Virtual Career Fair for Military Personnel

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Military Officers Association of America

The executive director of Christ Kitchen in San Diego, Captain David Schnell served for nearly three decades in the U.S. Navy, commanding warships such as the USS Ford and the USS Peleliu and earning several accolades for meritorious service. Captain David Schnell also holds a lifetime membership in the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).

As the largest association of military officers in the country, MOAA works hard to support its members and their families through a diverse range of programs. These programs include free virtual career fairs held to connect those who have served in the military, and their spouses, with employment opportunities. The organization has seen the effectiveness of these virtual career fairs, which require minimal time investment.

The MOAA will host one of its virtual career fairs on June 20th, 2018. To participate in the fair, you must register and then upload your personal information, such as your current photo, resume, and a link to your LinkedIn profile. Those interested in participating, or to find out about future opportunities, may visit the organization’s website at


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A U.S. Navy veteran with more than 26 years of experience as an officer in increasingly challenging roles, including the command of two naval warships, David Schnell has a vast background in executive leadership, management, and team building. David Schnell’s military service offered him the chance to develop a wide range of skills in business management, crisis management, financial planning, and problem solving. He served in multiple deployments to the Arabian Gulf, provided combat support to ongoing military operations in the Middle East, and led thousands of sailors from a variety of different professional backgrounds. During his naval career, David Schnell served as Commanding Officer on board the USS Peleliu, an amphibious aircraft carrier and flagship for an expeditionary strike group, and the USS Ford, a guided missile frigate in support of an aircraft carrier strike group. During both commands, he led a total of 1,250 sailors and oversaw the security of 1,800 Marines in combat and support operations. David Schnell also held several staff positions in Washington, DC, including Staff Officer to the Chief of Naval Operations Deep Blue Directorate, where he offered technical guidance and expertise on emerging warfare concepts, and Branch Chief to the Joint Staff in the War on Terrorism Directorate, where he worked on anti-proliferation issues concerning weapons of mass destruction as well as biological and chemical agents. Schnell retired honorably from the Navy as a Captain and currently works in San Diego as Executive Director of Christ Kitchen, an organization that provides thousands of meals to people who are homeless and families in need. David Schnell also serves on the board of Walden Family Services and is a counselor with Royal Family Kids Camp, two organizations that offer assistance, support, and developmental activities to foster children.

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