Kevin E. Lynch, LPC
Chairman Military Transition Committee, The Loss Prevention Foundation

Being a Naval Academy graduate I am painfully aware of the stress of transitioning to the world of civilian employment. I wore a uniform for 10 years before receiving my honorable discharge and beginning the journey along a new career path. Many days, the prospect of worrying about where my next paycheck would come from was daunting. However, I was fortunate enough to discover the world of retail security/asset protection. For the last 29 years, I have had the opportunity to work for some of the best loss prevention executives in corporate America.

By Elaine Keavney
Program Director, Nursing and Public Health at American Public University

In August 2012, Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden started the Joining Forces campaign. This campaign was launched in order to bring attention to the unique needs and strengths of America’s veterans.

By Constance St. Germain
VP & Dean, School of Public Service and Health at American Public University

The Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps is the legal branch of U.S. military. Attorneys who are assigned to the JAG Corps are officers who are typically referred to as “Judge Advocates” and serve in a variety of capacities as legal advisors to the command. There are two ways to become a JAG officer – either by direct commission or through the military’s Funded Legal Education Program (FLEP) for officers already on active duty.

Jim Camp
Forbes Magazine
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Last year’s jobless rate for all veterans was 8.3 percent. Veterans who served on active duty since 2001 had an even higher unemployment rate of 12.1 percent. And even though the prognosis looks better these days—September’s statistics show that the unemployment rate for all veterans was more than a full percentage point lower than the national average—I believe there is more that can be done.

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
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1. Take advantage of low-cost investments. Servicemembers are lucky to have access to one of the lowest-cost retirement-savings plans around.

Erin Lawley
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Earlier this month, we placed a feature story in the Washington Business Journal about Vetcorps Landscaping, a company founded by a pair of United States Navy veterans who struggled to find work after returning home from deployment.