Kevin Bell

Kevin Bell is a researcher and a finalist for the 2014 Presidential Management Fellowship. He is currently working on academic projects while he clears the administrative hurdles for a PMF position in Washington,D.C. He served with the 101st Airborne Division as an infantry platoon leader in Afghanistan from 2008-2009, and received an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University in 2012.

Recent articles from Kevin Bell

U.S. Army Spc. Stephen Highberger, left, and Pvt. Charles Joiner from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army Europe, sit in a patrol base on an overnight mission near Forward Operation Base Lane, Zabul Province, Afghanistan, March 13, 2009.
Community
Here’s What History Can Teach Us About The US Withdrawal From Afghanistan
We have the tiger by the tail in Afghanistan, and we need to be sure that we know what will happen before we let it go.
Capt. Jay Jewess, the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco deputy commander, speaks during a graduation ceremony for Coast Guard members who recently completed their bachelor’s and associate degrees, Sept. 23, 2010.
Education
The Real Deal With Liberal Arts Degrees
While the liberal arts frequently get an unfairly bad rap, it’s important for veterans to understand the implications of their degree choice.
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Career
This RAND Employment Report Has Some Good News And Advice For Vets
The 100,000 Jobs Missions report has some good news for transitioning service member and veterans looking for civilian employment. Here are some of the highlights.
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Career
Why Planning Your Military Transition In Advance Is More Important Than You Think
Be smart and start planning for your exit from the military well in advance. You’ll breathe easier if you do.
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WASHINGTON (Feb. 26, 2013) Financial planning is essential for all military personnel. Military Saves Week, running Feb. 25 to March 2, encourages service members to "Set a Goal, Make a Plan, Save Automatically" in order to better prepare for their future. (U.S. Navy photo by Patrick Gordon/Released)
Career
Here’s How Messing Up Your Military Transition Can Cost You Big Time
A few hours of extra preparation work every week before you separate from the military can save you tens of thousands of dollars and needless heartache down the road.
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Career
5 Ways To Be More Effective At Networking
When done properly, networking is neither sleazy nor forced and can be the key to landing your next job.
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News
America Should Not Forget About The War In Afghanistan
Remember that other war we're still in engaged in?
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION - Nearly two hundred veterans, service members, military spouses, employers, and civic leaders interact at a networking reception as part of the Fort Bragg Veterans Jobs Summit on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Fort Bragg, N.C. The two-day summit is held in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Army. Sponsored by the Call of Duty Endowment, the event is part of a series of collaborative efforts between the public and private sectors to connect veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses to meaningful employment opportunities. The event will culminate with a Hiring Our Heroes job fair with more than 1,200 service members, veterans, and military spouses at Fort Bragg on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. (Sara D. Davis/AP Images for U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation)
Career
How I Got Over My Aversion To Networking
Here's why all veterans should master the skill of networking.