Veterans Learn Skills By Hitting The Ground Running

By: Elayseah Woodard-Hinton

Here I am back in 2008 as a new recruit.

Here I am back in 2008 as a new recruit. I am preparing for my first work day with my unit.

Upon completing my Basic Combat Training in 2007, the physical indoctrination to my becoming a Soldier in the U.S. Army, I had moved on to exercising my mind through my Advanced Individual Training at the Defense Information School in Fort Meade, Md.

Advanced Individual Training is Army speak for the extensive education a Soldier receives to prepare them for their Military occupation specialty. Although the name for this type of training may be different for each branch of service, many servicemembers go through similar programs in order to prepare them for a successful Military career.

Many new recruits who complete their career training program, will then be required to use these skill-sets soon after they arrive to their unit. Based off of my own personal experience, I’ve learned that it is necessary for even a new recruit going into their first unit to be on top of their game because many of these individuals will have to hit the ground running.

Having gone through this experience I have found that you quickly develop quite a few important skill-sets that can’t be learned in the classroom, such as problem-solving skills and adaptability.

In today’s ever changing job market, it is important to have people on your team who can step up to resolve issues and quickly move in the direction of a company’s goals.

These are skills that many Veterans have, which makes them a valuable asset in the workplace. If you are an employer looking for talented individuals to fill your positions, consider hiring a Veteran to meet your demands!

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