StarCorps: Empowering Military Families Through Flexible Careers

by Chuck Dyer - February 15, 2024

At StarSevenSix, our ethos, "Find your passion and help others," isn't just a tagline—it's the guiding principle behind every initiative we undertake. Among these, StarCorps stands out as a testament to our commitment to creating meaningful change, especially for those who give so much yet are often overlooked: military families. This story isn't just about the service we offer; it's about the lives we touch and the challenges we help overcome.

Military families embody resilience, facing unique challenges that most civilians may never understand. Imagine packing up your life and moving to a foreign country every few years, embracing new cultures and communities while bidding farewell to friends and familiarity. This transient lifestyle, while enriching, presents significant hurdles, particularly for military spouses seeking to maintain careers amidst constant change.

The traditional career trajectory is linear, building on years spent in the same location or company. However, for a military spouse, the journey is anything but linear. Frequent relocations, often to places where employment opportunities are scarce or non-existent, can stifle professional growth and development. The challenge is not just about securing a job; it's about finding meaningful work that offers flexibility, acknowledges their skills, and allows for professional advancement, regardless of where duty calls their partner next.

Enter StarCorps, StarSevenSix's innovative solution designed to bridge this gap. By offering remote, flexible employment opportunities specifically tailored to the military lifestyle, we provide a lifeline for these spouses. Our mission with StarCorps is twofold: to redefine customer service excellence and to empower military families with stable, fulfilling careers that travel with them, wherever they go.

At the heart of StarCorps are the military spouses themselves, who bring a wealth of experience, skills, and perspectives to our team. Recognizing the value of this diverse talent pool, we've created roles that not only accommodate the nomadic military life but also capitalize on the unique strengths of our employees. From customer service to technical support, StarCorps roles are designed to be as dynamic and adaptable as the families they serve.

But StarCorps is more than just a job opportunity; it's a community. Understanding the isolation and challenges that can come with being stationed abroad, we've fostered a supportive network where military spouses can find camaraderie, support, and a sense of belonging. This community aspect is crucial, providing a stable foundation during times of upheaval and transition.

The impact of StarCorps extends beyond the individual employees to the military families themselves. By addressing the high unemployment and underemployment rates among military spouses, we're not just offering financial stability; we're boosting morale, confidence, and the overall well-being of these families. Furthermore, our clients benefit from the exceptional service provided by our dedicated, skilled team, knowing that their choice supports a socially responsible cause.

In essence, StarCorps embodies the very spirit of StarSevenSix. It's a manifestation of our belief in the power of community and support, and a reflection of our commitment to making a tangible difference in the lives of those who serve. By intertwining exceptional customer service with meaningful employment opportunities for military spouses, we're not just conducting business; we're building bridges, fostering growth, and creating a brighter future for military families around the world.

This initiative is more than a service—it's a movement. A movement towards a more inclusive, understanding, and supportive society that recognizes the sacrifices of military families and offers tangible solutions to their challenges. StarCorps is our way of saying thank you, offering a hand, and making a difference, one family at a time.

Over his 35 year career, Chuck has worked in just about all facets of IT, from hands on network engineering to server and datacenter architecture to business continuity, as well as managing teams of developers focused on SaaS product design and development. Much of his career was building and advising emerging technology startups in the cloud, AI and blockchain industries. In addition, he is a US Military Veteran of 24 years, having served in the United States Marine Corps, United States Air Force Reserve and Ohio Naval Reserve. Chuck serves as the Vice President of Strategy at StarSevenSix.