Amber is a marketing and public relations professional with deep roots in the military community. She grew up as an Army brat, served in the Marine Corps, married a career sailor, and worked as a civilian with the Department of the Navy. Her desire to help people has manifested itself through an 18-year career in the nonprofit and public sectors. She is an advocate for veterans and military families and enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.
Understandably, a lot has been written about the huge transition veterans make when they take the leap from the military into the civilian world. The new trend and battle cry from socially conscious companies is: “Hire a veteran, it’s the right thing to do.” Companies large and small are realizing that organized outreach and recruiting efforts targeted at veterans are worthwhile investments that provide a pipeline of skilled and dedicated employees. After being a Marine Corps veteran who transitioned to the civilian world, and also remained the wife of a career Navy sailor, I can tell you that efforts should be ramped up and expanded to include a related population: transitioning military spouses.