Kimberly Bryant, second from the left (Courtesy photo)

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The night of September 11, 2001, Kimberly Bryant drove her boyfriend to the airport to deploy immediately to the Middle East. "That was the last time I saw the man I knew, the man I fell in love with," she recalls. On that deployment, her boyfriend was severely injured and returned home with a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. When he was medically retired and deemed unemployable, with 100 percent disability from the Department of Veterans Affairs, various people told her that she had no obligation to him, but she couldn't walk away.

"I knew the person he was before this happened," she says. They got engaged, married, and raised a family together.

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Carl Chandler (Courtesy photo)

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Carl Chandler was on the fast track to leadership in the Army, but in 2003, while deployed in Iraq as an Airborne Rifle Team Leader, he passed up a pay raise so he could stay with his soldiers.

"I knew I wanted to look for other opportunities outside of the Army after that deployment," he says, "so I turned down my promotion to E6 to stay with my team, to ensure we all got home safely, and begin my transition to civilian life."

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Ben Longworth (Courtesy photo)

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Ben Longworth enlisted into the Navy Sonar Technician program in 1978 and served for six years. He chose the field because it would give him experience in mechanical, hydraulic, and electronic systems. Longworth still uses that machinery experience as an Electrical Superintendent at CHS Inc., a Fortune 100 agricultural and energy company.

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John Mechkowski (Courtesy photo)

Editor's Note: The following story highlights a veteran at U.S. Cellular committed to including talented members of the military community in its workplace. U.S. Cellular is a client of Hirepurpose, a Task & Purpose sister company. Learn More.

When the Marine Corps assigned John Mechkowski to the field of communications, he didn't imagine that several years later, he would work as an associate data network engineer at U.S. Cellular. His time in the military gave him experience that not only made him successful in his job search, but brought him to a veteran-friendly company that he loves.

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Jennifer Nagy (Courtesy photo)

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As a military-friendly employer, Lowe's has prioritized hiring military members, veterans, and military spouses while finding value in what they bring to the table. As Jennifer Nagy puts it, Lowe's is working hard to prove it deserves this title.

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Adam Gubitosi (Courtesy photo)

Editor's Note: The following story highlights a veteran at WESCO Distribution, Inc. committed to including talented members of the military community in its workplace. Best Buy is a client of Hirepurpose, a Task & Purpose sister company. Learn More.

Air Force veteran Adam Gubitosi has many strengths. His 21-year career in the Air Force helped him hone the talents he already had and develop new traits to further his civilian career. By relying on his strengths — fostering personal growth, networking, and goal-setting — Gubitosi has created a successful career at WESCO Distribution, Inc.

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