CDOT Wounded Warrior Progam

Funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the CDOT Wounded Warrior Program was created in the fall of 2010 by CDOT employee and 2x Iraqi combat veteran Greg Martinez. CDOT's Wounded Warrior Program's primary purpose is dedication to transitioning disabled combat veterans back into the workforce - specifically in the Highway Construction Industry.

Program Overview

The CDOT Wounded Warrior Program gives disabled veterans six months of temporary employment at CDOT in various positions and titles based on the veterans resume and qualifications. During the six month tenure the CDOT Wounded Warrior Program Coordinator mentors and prepares the veterans on issues such as first impressions, interviewing skills and resume updating all the while keeping in continuous contact with the veteran while working with his/her supervisor(s). The Wounded Warrior Program Coordinator at CDOT is a Combat Veteran with two tours to Iraq. Having this connection with the veterans in this program creates a more seamless transition back into the workforce for disabled veteran applicants.

CDOT’s Wounded Warrior Program success has been inspirational to all of its employees and most importantly gives the veteran a chance to regain confidence and a sense of self worth in the workplace.  

As of August 2012, the Wounded Warrior Program has employed 12 veterans. Nine of these veterans have gone on to full time employment and of the nine – three are now full time employees of CDOT!

Program Eligibility

Temporary assignments (6 months) with CDOT and must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Separation from military service with a disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Wounded Veterans of Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan or other conflicts on a case by case basis. (Wounds can be physical or psychological).
  • Veterans who are Colorado residents


Send a copy of your DD Form 214, resume, letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs stating your disability rating and a cover letter to The Center for Equal Opportunity detailing your interest in the program and career goals. Information can be sent via mail, e-mail or fax. To apply, call 303-512-4142, 800-925-3427, fax 303-757-9058 or email [email protected]

CDOT Wounded Warrior Brochure

Program Veterans Stories