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Veteran Unemployment and the RAND Study

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The nonprofit RAND Corporation recently released the results of a 15-year study it conducted that looked at Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. The study covers multiple areas, and is summarized in the article titled "10 Things We Know For Sure About Modern Veterans." One specific part of the study that will be examined here focuses on military transition, and veteran unemployment. The study asked three main questions regarding veteran unempl... more

Lies They Tell Transitioning Veterans: You are a Hero, You are a Loser

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This series entitled “Lies They Tell Transitioning Veterans” first appeared on the RecruitMilitary website and was contributed by Peter A. Gudmundsson, a former U.S. Marine artillery officer and the CEO of RecruitMilitary, a leading provider of veteran hiring solutions. When I was a young Marine battalion intelligence officer during the mid-Eighties, we used to joke that every "threat briefing" would depict the Soviets and their allies as eit... more

Lies They Tell Transitioning Veterans: Job Postings Alone Lead to Jobs

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This series entitled “Lies They Tell Transitioning Veterans” first appeared on the RecruitMilitary website and was contributed by Peter A. Gudmundsson, a former U.S. Marine artillery officer and the CEO of RecruitMilitary, a leading provider of veteran hiring solutions. Of all the many myths that attend the veteran job search process, perhaps one of the most widespread is the belief that answering job postings online suffices for a compreh... more

Transition Advice: Interview with Allison Hickey

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Air Force Brigadier General (retired) Allison Hickey is a leader worth looking up to as a female role model. She works hard and has no problem keeping up with the men. During her time in the military, she took care of her family and advanced her career without losing her femininity. I like to consider her a combination of Grace Kelly and GI Jane – the ultimate combination of a rugged adventurer and a lady of poise, polish, and beauty. G... more

4 Army Veterans Who Leveraged Their Service to Break into Hollywood

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Many Army veterans consider going into the world of entertainment when they exit the military, but often aren't sure whether this dream is a reality or how to pursue it. The following Army veterans succeeded in accomplishing this dream, and are still making it in Hollywood today. Clint Eastwood: Eastwood served in the Army during the Korean War. He was drafted an... more

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