Taking off the uniform of the U.S. armed forces for the last time is one of life’s significant events. Whether leaving military service eagerly or reluctantly, there’s a sense of momentous changes. Changes in work, changes for family, changes in lifestyle in terms of moves, deployments, family separations. Taken collectively, these changes can range from delightful to debilitating. For those who have worn the uniform for 20+ years, the transition is a big deal, to say the least.
Fortunately, there is a broad effort across government and industry to help veterans make the various transitions associated with taking off the uniform for good. That’s not to say it’s become easy. The stressors are numerous and any given veteran’s ability to handle those stressors varies. I’d like to offer a few thoughts to industry employers seeking to potentially hire veterans and to veterans themselves.
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