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You have more options than education or employment when transitioning out of the military.

Returning veterans are prime candidates for entrepreneurship.

We have the info you need to start your own business or operate your own franchise.

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The Military Prepared Submarine Officer Ernie Reyes to Implement Strategy for Caterpillar

August 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Challenge Accepted. As a kid growing up between Chicago and Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, Ernie Reyes liked a challenge. So after high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. He was selected to become an ...

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American Water Company Career Success Profile – Ryan McCoy

May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on American Water Company Career Success Profile – Ryan McCoy

Ryan McCoy--Wastewater Collections System Specialist               Military Branch: United States Air Force Years Served: 3 years Highest pay grade: E-3 Age:  29 Job Description: Wastewater Collection System Specialist- Inspect operate, maintain, troubleshoot, ...

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United Rentals

May 17th, 2017|Comments Off on United Rentals

Carlos M. Cisneros, Chief Petty Officer (E-7)                     United Rentals Military Branch: U.S. Navy Years Served: 1993-2013 Highest Pay Grade: E7 Age: 41 Transition Recipe: Take a full measure of ...

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Shell Oil Company Career Success Profile – Robyn Muylle

May 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Shell Oil Company Career Success Profile – Robyn Muylle

Robyn Muylle--Senior End of Day Risk Analyst               Military Branch: United States Army Years Served: 2011-2014 Highest pay grade: SPC MOS: 68-P Age:  31 Job Description: Senior End of Day Risk Analyst -I analyze ...

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Windstream Holdings Inc Career Success Profile – Joseph Whetstine

May 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Windstream Holdings Inc Career Success Profile – Joseph Whetstine

Joseph Whetstine--Manager of Engineering               Military Branch: United States Marine Corps Years Served: 20 years Highest pay grade: E7/ Gunnery Sergeant MOS: 0619/ Telecommunications System Chief Age:  41 Job ...

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Celadon

April 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Celadon

                       Joe Haley Celadon Trucking Services, Inc. Military Branch: Marine Corps Years Served: 2002-2015 active, 2015-present Reserve Highest Pay Grade: Major (O-4) MOS: 7566 (CH-53E Pilot), 7596 ...

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The Home Depot Career Success Profile – Bethany George

March 20th, 2017|Comments Off on The Home Depot Career Success Profile – Bethany George

Bethany George--Field Staffing Manager                    The Home Depot  Military Branch: United States Air Force Reserve Years Served: 25 years (15 years enlisted and then got my ...

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KeyBank

February 8th, 2017|Comments Off on KeyBank

 Marc Mehling                      KeyBank Military Service:  Sergeant (E-5), Ohio Army National Guard Years Served: 2009-Present MOS: Heavy Machine Operator (12N) Age: 28 Job Description: Onboarding and enrolling clients who ...

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Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace Career Success Profile – Darren M. Molnar

January 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace Career Success Profile – Darren M. Molnar

Darren M. Molnar--Executive Chef                     Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace  Military Branch: Navy Years Served: 5 Active/ 2 Reserves MOS: Aviation Boatswains Mate 3rd Class / ...

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Reddaway Career Success Profile – Todd Boldin

December 5th, 2016|Comments Off on Reddaway Career Success Profile – Todd Boldin

Todd Boldin                     Reddaway Military Branch: Air Force Years Served: 4 years 9 months Highest Pay Grade: E4/SGT MOS: 45550B Age: 47 Job Description: As a Safety Manager ...

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Marsh & McLennan Companies

December 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Marsh & McLennan Companies

James Tongate                      Marsh & McLennan Companies Military Branch: KY Army National Guard; KY Air National Guard Years Served: 25+ Highest Pay Grade: E8 MOS: 1A291 C-130H ...

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SCHNEIDER Career Success Profile – Jon Ritscher

November 9th, 2016|Comments Off on SCHNEIDER Career Success Profile – Jon Ritscher

Featured Ride of Pride Driver Jon Ritscher Type of driver Ride of Pride Driver With Schneider 3 years Hometown Crown City, Ohio Miles on the road 33,000 Can't live without ...

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Holland Career Success Profile – William E. Gunter

November 9th, 2016|Comments Off on Holland Career Success Profile – William E. Gunter

William E. Gunter                      Holland Military Branch: Army Years Served: 14 Highest Pay Grade: E5 MOS: 88M Age: 48 Job Description: Line Haul Truck Driver. Drive a semi ...

