith to ZZ Top on stations in Providence, Salt Lake City, and Washington, D.C.

In 2017, he joined and CBS Radio as a reporter covering important veterans' issues, such as toxic exposures, PTSD, VA, cannabis, veteran entrepreneurs and more.

In 2019, he wrote and co-produced the acclaimed podcast documentary To War and Back (Cadence 13), which explored the emotional story of three Iraq/Afghanistan combat veterans returning to civilian life.

In 2020, his weekly syndicated radio show, Eye on Veterans (CBS), earned a “Best Podcast” award from the Associated Press.

Today he continues hosting Eye on Veterans for

Briggs enjoys a busy life in Lake Linganore, Maryland with his wife Dana, daughter Emma, and son Jack. Briggs is also an entrepreneur, as he and Dana are owners of the Sunset Slush (classic Italian ice shop) location in Frederick County, Maryland.

Event Sponsors

We'd like to thank our MilVet Net sponsors for ther generous support, which has been crucial for the success of this event.

Silver-Level Sponsors


Get Professional Headshot Portraits

Laura Hatcher Photography will be offering no-cost headshots at the event. Professional headshots are the new calling card. Your online first impression is an important part of your personal branding, career transition, and job search. If you don't have an updated headshot—or if you don't recognize the "you" in your headshot—now is a great time for a new photo.

On-site sign-up is required and is first come, first served.


Workshop: Navigating Federal Careers

Join Cynthia Cavalieri, executive director at the Baltimore Federal Executive Board, for an important workshop on navigating federal careers. Learn what you should be looking out for throughout the federal job application process and demystify online job boards like USAJOBS.


Confirmed Attendees

Chat with VSOs and Other Organizations

  • Services & resources: Several VSOs, organizations that offer resources for entrepreneurs, and employers will be on hand to meet with you and answer your questions.
  • On-site workshops: Join us for on-site workshops covering topics such as veterans benefits, specific employers, and more.
  • UMGC departments on-site: UMGC Alumni Services, Career Services and Community College Veterans Military Education Coordinators (CCV-MECs) will also be on-site for this event.

Ready to Register?

If you’re ready to grow your professional network, meet with employers, get new headshots, and enjoy a delicious meal on us, then why wait? Register for this exciting event today.