About Us

One mission, many partners

Next Level Veterans is Indiana’s statewide effort to attract veterans to the state and provide exceptional support throughout the transition process. This public/private partnership is made up of a variety of state agencies, nonprofits and employers that all share a part of this task.

This effort is an enduring effort and we have ambitious plans. If you are a veteran seeking connection, employment or any other service please let us know and we will do our best to help. If you are an employer or nonprofit interested in being a part of this movement, please reach out as well, we would love to work with you.

Our Team


Wes Wood – Director

With experience in the Army’s 101st Airborne Division as an infantry noncommissioned officer and an MBA from Indiana University, Wes is well suited to navigate both the civilian and military landscape. Wes is the go-to contact for employers or other stakeholders that would like to partner with the Next Level Veterans initiative.


Jerry Young – Veteran Engagement Manager

Drawing on his background within both the Air Force and Army National Guard as a noncommissioned officer, Jerry manages veteran relationships and provides a connection point to resources and careers. Jerry is the go-to contact for veterans seeking help with the Next Level Veterans process.