Aaron Francis and LaToya Hayes (Courtesy photos)

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

While he has a desk at Verizon's Global Network Management Center in Cary, North Carolina, you'll rarely find Aaron Francis seated on the job. Despite the injuries he sustained during his years in the Army, Francis says he prefers to spend his days "on the floor," building rapport and resolving network issues alongside his team. As the network operations and engineering supervisor, Francis spends every day putting the leadership skills he developed in the Army into practice with his diverse team of engineers, many of whom are reservists or veterans themselves.

"I've had to deal with people from different walks of life who were under extremely stressful situations, including those who were facing death," Francis says. "[This] has definitely honed my ability to be a calming and steadying influence, and to actually lead – not to be a boss, but to be a leader."

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Kristopher Green (Courtesy photo)

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

In 2009, Kristopher Green was an Army Ranger. If you asked him on the day of his discharge where he would be in 10 years, he wouldn't have said software engineering. But three career shifts later, the determination, problem-solving, and ability to work on a close-knit team developed in the 75th Ranger Regiment made him a perfect fit for The Home Depot's corporate headquarters in Atlanta.

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

In 2004, Charles Segel was sitting at a park contemplating his future when a Marine Corps recruiter approached and asked if he needed a job. Segel was immediately interested – he had left high school early to start working but was ready for an exciting change. Three months later, he was in boot camp, training to be an infantry machine gunner. And almost three years later, the most memorable day of his service arrived without warning.

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