"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.
- George Washington
Rick N Myskey Jr. Although I do not believe this next statement current day society along with some recent research is point to the following….."Soldiers may generally have a well-deserved reputation as loyal, hard-working, and reliable, but the hard truth is that to a private-sector employer their lack of directly relevant experience essentially categorizes them as entry-level employees."
In Their Own Words...
“What I have found is that many soldiers getting out of the Army expect that they will find a job that provides the same benefits as the Army solely because they are veterans and they do absolutely nothing to make themselves
make themselves marketable in the private sector. Guess what, you are not the only person out there that is a veteran looking for a job. I compete with veterans that fought in the Vietnam War. You will not find a job just because you are a veteran. You need to do some work to find a job and don't expect to get the same benefits and pay as you did in the Army. You have been very well compensated in the Army, you will not find the same level of benefits in the private sector so quit holding out for a job that does.”
U.S. Army Veteran, Vietnam era,
Stars & Stripes.Com (June 23rd, 2013)