As a byproduct of their military service, today’s veterans have the stomach to take risks, the ability to deal with ambiguity, composure, and creativity under extreme pressure. Also, they have an unparalleled focus on “team” as the way to win in business.
Today’s debate over immigration would appear strange to America’s founders. Thomas Paine called America “an asylum for mankind” and the signers of the Declaration of Independence excoriated the king for obstructing immigration and naturalization.
Transitioning from an active-duty servicemember into the civilian world can be a harrowing experience if one is unprepared. The Department of Defense (DoD) has recently made great strides at improving preparation for transition.