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Work for Warriors IN was established in 2021 as a new branding. Previously known as the Indiana National Guard Outreach and Employment Team since 2013. Work for Warriors IN is a DOD funded employment program for the Indiana National Guard. Work for Warriors IN provides free employment services to both service members and employers. Work for Warriors IN builds relationships with military friendly employers and community partners.

Work for Warriors IN headquarters is out of the 38th Infantry Division Armory located at 3912 W. Minnesota St. Indianapolis, IN. Team members are dispersed across the state in Kokomo, Indianapolis, South Bend, Muncie, Edinburgh, and Evansville for easy access to our clients. Our team has the ability to travel to any location within Indiana to provide our clients with assistance in person as requested.

Work for Warriors IN will conduct briefings, meetings, and face to face discussions at any public location on a by request basis. If interested in having Work for Warriors IN meet with you please contact us so we can schedule a time that meets your needs.

Meet the Team

We are here to assist you in all of your employment needs. We look forward to getting you into the career of your dreams! 

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Mr. Cody Meunier

Team Lead and Scheduler

adminsupport@WorkforWarriorsIN.org

Joint Forces Headquarters- Recruiting

Mr. Meunier has served as a member of the Indiana National Guard for 17 years. Throughout his service he has been dedicated to the betterment of soldiers and their families. He is motivated and here to assist you in your career goals. 

Mrs. Chelsea Strawmyer

Community Relations

Chelsea.Strawmyer@WorkforwarriorsIN.org

Division Armory

Mrs. Strawmyer comes from a family with a long history of military service. She is a spouse of a currently serving active duty solider in the Indiana National Guard. Prior to joining the team she served as a Career Readiness Counselor for the Indiana National Guard. This experience has lead her to dedicate herself to assisting service members and their families navigate employment.

Mrs. Kellie Cratty 

Employment Coordinator

Camp Atterbury - Building 230

Mrs. Cratty has worked with Veterans for 14+ years. She previously worked with soldiers in the skilled trade construction industry to assist with submitting their Veteran Benefits each month. Kellie is passionate about continuing to work with soldiers and their families as an Employment Specialist.

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Ms. Felisha Sumner

Employment Coordinator

Kokomo Armory

Ms. Sumner has worked side by side with military personnel for the last 15 years. Felisha has mainly worked on Air Force installations with active duty but has had experience with other branches as well. Felisha has a passion for helping others and previously worked in the Mental Health field utilizing her Bachelor's in Health Science. However, her experience with military background and the urge to help others, lead her to become an Employment Specialist. Felisha is excited to work with client's in helping them achieve and succeed towards their career goals. 

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Mrs. Kaylin Houseknecht

Employment Coordinator

Evansville Armory

As the spouse of a military veteran, Mrs. Houseknecht’s personal connection with the military community fuels her commitment to supporting servicemembers, veterans, and their families in their career journeys. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business from Ball State University and an Associate's degree in Graphic Design from Ivy Tech. With over a decade of experience in training, design, and communication, Mrs. Houseknecht brings a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to making a meaningful impact in the lives every one of her clients.

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Mr. Derrick Bess

Employment Coordinato

Muncie Armory

Mr. Bess is an Army Veteran that served over 9 years honorably. He held MOS’s 88M and 79R during his tenure and attended many courses that provide relevance in his role. Derrick was stationed at Fort Hood, TX and Fort Leonard Wood, MO where he earned various service awards and valuable experience in the military sector. He is passionate about helping veterans and servicemembers maximize their benefits and strives for excellence at all times. Derrick holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Business Management and a Master of Science in Leadership from Grand Canyon University. His desire to pass on his knowledge as a veteran onto others and the mission of Work for Warriors pushed him to become an Employment Specialist. Mr. Bess is driven to assist others achieve their career goals through empowerment, optimism, and his post-military experience.

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