FORT BRAGG, N.C.--U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has made it simpler for transitioning Soldiers at Fort Bragg to search for their next career.
Named the second best company for veterans by Monster.com and Military.com in 2016, CBP has established a full-time recruitment office at the Fort Bragg Career Resource Center.
“We would like to recruit as many servicemembers as possible to come and continue their career with CBP,” said Bob Graczyk, a Supervisory Customs and Border Protection Officer. “They have served our country with the U.S. military, and now we would like to offer them a career with CBP continuing to defend and protect our nation as CBP officers, Border Patrol agents, Air and Marine agents, and other support positions nationwide.”
CBP opened the office at Fort Bragg as part of a Special Emphasis Recruitment Team, focusing on recruiting transitioning servicemembers through event-based outreach. As of Sept. 30, 2016, SERT has conducted 29 events on military installations nationwide with more than 2,000 attendees, resulting in more than 940 applications through Veterans Recruitment Appointment announcements.
Veterans comprise approximately 28 percent of CBP’s workforce, and disabled veterans comprise approximately 6 percent. Veterans are also afforded an expedited application process, often getting hired in less than a year.
“Many of the servicemembers have obtained valuable knowledge, skills and abilities while serving our country,” Graczyk said. “We would love to have them continue serving our country with CBP.”
The CBP Recruitment office is located in Bldg. 3-1318, 2801 Old Stable Lane on Fort Bragg, and is open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday- Friday. Two-hour briefings are conducted each Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and spouse briefings are conducted at the Army Community Service Employment Readiness Programs Center.
The office is scheduled to remain open until Sept. 28. For more information, email CBPRecruitmentfortbragg@cbp.dhs.gov or visit www.cbp.gov/careers. Interested applicants can also call the office at (910) 643-0404.