Col. Nanette Brédé Mueller, USA (Ret), had three goals when she joined the Army: She wanted to lead, manage, and make a difference. She not only accomplished these goals during her 29-year Army career and as a military spouse, but also continues to do so in her personal and professional life.
Brédé Mueller, who served on MOAA’s board of directors from 2006-12, is chief executive officer, executive director, and co-founder of Prep Connect 360, a military-to-civilian career transition program in the Colorado Springs, Colo., area. Since its start in 2012, the weeklong program has had over 800 graduates. A cadre of nearly 50 volunteers, many of whom are graduates of the program, present topics on career assessments, interviewing, career goal development, social media, employer connections, networking, and more in a participative learning environment.
“Most of the volunteers bring with them a passion to help veterans in a particular area,” said Brédé Mueller.
She volunteers hundreds of hours annually to the program, making sure curriculum is prepared, participants have done their prework, and volunteers are lined up.