By Brian Jones
A retired Navy SEAL is poised to blow the doors off the military's policy on transgender people.
Kristin Beck was a member of the most elite special operations unit in the world -- SEAL Team 6. She deployed 13 times. She earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. She served in the same unit that... Read More »
By Gabrielle Karol
After serving in the Army in the same region of Iraq in 2008, Yinon Weiss and Aaron Kletzing reconnected a few years later at Harvard Business School, where Weiss was the co-president of the Veteran's Club.
"At business school, we were using LinkedIn -- it was a hyper-networking environment.... Read More »
Warrior Spirit Band band members Paul Delacerda, King Burton, Sean Foster and Levon Ingram at Rock 4 Recovery.
Paul Delacerda has had a long road to his current job as the drummer for a touring rock band composed entirely of wounded military veterans.
When he left the Army in 2009, he faced a difficult... Read More »
Geoffrey Dunlap spent his young years working in a plastics factory in Mexico, Mo., making plastic bags for newspapers and little plastic mailboxes. But when a motorcycle wreck in 1997 caused him to lose his right leg below the knee, he suddenly discovered a whole new use for plastics: prosthetic limbs.
At the... Read More »
Only six weeks after Justin Constantine left his job as a lawyer and arrived in Iraq, the Marine reservist was shot in the face. It was a sniper attack. Stopping to inspect an Iraqi police station that had been shot out the night before, he cautiously exited a vehicle and a bullet entered behind his left ear,... Read More »
Walmart's plan to hire more than 100,000 veterans comes with a major catch: Only those who have been honorably discharged on or after the plan's announcement on Jan. 15 will be eligible. (The official launch date is Memorial Day.)
Which means that veterans who left service yesterday, or last week, will not be... Read More »
Walmart Stores Inc, the world's largest retailer, said it plans to hire more than 100,000 veterans in the United States over the next five years, a move supported by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Most of the veterans will be placed in the company's stores and clubs, and some will be employed in distribution... Read More »
Many bosses talk about the "team" working as a family. But how many executives really follow through on the rhetoric? For Steve Greenbaum, CEO of PostNet, the importance of family gained particular resonance as he appeared on the CBS series, "Undercover Boss," this past Friday. Read More »
The jobs picture for many veterans has improved significantly during the last year, though those who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, in particular, still face challenges in finding employment. Programs, such as those spearheaded by President Obama, have helped to spur interest among employers in hiring... Read More »
When Josh Lewis returned from four deployments with the U.S. Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan in Feb. 2011, he was pushing 30 and ready to launch a civilian career. Lewis (pictured above) enrolled part-time at the University of Texas at Dallas to study global business. Read More »
By Dan Elliott
Exasperated veterans who work part-time for the Veterans Administration while attending college say their VA paychecks are sometimes weeks late, leaving them in trouble with bill collectors or having to borrow money to avoid eviction.
The two-week VA paycheck is typically about $360, and can... Read More »
By Harriet McLeod
A new $10 million, three-year study will investigate whether daily doses of a common dietary supplement could help curb the number of suicides among military personnel and veterans, researchers said on Monday.
The study, set to begin in South Carolina in January, is part of the Defense... Read More »
A decade ago, former Army Sgt. Leo Dunson was a good-natured 18-year-old eager to serve his country and make a difference after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Serving in Iraq, Dunson soon found it difficult to sleep, worried that he might wake up in an insurgent's makeshift torture chamber.
And there were... Read More »
By Dan Elliott
DENVER (AP) - Busy, tech-savvy and often miles from their peers, thousands of new veterans are going online to find camaraderie or get their questions answered - forcing big changes in long-established veterans groups and inspiring entrepreneurs to launch new ones.
"We're going back to... Read More »
By Mary Lorenz
"Corporate America is missing the best talent out there," says Crystal Dyer, in reference to what happens when companies fail to understand the mind shift that's required to recruit military veterans. All it takes, Dyer says, is a little bit of understanding.
"Unless you've been around the... Read More »