The veteran service organization, Vietnam Veterans of America, penned an open letter to President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump, calling on the former to pardon all post-9/11 veterans who were discharged under less-than-honorable conditions without the due process of a court-martial.
America is now in its fifteenth year of war, even if our elected leaders want to call it something else. Thus, we’ve entered into an age of persistent conflict, in which this generation of service members has been directly or indirectly engaged the entire time without mandatory conscription.
Companies rightfully want to hire veterans. America's veterans have always been driven individuals with unique skills and leadership experience. But after more than a decade of complex counterinsurgency operations, today’s vets are more talented than in any era of American history.