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5 Companies Looking For Veterans With Project Management Experience
As business grows more complex, so do business processes. New initiatives, new ideas, new products; they all have one thing in common: They need a project manager. Project managers are the key to accountability in many aspects of company life. If you are a veteran with a background in project management, these five companies are looking for you.
Crowe Horwath, a public accounting, consulting and technology firm with offices across the globe, is looking for project managers who have a background in marketing, business or healthcare. Veterans are an essential part of the company’s innovative and collaborative workforce.
For those with a background in healthcare, administration or customer service, Anthem, Inc., has thousands of roles open right now. Anthem is ranked as one of “America’s Most Admired Companies” among health insurers by Fortune Magazine and received the 2016 Military Friendly Employer designation.
TEKsystems, one of the leading recruiters and providers of IT talent to corporations across America, is looking for motivated project managers to join its team. Recognized as a Military-Friendly Employer by Victory Media, TEKsystems has employed over 3,000 veterans since 2014.
One of the 10 largest banks in the country, Capital One, is seeking transitioning service members and veterans with expertise in project management, marketing, IT, finance or risk management. Whether you served four years or long-term in the military, you should definitely check out what Capital One has to offer. It has a long history of supporting veterans; currently operating a veteran’s resource group and maintaining partnerships with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Program and the Military Spouse’s Business Alliance.
Farmers Insurance is a leading U.S. insurer group of automobiles, homes, and small businesses and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers has established itself as a military-friendly employer. One in four Farmers agents is a military veteran, and Farmers is among the top 150 military employers and among the top 50 military spouse employers according to MilitaryFriendly.com.
KABUL/WASHINGTON/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The United States and the Taliban will sign an agreement on Feb. 29 at the end of a week long period of violence reduction in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Taliban said on Friday.
Large cargo ships, small fishing boats and other watercraft sail safely past Naval Station Norfolk every day, but there's always a possibility that terrorists could use any one of them to attack the world's largest naval base.
While Navy security keeps a close eye on every vessel that passes, there's an inherent risk for the sailors aboard small patrol boats who are tasked with helping keep aircraft carriers, submarines and destroyers on base safe from waterborne attacks.
So the Navy experimented Wednesday to test whether an unmanned vessel could stop a small boat threatening the base from the Elizabeth River.
In the wee hours of Jan. 8, Tehran retaliated over the U.S. killing of Iran's most powerful general by bombarding the al-Asad air base in Iraq.
Among the 2,000 troops stationed there was U.S. Army Specialist Kimo Keltz, who recalls hearing a missile whistling through the sky as he lay on the deck of a guard tower. The explosion lifted his body - in full armor - an inch or two off the floor.
Keltz says he thought he had escaped with little more than a mild headache. Initial assessments around the base found no serious injuries or deaths from the attack. U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted, "All is well!"
The next day was different.
"My head kinda felt like I got hit with a truck," Keltz told Reuters in an interview from al-Asad air base in Iraq's western Anbar desert. "My stomach was grinding."
A video has emerged showing a U.S. military vehicle running a Russian armored truck off the road in Syria after it tried to pass an American convoy.
Questions still remain about the incident, to include when it occurred, though it appears to have taken place on a stretch of road near the Turkish border town of Qamishli, according to The War Zone.
Editor's Note: The following is an op-ed. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Task & Purpose.
We are women veterans who have served in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. Our service – as aviators, ship drivers, intelligence analysts, engineers, professors, and diplomats — spans decades. We have served in times of peace and war, separated from our families and loved ones. We are proud of our accomplishments, particularly as many were earned while immersed in a military culture that often ignores and demeans women's contributions. We are veterans.
Yet we recognize that as we grew as leaders over time, we often failed to challenge or even question this culture. It took decades for us to recognize that our individual successes came despite this culture and the damage it caused us and the women who follow in our footsteps. The easier course has always been to tolerate insulting, discriminatory, and harmful behavior toward women veterans and service members and to cling to the idea that 'a few bad apples' do not reflect the attitudes of the whole.
Recent allegations that Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie allegedly sought to intentionally discredit a female veteran who reported a sexual assault at a VA medical center allow no such pretense.