Mark Toal

Director, Office of Strategic Outreach - DOL VETS

Mark Toal is the Director, Office of Strategic Outreach (OSO) at DOL VETS. Mark is a retired Marine Corps infantry officer who served 28 years of active duty from 1984-2012. From 2011-2012, Mark served as the Director of the Marine Corps’ Transition Assistance Program (TAP) and the Marine Corps’ senior representative on the Presidential Veterans’ Employment Initiative Task Force. From 2012-2014, he was a project manager (contractor) in support of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ TAP benefits briefings at military installations worldwide.  Mark joined DOL VETS in December 2014.  He served as the National Veterans’ Employment Manager until 2019 when he assumed the duties of Director, OSO.


11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Wednesday - REGULAR CONFERENCE Wednesday, July 27

Workshop 3

Creating Career Paths for Veterans
Mark Toal (U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service)

Mark Toal, DOL VETS breaks down key information to unlock gateways for employers and veterans/military spouses for meaningful mutually beneficial connection. These insights offer actionable insights to fill critical roles for growth and career longevity. Some topics to be addressed are Veteran demographics and myth busting with up-to-date reality facts. Additionally actionable resources are provided to find and hire transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses. To bring it all together, Mr. Toal offers guidance to actions vital to sustainable prosperity for the veteran community in your workplace. Game-changing strategies will be shared regarding thoughtful contemplation on retention of veterans. Further, practical outlining of on boarding and career development deliverables will be covered to empower employers to act with confidence. If recruiting, hiring and retaining veterans & military spouses to your roster is important to you, this session cannot be missed!