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In this special Veteran’s Day podcast, we talk with George Vukovich, Associate Vice President, Strategic Relations: Veterans, to discuss issues facing Veterans today, and how you can overcome them. George addresses numerous issues facing our veterans – underemployment, unemployment and the value of education.

by Bradley Hood, Contributor
Despite the difficulty of the job market, there certainly has been a renewed effort put into hiring veterans and ensuring that they end their military careers with a better understanding of how to transition into the private sector work force.

by Bradley Hood
Contributor, InMilitaryEducation.com

On September 1st Gary Peterson wrote an article for the Contra Costa Times on the natural fit many veterans find police work to be after their service. His article addressed a trend which is far from new – Police Departments have been hiring veterans for a long time.

by Bradley Hood
Contributor, In Military Education

Dennis Phillips wrote a special to the Observer which has brought to my attention a new NY Job Initiative for transitioning military personnel which falls within my current line of civilian work. While a student at AMU I paid my bills by working as a Healthcare Security Officer, and continue to do so during the wait time for an active duty slot at The Basic School in Quantico.

by Bradley Hood
Contributor, In Military Education

Service members often hear about how job training and discipline gained during the course of their time in the military will help them when they transition to the private sector – but I have contended with today’s job market myself, and I know that the transition not as easy as some might believe. Prior to my transition to the “dark side” as an officer, I spent 5 years as an enlisted Bulk Fuel Specialist (1391) in the Marines.

by Petula Dvorak, The Washington Post
Special to InMilitaryEducation.com

Eye contact.

That, and a firm handshake, gets you the job, right?

But for a lot of veterans, that’s the snag they hit in their civilian job search.

They’ve stared down enemies, carried hundreds of pounds of gear in the desert sun, run complex computer programs and saved lives.

By Craig Gilman
Faculty Member at American Military University

The You Served For America, Now Teach For America initiative aims to bring top military professionals to our nation’s highest-need schools by partnering with branches of the military and veterans’ organizations to identify candidates for the program. Former U.S. Army staff sergeant and 2009 Teach For America alumnus Shaun Murphy will lead this new initiative and has a goal of tripling the number of military participants in the next two years.

By Craig Gilman
Faculty Member at American Military University

When you wear your uniform and look into the mirror, what do you see? What characteristics do you possess that caused you to dedicate yourself to years, if not a lifetime, of service to a cause greater than yourself? The following is a summary of the personal, professional, and other traits that school principals look for when they consider hiring new teachers.