Troubling but interesting article in today’s LA Times (4/26) by David Zucchino on tragedy of Veteran employment. AWY salutes any attention given to this problem. Seems some employers believe our soldiers are coming home psychologically damaged due to PTS and would have difficulty transitioning their skill sets to civilian endeavors. Nothing could be further from the truth. These men and women possess superb skills that are easily transferable to civilian jobs. Employers need to take a few extra steps in mentoring and enhancing skill sets for our soldiers. Employers must realize that they will get exceptional employees that understand loyalty and mission. American employers must remember that these men and women are the ones that are keeping our great Country free, safe, productive, and prosperous. The least we can do is look beyond false notions of broken and damaged Veterans. It is our obligation not an accommodation.
John S. Pike