Every quarter, I teach a Boots 2 Business course on a military base to personnel who are in transition from their military career to civilian life. Within this setting, I have the privilege to meet some very interesting and energetic individuals who leave a lasting impression.
It has been proven time and time again that veterans make very successful business owners. It’s about time New York, as well as other states with large veteran populations, understand this and start making efforts to utilize and harness the talent that is already within.
Veterans Day is one of the most important days of the year. It’s a day when we as a nation get to celebrate all that is our military. Not only do I support our veterans, I also help them discover their dreams/goals and watch them come to fruition as they start or expand their business.
Last year the Department of Defense launched a revamped transition assistance program for Veterans. “Transition Goals Plans Success,” known simply as Transition GPS, replaces the 20-year-old Transition Assistance Program, or TAP.
For many veterans, facing a return to civilian employment after military service can seem a daunting challenge. The U.S. government invests billions of dollars to train the men and women of the armed forces to become successful and disciplined leaders in the battlefield.
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