Companies who only Hire Military Veterans – Many Challenges

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Guest Blogger: Lance Winslow

You know, there are some companies which only hire combat veterans. That sounds like a pretty good idea to me, especially as many soldiers are coming back from Afghanistan and Iraq, and it’s hard for them to get work. Further, many folks don’t understand their brashness, or take charge attitude. Folks in the United States have become quite weak, and with all this group-think and playing patty-cake in committees and meetings at our largest corporations they just don’t understand these returning veterans. Okay so, let’s talk about this for second shall we?

Not long ago, I was talking to an Army Ranger who was on disability after serving several tours, he also had tore up his shoulder while in training doing sparring but he was still as tough as they come. He realized that with his quick ability to ramp up chemicals in his brain, that he was too quick to the draw, and a little too aggressive to work in a modern Corporation where everyone has been dummied down by our school system and just sits there like brain-dead employees doing whatever they’re told. Therefore, he now runs his own small business, and he is doing okay, even though he has challenges due to his disability.

It turns out, that there have been folks who have tried to file lawsuits with companies which only hire military veterans because they say that is discrimination. It’s amazing the amount of laws we have confining and regulating human resources and employment in this country. Certainly companies which only hire veterans of the military can solve this problem using the free market. However once we get lawyers involved, they’re damned if they do, and damned if they don’t. Some of these folks coming back are quite aggressive, and they may even have PTSD issues.

If a former soldier has anger management issues, and in a Corporation if they go off on another employee who acts persnickety, or plays those little sandbox games they do in grade school, the combat soldier might actually end up getting into a brawl with them, albeit an extremely short one. Then the police show up, and the human resource department has to let them go. Thus, it might be a little difficult for them to hold down a job.

However if a company only hires military veterans, then they know how to deal with that, they understand, and a quick yelling match is over with fairly fast and they go about their business without any problem – the next day they are all friends again, no harm, no foul. Are you beginning to understand why this is important? In any case, it was great to talk to someone who has served this great nation of ours, and to get his personal perspective on this.

I thanked him for the service to our great country; and he said; “you are welcome it was my pleasure.” Indeed, at this point I must say I agree with him about the challenges here, and applaud his exemplary service. I thought you should know. Please consider all this and think on it.

About the Guest Blogger

Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative eBook on Careers and Employment. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank;

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  • What are your overall thoughts to Lance Wilson’s article?
  • Do you think having companies created specifically for military personnel returning from war is a good idea? Why or why not?
  • Do former military veterans make better employees than the average American employee? Why do you feel that way… Are you a veteran?
  • Do you think the U.S. has grown weak as a nation? How so?
  • Do you feel that corporate America has been dummied-down by our school system? Do you care to elaborate?
  • Is if fair for companies to hire a 22 year old who has served a tour in the military versus a recent 22 year old college graduate who has invested thousands of dollars earning a degree?

Companies that Specialize in Military Hiring and Transitioning

VetJobs makes it easy to reach transitioning military, National Guard, Reserve Component Members and veterans that have separated over the last several decades and are now productive members of the civilian work force in all disciplines, and their family members.

LucasGroup – Trust Lucas Group to guide you in your civilian career. With 40 years of proven experience and 25,000 successful military transitions, our Military Transition Recruiters have unmatched work ethic, unswerving integrity, and a laser focus on results. Land a fantastic job out of the service!

RecruitMilitary is veteran-owned, veteran-operated, and veteran-advised. All of our officers, national account executives, and search consultants are either veterans or active or former reservists. As the nation’s leading military-to-civilian recruiting firm, we have established working relationships with industry associations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.

HirePatriots specilaizes in One-day and Full-time Jobs for Service Members and Their Spouses. Founded in 2005, has a mission to create an employment safety net for US veterans across our country and to stimulate economic growth for US businesses.

MilitaryHire: Your military hiring network. This site has been developed and is maintained by a team of both military veterans and corporate hiring authorities. We have worked hard to create a network where former military personnel can seek careers and utilize their professional skills.

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