These 6 Outstanding Companies Want To Hire You And Your Logistics Experience

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Members of the 55th Logistic Readiness Squadron Small Air Terminal section prepare to load humanitarian supplies onto a C-17 Globemaster at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Dec. 9, 2016. The supplies are made possible by the Denton Program, which allows the use of extra space on U.S. military cargo aircraft to transport humanitarian assistance materials.
U.S. Air Force photo by by Zachary Hada.

The old saying that “amateurs talk tactics; professionals talk logistics” is as true in business as it is in the military. Whether a company needs to get products onto store shelves or spare parts to vital customers, it all comes down to logistics. No matter what your MOS was, you spent a lot of your military career on logistics. Put that experience to good use with these great companies today.


Former soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who spent their military tours focusing on logistics and manufacturing tasks will find their skills transferrable to the jobs that Johnson Controls is looking to fill right now. Known for its military-friendly culture, Johnson Controls has pledged to hire veterans as member of the Veterans Jobs Mission coalition.

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Airgas, the largest U.S. distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases, is looking for qualified service members to join its team. Known for its military-friendly policies and dedication to military causes such as Operation Homefront, Airgas is a great company for veterans to consider as they move into the private sector.

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With over 50,000 associates around the globe, B. Braun Medical Inc. is a worldwide healthcare supplier with a reputation of being a great supporter of the military, veterans, and their family members. B. Braun has also been recognized as one of the top 25 “Best Places to Work” by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry magazine.

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Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, is a great company for veterans to explore for their next career move. With a robust veterans recruiting program, Schneider is known for its attention to detail and dedication to helping employees learn, grow, and thrive.

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BJ's Wholesale Club, the first retailer to introduce the warehouse club concept in the northeastern United States, is a great company for veterans looking to join a passionate team of individuals. At BJ’s, veterans will find unlimited opportunities for career growth, tremendous earning potential, and colleagues and management that will recognize and reward their achievements.

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Walgreens, one of the nation’s top pharmacies and wellness and beauty companies, is currently looking for transitioning service members or veterans to fill their distribution center roles. The company also offers the W-Vets Business Resource Group (BRG): A grassroots network of current Walgreens team members, this network is comprised of former veteran and military service members, active National Guard and Reserve service members, and military and veteran supporters, W-Vets offers networking, peer mentoring, professional development and community service opportunities, to help Walgreens build upon a deeply rooted tradition of supporting those who have proudly served.

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Five people have been indicted in federal court in the Western District of Texas on charges of participating in a scheme to steal millions of dollars from benefits reserved for military members, U.S. Department of Justice officials said Wednesday.

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In this March 24, 2017, photo, bottles of hemp oil, or CBD, are for sale at the store Into The Mystic in Mission, Kansas. (Associated Press/The Kansas City Star/Allison Long)

Editor's Note: This article by Patricia Kime originally appeared onMilitary.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

As the military services each roll out new policies regarding hemp-derived products like cannabidiol, or CBD, the Defense Department is not mincing words.

"It's completely forbidden for use by any service member in any of the services at this point of time," said Patricia Deuster, director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

The warning, along with the policies issued recently by the Air Force, Coast Guard and Department of the Navy, comes as CBD is becoming increasingly ubiquitous across the country in many forms, from coffee additives and vaping liquids to tinctures, candies and other foods, carrying promises of health benefits ranging from pain and anxiety relief to sleeping aids and inflammation reduction.

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The Navy has fired five senior leaders so far in August – and the month isn't even over.

While the sea service is famous for instilling in officers that they are responsible for any wrongdoing by their sailors – whether they are aware of the infractions or not – the recent rash of firings is a lot, even for the Navy.

A Navy spokesman said there is no connection between any of the five officers relieved of command, adding that each relief is looked at separately.

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Then-Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville. (U.S. Army/Spc. Matthew J. Marcellus)

After months of focusing on modernization priorities, Army leadership plans to tackle persisting personnel issues in the coming years.

Acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Tuesday at an event with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies that what people can to hear service leadership "talk a lot about ... our people. Investing in our people, so that they can reach their potential. ... We are a people organization."

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Two U.S. military service members were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the Resolute Support mission announced in a press release.

Their identities are being withheld pending notification of next of kin, the command added.

A total of 16 U.S. troops have died in Afghanistan so far in 2019. Fourteen of those service members have died in combat including two service members killed in an apparent insider attack on July 29.

Two U.S. troops in Afghanistan have been killed in non-combat incidents and a sailor from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln was declared dead after falling overboard while the ship was supporting operations in Afghanistan.

At least two defense contractors have also been killed in Afghanistan. One was a Navy veteran and the other had served in the Army.