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This Formula Worked

July 19th, 2016|0 Comments

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Three Doors Down

July 19th, 2016|0 Comments

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Plumber to Doctor

July 19th, 2016|0 Comments

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Veteran Spotlight: Michael Farris, Roehl Transport

June 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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Veteran Spotlight: Isaac Kinsey III, Celadon Trucking

June 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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Veteran Spotlight: Kenny Feilen Jr., Canadian Pacific

June 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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How to Avoid Work Distractions

August 20th, 2014|0 Comments

In the military, work distractions do occur and they can be just as detrimental to productivity as they are in civilian companies. In any environment, distractions at work are a fact of life, and achieving ...

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Walk-On Warrior

August 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Wounded at the Battle of Kamdesh, this decorated sergeant’s video earns him a shot at his football dream. Finishing what he starts never has been a problem for former Army Sgt. Daniel Rodriguez, no matter ...

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How to Disagree with Your Boss

July 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

In a civilian job, not agreeing with your boss happens occasionally and you can say something, but how you approach a disagreement with your boss is critical when it occurs. Bosses are human, too, with their ...

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From Marine to Maxim Model: Shannon Ihrke

May 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Shannon Ihrke is a Marine-turned-spokesmodel who recently was featured on the cover of Maxim magazine. Showing that transitioning can be … well, hot. We spoke with Ihrke about her experience transitioning from military to model. Are you ...

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Army Mechanic Tades Wrench for an Office with a View

May 5th, 2014|0 Comments

The Job Former Army mechanic, Kyle Lee, 24, drives a flatbed truck hauling cargo across the country. He’s responsible for a $150,000 truck that TMC Transportation provides, plus the millions of dollars of cargo he ...

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Relationship Manager

May 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Ryan Enriquez Relationship ManagerChase Business BankingJPMorgan ChaseMilitary Service:Sergeant, Marine Corps(2001-2007)MOS: LogisticVehicle SystemsOperator (3533)   What You Do at JPMorgan? I serve as a trusted advisor to clients with revenue of $3 million to $20 million in ...

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Buyer

May 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Ben Curry Military Service: Marines (1996-2000) Inactive Reserve (2001-2004) Highest Rank: Corporal (E-4) Age: 35 MOS: Infantry (0311) Civilian Job: Buyer, 84 Lumber Company The Job Curry is a buyer at 84 Lumber Company. He ...

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Zone Sales Director

May 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Jerry Pegram Military Service:Army (2005-2010) Army Reserve (2011-2013) Highest Rank: Captain Age: 31 MOS: Military Intelligence Officer (35 Delta) Civilian Job: Zone Sales Director for Frito Lay, a division of PepsiCo The Job Pegram is ...

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Specialized Investment Services Representative

May 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Enrique (Henry) Dominquez, Jr.Specialized Investment Services RepresentativeUSAASan Antonio, TexasMilitary Service:Petty Officer Second Class, Navy Reserve (2007-Present)Rating: Machinist’s Mate What Do You Do? I work with members regarding their investment and retirement accounts. I assist our ...

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Operation Director

May 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Joshua Talbot, 33 Operation Director, Xcel Energy's Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant Military Service: Navy (2001-2007) Highest Rank: Petty Officer First Class (E-6) Age: 33 Rate: Electronics Technician, Nuclear (ETN1) Civilian Job: Control Room Supervisor, ...

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Customer Service Representative

May 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Julie PagetCustomer Service RepresentativeProgressive InsuranceColorado Springs, Colo.Military Service:Air Force (1976-81)Master Sergeant, Air National Guard (1994-2012)AFSC: Command and Control Battle Management Operator  What Do You Do? I provide service to customers via phone calls. I solve ...

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Tanker Driver

May 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Kenneth L. Ryals, Tanker Driver, Schneider National Military Service: Staff Sergeant, Marine Corps (1995-2010) MOS: Motor Transportation Chief   What do you do? Transport liquid bulk products to customers across the nation. How’d you land ...

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Fleet Manager

May 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Jafi Roskey, Fleet Manager, Werner Enterprises Military Service: Staff Sergeant, Air Force (2004-2012) Specialty Code: Aircrew Flight Equipment (1T171)   What do you do? I manage drivers by relaying load assignment information using the AS400 ...

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Professional Flatbed Truck Driver

May 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Matt Leonard, Professional Flatbed Truck Driver, TMC Transportation Military Service: Sergeant, Marine Corps (2005-2013) MOS: Infantry (0311)   What do you do? I haul flatbed freight from various points around the U.S. My job is ...

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Account Coordinator

May 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Angela E. Duran, Account Coordinator, CSX Military Service: Lieutenant Junior Grade, Navy (1997-2012) Designator: Information Systems Officer   What do you do? I Joined CSX under the Management Trainee Program. I am an account manager ...

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