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Tailor transitions so all can see vets’ skills

Patrick Murphy writes about the economic benefits of helping veterans smoothly transition into the workforce.

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With jobs still the biggest concern facing communities across the country, investing in our veterans isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do.

By the time a soldier leaves basic training, the U.S. government has dedicated tens of thousands of dollars to his training and education. During my time in the military, I watched my fellow servicemembers demonstrate qualities that are just as valuable in a boardroom as they are on the battlefield — leadership and management skills, reliability under pressure, high standards for excellence, the list goes on.

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Patrick Murphy

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