5 Companies Hiring Combat-Arms Vets — No Degree Required

career
U.S. Army photo

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.

See all jobs with Rite Aid »

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.

See all jobs with Gavin de Becker »

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.

See all jobs with BrightView Landscaping »

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.

See all jobs with CHS »

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.

See all jobs with Penske »

Photo: US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

A former sailor who was busted buying firearms with his military discount and then reselling some of them to criminals is proving to be a wealth of information for federal investigators.

Julio Pino used his iPhone to record most, if not all, of his sales, court documents said. He even went so far as to review the buyers' driver's license on camera.

It is unclear how many of Pino's customer's now face criminal charges of their own. Federal indictments generally don't provide that level of detail and Assistant U.S. Attorney William B. Jackson declined to comment.

Read More Show Less
Photo illustration by Paul Szoldra/Task & Purpose

It all began with a medical check.

Carson Thomas, a healthy and fit 20-year-old infantryman who had joined the Army after a brief stint in college, figured he should tell the medics about the pain in his groin he had been feeling. It was Feb. 12, 2012, and the senior medic looked him over and decided to send him to sick call at the base hospital.

It seemed almost routine, something the Army doctors would be able to diagnose and fix so he could get back to being a grunt.

Now looking back on what happened some seven years later, it was anything but routine.

Read More Show Less
U.S. Army Cpt. Katrina Hopkins and Chief Warrant Officer 2 James Rogers, assigned to Task Force Warhorse, pilot a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) operation at Camp Taji, Iraq, Dec. 18, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Javion Siders)

U.S. forces must now ask the Iraqi military for permission to fly in Iraqi airspace before coming to the aid of U.S. troops under fire, a top military spokesman said.

However, the mandatory approval process is not expected to slow down the time it takes the U.S. military to launch close air support and casualty evacuation missions for troops in the middle of a fight, said Army Col. James Rawlinson, a spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve.

Read More Show Less
Army Spc. Clayton James Horne

Army Spc. Clayton James Horne died in Saudi Arabia on Aug. 17, making him the eighth non-combat fatality for Operation Inherent Resolve so far this year, defense officials have announced.

Horne, 23, was assigned to the 351st Military Police Company, 160th Military Police Battalion, an Army Reserve unit based in Ocala, Florida, a Pentagon news release says.

Read More Show Less
Joshua Yabut/Twitter

The soldier who was arrested for taking an armored personnel carrier on a slow-speed police chase through Virginia has been found not guilty by reason of insanity on two charges, according to The Richmond-Times Dispatch.

Joshua Phillip Yabut, 30, entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle — in this case, a 12-ton APC taken from Fort Pickett in June 2018 — and violating the terms of his bond, which stemmed from a trip to Iraq he took in March 2019 (which was not a military deployment).

Read More Show Less