Join Your Platoon Leadership Team

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Become part of a growing movement of veterans who are leading in their local communities.

Join your Platoon’s Leadership Team and become part of a growing movement of veterans who are leading in their local communities. 

We’re on a mission to connect veterans with under-resourced communities, giving them the opportunity to keep serving once the uniform comes off, right here at home.

Please contact your local Regional Operations Manager about joining your local Platoon Leadership Team.


The roles that make a strong Platoon Leadership Team

What is a Service Platoon?

The Mission Continues’ Service Platoons are led by teams of veteran volunteers that mobilize together to solve a specific challenge in their community. Service Platoons collaborate with local nonprofits, civic organizations, and businesses to ensure community support and engagement. 

Who can serve on the Platoon Leadership Team?  

If you have a desire to continue your service in under-resourced communities, we have an opportunity for you. To be eligible for an existing Platoon Leadership Team, you must: 

  • Be a veteran
  • Volunteered at a TMC service project
  • Are not currently a Platoon Leader

If you have not yet been out to a service project, please visit our volunteer page so you can get boots on the ground today!  

Interested in joining your local Platoon Leadership Team? Click here to view location and contact information. 

The Service Platoon Leader is responsible for leading a team of service-minded veterans to support the local community. With support from The Mission Continues staff, the Platoon Leader ensures continuity of member engagement through regular service, support, and social events. 

Desirable leadership traits: 

  • Communication – Clear, consistent, and timely communications with platoon members and community partner organizations. Strong listening skills with an ability to adapt to change. 
  • Organization – Ability to track members and resources in the context of quarterly mission assignments. 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Social Media platforms. 
  • Leadership – Listen, motivate, and inspire members to continue their mission of service for our country. 
  • Delegation – Ability to delegate tasks/projects with clear expectations and oversight. 
  • Mission/Culture Fit – Demonstrate appreciation for The Mission Continues’ brand in our communities; Maintain ethical norms and our Core Values. 

Note: Ideally, our Service Platoon Leaders will come up through the Platoon and have already spent a minimum of one year on the Leadership Team. However, there are some situations where we will need to recruit a Platoon Leader who is new to the Leadership Team. If you express interest in the PL role on your application and there is a need in your Platoon, you will receive a separate set of instructions for completing your application process. 

If you are interested in the PL role, but it is currently filled, we would be thrilled to have you join the Leadership Team and place you on the waitlist to fill that role in the future. 

For effective and well executed service projects, it is important to have leader(s) on the team who can lead projects in the communities we serve. The Service Project Coordinator ensures volunteers have the supplies and knowledge to complete the different tasks within the project. 

 Desirable leadership traits: 

If you are an excellent project planner with special talents such as carpentry, landscaping, painting, and general maintenance who loves to share and lead others, this leadership role is perfect for you.

  • Familiar with carpentry, general maintenance, power tools, or gardening 
  • Good organizational skills with great attention to detail 
  • Ability to navigate technology including Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point), Teams, PLX/Salesforce 
  • Organizational skills 
  • Comfortable with event/project planning and project management

Desirable leadership traits: 

If you have a knack and passion for using language (spoken/written) to inspire and move people toward positive actions, this position is a great fit for you. 

  • Experience in marketing, public relations, communications or similar field 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Photography skills or experience 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Social Media platforms 
  • Ability to work independently and within a team 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 

Desirable leadership traits:
If you are someone who has a passion to connect with other Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) and loves to share resources with others, this role is a great fit for you.  

  • Experience in networking, relationship and team building in veteran space as well as community organizations 
  • Great organizational skills 
  • Written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to work independently and within a team 
  • Empathetic and caring for the veteran community 

Desirable leadership traits:
If you possess a personality who loves to recognize the best in others as well as plan fun/engaging social outings, this leadership role is perfect for you. 

  • Experience in speaking and connecting with diverse groups 
  • Strong ability to identify opportunities and ways to show appreciation 
  • Ability to have fun! 
  • Ability to work independently and within a team 
  • Event organizing 

Setting Platoon Leadership Teams up for success through the Service Leadership Corps (SLC)

By joining a Platoon Leadership Team, you can expect to receive comprehensive training to set you and your team up for success through the Service Leadership Corps (SLC). SLC combines self-paced, on-demand learning, live virtual workshops and an in-person training experience designed to meet the needs of our Platoon Leadership Team members.  

By completing the Service Leadership Corps, all Leadership Team members will: 

  • Develop a strong knowledge of asset-based community development 
  • Learn strategies for building meaningful relationships with community partners  
  • Access tools for planning and executing service projects that generate visible impact in the community  
  • Build skills for recruiting and engaging veteran volunteers and nonveteran community members 
  • Gain new, transferrable leadership and collaboration skills  
  • Expand your local and national network 
  • Receive ongoing training, access to resources and support from Mission Continues staff  

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