POSTPONED!! Due to low registration the Forward March Training Seminar & Symposium is being reschedule for May 30th & 31st of 2019. Stay tuned for updates in January.

When: May 30 & 31, 2019

Where: Iron Mike Conference Center, 2658 Reilly Road, Fort Bragg, NC 28310


The Forward March Training Seminar & Symposium has been a model for collaboration between local, state and national organizations for the past eight years. This year’s seminar will continue to be a major catalyst for building resiliency and promoting successful outcomes for service members, veterans, and their families. Professionals will enhance their understanding of ways to foster communication, utilize effective tools, and identify appropriate resources. As we celebrate our military for the sacrifices they make on behalf of our great nation, we must recognize the need to continue to support veterans and their families as they transition out of our Armed Forces.  Folks who register and attend will be eligible for CEU’s.

Who should attend:

This Training Seminar & Symposium is beneficial to substance abuse professionals, psychologists, social workers, case managers, counselors, school personnel, clergy, military communities, veteran services, government, non-profit, and private organizations. Other interested mental health, human service professionals or anyone who provides support services for military members, veterans, and their families.

Past Featured Speakers:

  • Kelly Posner, PhDDeveloped the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale
  • Jake RademacherProducer & Director, Award-Winning “Brothers at War” Documentary
  • Patty ShinsekiMilitary Child Education Coalition
  • LTG Patricia HorohoUSA, Ret., Surgeon General
  • LTG Eric SchoomakerUSA, Ret., Surgeon General
  • Dr. Ken GinsburgAuthor & Pediatrician
  • Kayla WilliamsVeteran & Author
  • Dr. Mary KellerMilitary Child Education Coalition
  • CSM Chris FarisUSA, Ret., Special Operations Command
  • Col. Kimberly OlsonUSAF, Ret., Grace After Fire
  • Barbara Van DahlenPresident & Founder, Give An Hour
  • Brigadier General Rhonda CornumFormer Director of Comprehensive Soldier Fitness
  • Joyce RaezerNational Military Family Association


For more information, contact:

La-Lisa Hewett-Robinson, MA, Southern Regional AHEC 910-678-7293
or email