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These Veteran-Friendly Companies Want You To Join Their Management Training Programs
Every veterans above the rank of E-1 has had some leadership experience. When you join the civilian sector, some companies have management training programs that take your existing leadership skills and help you apply them to a new industry. You have what these companies are looking for.
Penske Truck Leasing has operations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia — and provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. The company is dedicated to those who have served and has been selected as a Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer by Victory Media Group year after year.
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company with a simple and clear purpose: helping people on their path to better health. As part of their commitment to supporting the nation’s military, CVS Health is taking part in the Joining Forces Initiative, a White House program asks companies to give service members and their families job opportunities and support.
Waste Management — a leading provider of integrated environmental solutions in North America — operates in over 1,000 locations across the country. The company is currently looking for individuals with a high aptitude for leadership and the ability to supervise in front-line supervisor roles. Named one of the top 50 “Best for Vets Employer” by the Military Times, a top 100 “Military-Friendly Employer” by G.I. Jobs, and the “Most Valuable Employer – Military” by CivilianJobs.com, Waste Management has demonstrated a real commitment to empowering veterans through great careers after the military.
TEKsystems, one of the leading recruiters and providers of IT talent to corporations across America, is looking for motivated project managers to join its team. Recognized as a Military-Friendly Employer by Victory Media, TEKsystems has employed over 3,000 veterans since 2014.
Otis is the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. The company values military experience and skills, and offers a wide range of unique opportunities for military personnel interested in joining their mission — from design engineering and manufacturing to field sales and service.
This article originally appeared on Military.com.
Inside Forward Operating Base Oqab in Kabul, Afghanistan stands a wall painted with a mural of an airman kneeling before a battlefield cross. Beneath it, a black gravestone bookended with flowers and dangling dog tags displays the names of eight U.S. airmen and an American contractor killed in a horrific insider attack at Kabul International Airport in 2011.
It's one of a number of such memorials ranging from plaques, murals and concrete T-walls scattered across Afghanistan. For the last eight years, those tributes have been proof to the families of the fallen that their loved ones have not been forgotten. But with a final U.S. pullout from Afghanistan possibly imminent, those families fear the combat-zone memorials may be lost for good.
After a string of high profile incidents, the commander overseeing the Navy SEALs released an all hands memo stating that the elite Naval Special Warfare community has a discipline problem, and pinned the blame on those who place loyalty to their teammates over the Navy and the nation they serve.
A group of vets are raising money to pay for a medal the Iraqi government awarded them, but never delivered
In June 2011 Iraq's defense minister announced that U.S. troops who had deployed to the country would receive the Iraq Commitment Medal in recognition of their service. Eight years later, millions of qualified veterans have yet to receive it.
The reason: The Iraqi government has so far failed to provide the medals to the Department of Defense for approval and distribution.
A small group of veterans hopes to change that.
For a cool $8.5 million, you could be the proud owner of a "fully functioning" F-16 A/B Fighting Falcon fighter jet that a South Florida company acquired from Jordan.
The combat aircraft, which can hit a top speed of 1,357 mph at 40,000 feet, isn't showroom new — it was built in 1980. But it still has a max range of 2,400 miles and an initial climb rate of 62,000 feet per minute and remains militarized, according to The Drive, an automotive website that also covers defense topics, WBDO News 96.5 reported Wednesday.