The list of sufficiently robust veteran collaboratives around the country continues to grow. This is great news, as they can play an incredibly valuable role in ensuring the successful transition of veterans to local communities. Click on this link or the picture above for the updated list. “What is a veteran collaborative?” you ask. Well……

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One of your most critical items to determine upon leaving the service is whether the compensation package offered by prospective employers is sufficient. Mission Transition refers to a series of exercises that are only available on my website. The link above will take you to them. In order, you need to determine: Your required retirement…

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Veterans: Are you considering continuing your service in the Guard or Reserve following your active duty service? If so, I’d urge you to read on and consider the advice provided below: Statistics tell us that more than half of you will elect to extend your service in the Guard or the Reserve. Your motivations for…

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Veterans: Have you ever wondered if your state (or territory) provides: USERRA-like protections for those serving in the Reserves or National Guard? Preferences for veterans in public employment? Preferences for veterans in private employment? A veteran employment services website? Well, I have the answer for you in the table below. Here’s the short answer: All…

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Veterans: Do you have a closet full of military garb that you may not need any more? Might you be wondering what you should replace it with? What kind of professional dress do you need to wear in order to shine in your interviews? Among the many resources on my website, I’ve accumulated a Wardrobe…

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Recent testimony by Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) Mike Haynie before the United States Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs confirmed the life-saving capabilities of Veteran Collaboratives. During a hearing on “Harnessing the Power of Community: Leveraging Veteran Networks to Tackle Suicide,” Haynie testified on the significant…

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