U.S. Army photo by Spc. Philip Diab

What is noticeably missing from the ranks of most top-tier tech companies in the United States is the presence of military veterans. Over the last decade, many of the technology companies that have come to dominate the consumer and enterprise markets were not founded by veterans. There are likely many reasons for this trend, but contributing factors include a lack of entrepreneurial role models in the military community and a military transition process that is optimized for helping Veterans become employees, not entrepreneurs.

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Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jason Epperson

As a Green Beret serving in Afghanistan, Greg Adams assembled teams of local Afghans to defend their village. Now as a civilian, Adams is building a team to tackle an even larger security challenge: making the world a safer place.

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After five years on active duty as an enlisted intelligence specialist in the U.S. Army, Ethan Dietrich made the decision to hang up his uniform and join the civilian world. As he wrapped up his final deployment and explored his post-service options, Dietrich quickly realized that going to college was not going to be a viable choice.

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