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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Tech. Sgt. Ryan Cooper, 151st Security Forces Squadron, leads a team of security forces members as they clear a building during a simulated active shooter event October 15, 2019 at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah. (U.S. Air National Guard/Tech. Sgt. John Winn)

Security measures at U.S. military bases will be increased in the wake of the deadly shootings at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii and Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida.

In a message posted to Twitter, U.S. Northern Command, known as Northcom, said it has directed its installations to "immediately assess force protection measures and implement increased random security measures for their facilities."

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The Washington Post has obtained confidential documents showing that top U.S. military officials have repeatedly lied to the American public about the war in Afghanistan, despite many having clear knowledge the effort is unwinnable.

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Air Force personnel wait for a pallet of equipment to load on a C-17 Globemaster III at Sather Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 30 2008 (Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Allen)

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Four Katyusha rockets struck a military base next to Baghdad International Airport on Monday wounding "six fighters", a statement from the military said.

Security forces found a rocket launcher and several rockets in a search of the area, the statement said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. investigators face mounting pressure on Monday to deliver answers on the motive that led a Saudi Air Force lieutenant to shoot and kill three people and wounded eight others at a U.S. Navy base in Pensacola, Florida.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, speaking at a Sunday evening press conference, said he was sure the gunman carried out an act of terrorism. He questioned whether it could have been prevented by better vetting of foreign military officers who train in the United States.

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian forces have entered Raqqa, the former de facto capital of the Islamic State caliphate, in one of the starkest examples yet of how Moscow has filled the vacuum created by President Donald Trump's decision to pull U.S. forces from northern Syria.

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