Military Spouse Employment: The Conversation Continues

KellyAnne Conway

Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Trump, met with military spouses Thursday to continue the conversation about spouse employment and licensing issues at a luncheon hosted by the Army Officers' Spouses' Club of the Greater Washington Area (AOSCGWA).

“Military spouses, like you, are the backbone of our society,” Conway said as she relayed how deeply moved she was to be in the presence of people who have sacrificed so much. 

As the luncheon’s featured guest speaker, Conway shared details about the ongoing efforts President Trump’s Administration is making towards promoting professional license reciprocity across state lines. 

Conway also hinted at a potential upcoming Executive Order, involving the Pentagon and the Department of Labor, that would connect military spouse talent with employment opportunities. 

“Everywhere we go to speak about spouse employment issues, one of the many things we hear is that this licensing issue both inhibits and becomes prohibitive to military spouses when they move,” she explained. 

In addition to speaking about military spouse employment, Conway took a few questions from the audience. When asked how she manages to balance working at the White House while raising four children, she replied, “Not very well.”  

“By 8:00 a.m., I’ve made about 10 eggs, found missing shoes, and gotten four kids out the door before I leave for work,” she said. “Sometimes, I must admit, the White House is far less stressful!”

Conway’s authentic answer clearly resonated with the room full of make-it-work military spouses. 

We invite you to be a part of the employment conversation and keep up to date on what the Administration is doing to help military spouses.

Posted November 17, 2017

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