Operation Double Eagle

Operation Double Eagle

The Warrior Alliance is collaborating with leading educators and golf industry experts to address the most pressing issue that veterans face upon their return home – successful transition into the civilian workforce.

Overview

Veteran Workforce Development

Operation Double Eagle is a 9-week skills development program in Augusta, GA that connects veterans and transitioning active-duty service members to a network of employers seeking “job-ready” veterans for nationwide career opportunities.

Recruit

Sgt. 1st Class Clyde Tyner (right), a platoon sergeant with 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, salutes during a 74th D-Day commemoration ceremony June 6, 2018 at Utah Beach along the coast of France. Tyner along with more than 50 other paratroopers were selected to represent the 82nd Airborne Division during the events remembering the events of June 6, 1944 and throughout WWII.

We actively recruit veterans with barriers to employment through our network of partners, transitioning active-duty military, and government agencies. 

Train

Notebook, diploma and pencils on white table. USA military education concept

We are partnering with Augusta Technical College for veterans to earn credit hours using certified instructors via classroom and lab application education

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Made possible by a grant from The Bob Woodruff Foundation, the Double Eagle Performance Center is a dynamic worksite for veterans to gain valuable skills through a hands-on learning program.

Deploy

golf course at dawn backlit by rising sun

The renovation of the August Municipal Golf Course (The Patch) will be used as an apprenticeship opportunity and deliver a signature, ADA compliant golf course.

Warrior Program

Rediscover Your Warrior​

The Warrior Cohorts include up to 15 participants and are scheduled throughout the year. Applicants are selected based on a rigorous selection process and availability. The education and training program offers the following opportunity: 

Accredited Education

Participants will receive free classroom education and achieve Augusta Tech’s Golf Turf and Landscape Specialist certificate. Courses include Horticulture Science, Turf Management, Irrigation, Pesticide, and Golf Course maintenance.

Paid
Stipend

Warrior cohort participants receive a monthly stipend as they complete the 9-week program. Participants in the Operation Double Eagle program will not be required to use their GI Bill benefits.

Real World Application

The Double Eagle Performance Center provides a working facility to apply design, construction, renovation, and maintenance skills. Veterans, as individuals and teams, will take on clearly defined projects, working to solve real-time challenges.

Employment Network

Graduates will achieve “job ready” status and access careers in the Golf, Construction, Irrigation, Equipment, Horticulture, Turf, Pest Control, and Landscaping industries.

Warrior Cohorts are scheduled four times a year. We are always accepting applications.

Warrior Endorsements

“The Warrior Alliance has created an innovative solution for addressing our nation’s veteran unemployment crisis. By incorporating hands-on skills development as a key element for re-tooling veterans for civilian careers, the chances for successful reintegration are substantially increased.”
- Retired US Senator (GA) Johnny Isakson
“Operation Double Eagle enables veterans to heal from their military wounds while acquiring new job skills in one of the best environments for decompressing — a landmark golf course. Anyone with a passion for golf and our nation’s heroes should invest in Operation Double Eagle.”
- Retired 4-Star General (ARMY) Larry Ellis

Industry Partners

". . . as [service members] return home and transition back into civilian communities . . . we ought to make it a priority to help them channel their experience, ethos, and desire for personal challenge into continuing to make a difference. Their strengths are our strengths, the steel of America’s national character.”

– General Martin E. Dempsey, November 2013​

Build Your Veteran
Workforce Today!

Warriors are our greatest assets.  They provide a workforce that brings military ethos to your company – leadership, strategic thinking, work ethic, and a commitment to excellence.

Hire Veterans​

Hire skilled “job ready” veterans to secure highly productive and dedicated employees.

Job Certified

Program graduates achieve technical college accredited certificates and state-specific certifications.

Expert-Trained

Certified instructors and industry experts deliver academic and hands-on skills training.

Compliance

Achieve Department of Labor EEO1 and ADA requirements for hiring veterans and people with disabilities.

Our Employer Sponsors

Operation Double Eagle Employer Sponsors go beyond being veteran-friendly. They view military ethos as a competitive advantage. They take action to hire and promote individuals that served in the US Armed Forces.

See our growing list of Employer Sponsors to learn more about their Warrior Commitment.

  • All
  • Construction
  • Golf

Employer Sponsor Opportunity

Multi-Media Channels to Promote Veteran Support
Golf Course and Clubhouse Recognition
Access to Membership and Events
Connect your Company to Job-Ready Veterans
Priority Status for Operation Double Eagle Hiring
Employer Sponsor Branding and Marketing

The Patch

Rich in History

Built in 1926 by David Oglivie, “The Patch” refers to the golf course’s original land as a nursery, and is home to where the legendary PGA Tour Player, Jim Dent got his start.  Many of the Augusta community learned to play golf at The Patch, with several of its members becoming revered caddies at the famed Masters tournament.

The Renovation Project

Augusta, GA has a rich history of military service and is the location for Ft.  Gordon, a major Army installation.  Already recognized as the mecca for golf, Augusta is honoring these two major qualities to bring a new destination golf course to the city, built by veterans.  The Augusta Municipal Golf Course will be constructed as a signature, fully ADA compliant golf course designed as one of the most accessible golf facilities in the nation.

Warrior Apprenticeship

Renovated by veterans and used as ongoing apprenticeship work site

Conservation

Environmental improvements for erosion control, water consumption, and beautification

Accessibility

ADA compliant course design include all-abilities tee areas and features accommodations

Economic Development

Increased play, tournaments, and visitors to the new world-class golf facilities

Grow The Game

Increase access for players of all levels to enjoy the game of golf and participate in on-site adaptive golf academy

Media

Operation Double
Eagle Stories

Looking for a great new career?

We’re currently seeking veterans who are looking to jumpstart their success on a new career track.