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How to be the next Indiana Jones after the military, no E-Tool or whip required
“I think that dig was the first time I had laughed as much and as hard as I had since I was in the service."
4 things to know before entering the civilian workforce after disability retirement
Disability isn’t an unemployment sentence
How this Army veteran found meaning in emergency management
For Lorenzo Leon, coming home was almost as difficult as deploying in the first place
Civilian Packing List: Everything you need for a successful transition out of the military
Here are some essentials to pack with you that will make sure you are prepared for your new assignment as a civilian.
7 things you need to do before leaving the military
Facing the next chapter in your life after the military can feel daunting when you think about everything you need to accomplish before joining the civilian ranks
Are you ready for your next chapter? Think Nashville
For some veterans, the thought of leaving the service can be incredibly difficult. Many wonder if they’ll ‘make it’ on the outside, and be able to support themselves and their loved ones. On top of that, many military members are second or third generation, which means they’ve spent their entire lives in a sort of nomadic state, moving from one base to another every few years. I spent 10 years in the Army and came from a military family; by the time I finally chose to ditch the combat boots, I’d moved 28 times.
Your technical manual for online learning
Online learning can be ideal for active duty service members and veterans looking to pursue higher education. The flexible environment makes studying available to working veterans, busy families, and those stationed around the world. With accessibility comes great demand, however: you may not be living in a dorm, but you can still be easily distracted by piles of laundry, your job and that Reddit thread you’ve been following for over 3 days already.
An Air Force veteran in recovery is using his home to help struggling vets find peace and sanctuary
Air Force veteran Anthony Luton has seen a lot of things in life, good and bad. Now he wants to use his experience to help others like him
A life in service: from the Marine Corps to DuPont with Ed Maldonado
When the Twin Towers came down, lives changed around the world. For Ed Maldonado, only a sophomore in high school, it was a pivotal moment that affected the trajectory of his life. From the war in Iraq to his work at DuPont, Maldonado has spent his life in service. It has shaped his person and defined his path to success and fulfillment
‘Take what’s inside and get it outside’ — Air Force psychologist reminds airmen of mental health resources
"For whatever reason, it's too hard to mutter the words, 'I need help.' We provide a lot of different mechanisms to do that."
Walmart to take veteran hiring programs to the next level
Brynt Parmeter spent almost 27 years in the Army, including time at West Point. After nearly six years in the private sector in Silicon Valley, he was named Walmart's new Senior Director of Military Programs in October, and he has big shoes to fill
Navy Russian linguist finds her fit at Republic Services
Hard-working high school student Amy Tregre was expected to go to college. Instead, she joined the Navy in 1999, enlisting as a cryptologic technician interpretive, to learn a language, see the world and fund her eventual higher education
Diverse veteran job possibilities at Mohawk Industries
The manufacturing field offers a surprising variety of job choices for a post-military career. Three veterans exemplify the diversity of opportunities in a company like Mohawk Industries, "the largest floor covering manufacturer in the world"
An Army veteran shares the career advice that got him from Harvard to Gap Inc
Kevin Releford spent five years in the Army as an Armor Officer. After transitioning out of the military, he earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and now works as a senior director at Gap Inc. This experienced leader shares with us the military skills that made him successful, and how veterans can have a smoother transition into civilian workplaces
For Walmart, hiring veterans ‘makes us better’
Walmart has been a leading military brand for the past decade. One of the leaders behind it is retired Brig. Gen. Gary Profit, a 31-year Army veteran and senior director of military programs at Walmart
IBM supports National Guard and reserve employees with flexibility and understanding
Much of America doesn't understand what it means to be a member of the National Guard or the Reserves. But today's citizen soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines are exceptionally skilled at balancing their military duties with their family lives and civilian jobs
Discover supports military veterans, service members, and families
Her decision to leave the United States Air Force as an Intelligence Officer was a tough one, but ultimately, Kelly Hill knew it was the right choice for her and her family. Now she's forging a successful career at Discover
4 options to consider after your military service
Your time in the military is coming to a close and it feels like the world is your oyster. But just like you can prepare an oyster a thousand ways, sometimes having countless options feels more overwhelming than exciting
Two reservists find support and flexibility at PayPal
"PayPal really cares for the whole person, and that includes veteran status"
PTSD nearly killed him. Now this former Marine is using it to help other veterans
Bobby Grey's a former Marine, 2003 to 2007 — a mission that has given him great pride and great anguish. Twelve years later — anguish or not — he still loves the Corps to the core. Semper Fi — always faithful. But he acknowledges, though, that that's where the scars originated.
No limits: How stepping outside of his comfort zone helped one veteran achieve success at Xerox
Brad Lieurance was never one to settle. From his time in college through his 25 years in the Army to his career with Xerox, he has pushed the limits and achieved success in ways he never thought possible. Now Lieurance is using his experiences to encourage others to step outside the career comfort zone.
Comcast isn’t just military-friendly, it’s military-ready
Today, Kimberly Bryant's family isn't merely surviving, they're thriving. "I wholly attribute where we are today to Comcast," she says.
Translating military experience to a Lean workplace
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
Engineering his future: How US Cellular powers up one Marine
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
Playing to your strengths: How one veteran used his talents to find a career with WESCO
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.