Veteran Speakers' Series - ROLL CALL

Join us for interactive, digital events featuring distinguished guest speakers. We'll discuss military transition, leadership, corporate hiring, VA benefits, and much more!

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | 6 - 7 pm CDT

Beau Higgins

Military Transition to Civilian Employment

As a Senior Manager on Amazon’s Military Affairs team, Beau is a leader of an organization tasked with elevating the cross-company strategic impact, inside and outside of the company, of the considerable investment Amazon has made in the US Military Veteran community. The Military Affairs team 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 (MSO’s) to develop pipelines of Veteran talent.   

Prior to joining Amazon in 2016, Beau served for 25 years as an intelligence officer with the Marines including deployments to Somalia, Bosnia, three tours to Iraq, and three tours to Afghanistan.  He had the privilege to command 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.  Following his retirement in 2014, he ran operations for a fiber optic cable assembler for two years.   

Beau earned an MBA from George Mason University and a master's degree in Military Strategy from the Air War College. He is married to the former Elizabeth McKee of Green Bay, Wisconsin. They have one daughter, and three sons. His personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with one gold star, and the Combat Action Ribbon. Colonel Higgins was chosen as the Marine Corps Intelligence Officer of the year in 2002 and received the Marine Corps award for Intelligence writing in 2006.

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