5 Companies Hiring Combat-Arms Vets — No Degree Required

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If you served in the military but are not quite sure how your skills will translate to the civilian world, focus on the discipline, problem-solving, and leadership skills that you learned from the start of your time in service.


Here are five exceptional Hirepurpose partner companies that are looking to hire veterans with a background in combat arms, infantry, or security today.

With nearly 4,500 stores and more than 75 clinics in 32 states and the District of Columbia, Rite Aid is the largest drugstore chain on the East Coast and third-largest in the country, offering a wide variety of health and wellness products and services to their customers. Rite Aid offers a wide variety of management and non-management career opportunities in their stores and provides associates with the training necessary to run a great business.

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Those veterans who served as military policemen, special operatives, intelligence officers, or in security-related positions should explore a career with Gavin de Becker & Associates, a high-end security company that provides services to at-risk public figures in the United States and abroad. Gavin de Becker employees are experts in the security field, offering lectures and seminars about physical security techniques and related topics.

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Transitioning veterans and family members who prefer to work outside in the landscaping industry should take a look at the positions that BrightView Landscaping has open right now. With over 22,000 employees, BrightView is the largest landscaping maintenance firm in the country and is a proud recruiter of those who have served.

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CHS is the nation’s largest farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods business, and are owned by 600,000 farmers both directly and through approximately 1,100 locally controlled cooperatives. The company believes military hires bring unique skills and experiences with them to the job making CHS stronger.

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Penske Truck Leasing has operations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia — and provides supply-chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. The company is dedicated to those who have served and has been selected as a Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer by Victory Media Group year after year.

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Pictured left to right: Pedro Pascal ("Catfish"), Garrett Hedlund ("Ben"), Charlie Hunnam ("Ironhead"), and Ben Affleck ("Redfly") Photo Courtesy of Netflix

A new trailer for Netflix's Triple Frontier dropped last week, and it looks like a gritty mash-up of post-9/11 war dramas Zero Dark Thirty and Hurt Locker and crime thrillers Narcos and The Town.

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Army Sgt. Daniel Cowart gets a hug from then-Dallas Cowboys defensive end Chris Canty. Photo: Department of Defense

The Distinguished Service Cross was made for guys like Sgt. Daniel Cowart, who literally tackled and "engaged...in hand to hand combat" a man wearing a suicide vest while he was on patrol in Iraq.

So it's no wonder he's having his Silver Star upgraded to the second-highest military award.

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A small unmanned aerial vehicle built by service academy cadets is shown here flying above ground. This type of small UAV was used by cadets and midshipmen from the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy, during a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-sponsored competition at Camp Roberts, California, April 23-25, 2017. During the competition, cadets and midshipmen controlled small UAVs in "swarm" formations to guard territory on the ground at Camp Roberts. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Drones have been used in conflicts across the globe and will play an even more important role in the future of warfare. But, the future of drones in combat will be different than what we have seen before.

The U.S. military can set itself apart from others by embracing autonomous drone warfare through swarming — attacking an enemy from multiple directions through dispersed and pulsing attacks. There is already work being done in this area: The U.S. military tested its own drone swarm in 2017, and the UK announced this week it would fund research into drone swarms that could potentially overwhelm enemy air defenses.

I propose we look to the amoeba, a single-celled organism, as a model for autonomous drones in swarm warfare. If we were to use the amoeba as this model, then we could mimic how the organism propels itself by changing the structure of its body with the purpose of swarming and destroying an enemy.

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Soldiers from 4th Squadron, 9th U.S. Cavalry Regiment "Dark Horse," 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are escorted by observer controllers from the U.S. Army Operational Test Command after completing field testing of the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) Sept. 24, 2018. (U.S. Army/Maj. Carson Petry)

The Army has awarded a $575 million contract to BAE Systems for the initial production of its replacement for the M113 armored personnel carriers the service has been rocking downrange since the Vietnam War.

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President Donald Trump has formally outlined how his administration plans to stand up the Space Force as the sixth U.S. military service – if Congress approves.

On Tuesday, Trump signed a directive that calls for the Defense Department to submit a proposal to Congress that would make Space Force fall under Department of the Air Force, a senior administration official said.

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