Summarized by the Alliance for Fort Gordon
Published November 21, 2022
Since Operation Double Eagle — the Augusta, Ga.-based workforce-development program that provides golf course education and job-placement assistance for veterans — began in 2020, 55 former service members have been through the program in eight complete cohorts, with a ninth cohort about halfway done.
Not every ODE graduate has gone on to a career in the industry, but more than 30% are currently working in the golf course or landscaping industry. And 50% of ODE grads have gone on to find employment in industries like pest control, sanitation and ancillary industries, according to ODE project manager Jeremy Tindell.