Managing Money: Making the Move from the Military to Financial Services

When most of us hear the term “financial services,” we think of a bank teller, or maybe someone who knows about the stock market. Plenty of those folks work in this industry, of course, but there are countless other positions that make it run. In fact, the financial services industry probably has more similarities to ...

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Honor Their Future

President Barack Obama hosts the Medal of Honor Ceremony for retired U.S. Army Capt. Florent Groberg at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 12, 2015. Groberg received the medal for actions during a combat engagement in Kunar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 8, 2012, while he was the commander of a personal security detail for the ...

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Solar Success

Rick Cunningham Age: 51 Civilian Job: Operations Manager, Envision Solar International, Inc. Military Service: Sergeant Major (E-9), Marine Corps (1983-2012) MOS: Sergeant Major - Senior Enlisted Advisor (8999) Personal Stats Childhood hero? Clint Eastwood Hobbies? Archery, landscaping, hiking What about you would surprise most people? I love cats. Favorite movie? ...

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Tough Transition

Jeffry D. McGrath Age: 47 Civilian Job: ADirector Property Operations, Waldorf Astoria Casa Marina Resort, Key West, Fla. Military Service: Lieutenant Commander (O-4), Navy (1988-2008) MOC: Pilot, S3B Viking Education: Bachelor’s degree, business management, Park University, 1994 MBA, Texas A&M University, 2008   Personal Stats Childhood hero? My ...

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Get Your Head in the Cloud

Could IT skills be any more relevant in today’s world? An emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, more everyday items becoming connected to the internet and the continued demand for mobile computing all translate to great career opportunities for transitioning service members with IT skills. Even those who don’t have ...

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Managing Money

When most of us hear the term “financial services,” we think of a bank teller, or maybe someone who knows about the stock market. Plenty of those folks work in this industry, of course, but there are countless other positions that make it run. In fact, the financial services industry probably has more similarities to ...

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11 Bravo to Business Owner

The Franchisee Owner: Martel Brown Company: Coverall/MTB Services, LLC – An Independently Owned and Operated Coverall Franchised Business Location: Charlotte, N.C. # of Employees: 3 Age: 48 Military Service: Specialist (E-4) Army (1987-1994) MOS: Infantry (11B) The Franchisor Company: Coverall Founded: 1985 HQ: Deerfield Beach, Fla. # of Franchise Owners: 8,000 Franchise ...

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Digging Deep

Steve Van Cott Age: 38 Civilian Job: Area Manager, B325 Powerhouse and Coal Management, Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, Tenn. Military Service: Lieutenant (O-3), Navy (2001-2008) Designator: Submarine Warfare (1120) Education: • Bachelor of Science, electrical engineering, U.S. Naval Academy, 2001 • Master of Engineering Management, Old Dominion University, 2012 • Master of ...

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His Next Mission

John Rossmiller Age: 38 Civilian Job: COO/CFO, Folia Water, Pittsburgh Military Service: Staff Sergeant (E-6), Army (2007-2014) MOS: Human Intelligence Collector (35M), Infantryman (11B) OIF and OEF veteran (two deployments each) Education: • Bachelor’s degree, German studies, Colgate University, 2000 • Earning MBA, University of Pittsburgh, 2017 expected Personal Stats ...

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3 Financial Services Jobs You Didn’t Know You Were Qualified For

Many career fields in the military give veterans a great deal of options when looking for a job after serving. One industry that many may not often consider is the financial services industry. Financial services is a fast-growing and popular industry with lots of jobs that veterans may qualify for based on experience gained in ...

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