As an Army Veteran, I support this proposition. The transition from one career path to another is often difficult, but the transition from military to civilian careers is more complicated.
I enlisted as an Army Reservist in 1992, and became a professional career Firefighter in 1996. I firmly believe that relative parallels in structure, duties and personal courage helped to prepare me to become gainfully employed. However, over the years of service, I was surprised at the number of Soldiers who had difficulty in getting into a meaningful career post-military obligation. Many employers are thankful for our service, but they often fail to see the value of the most basic aspects of a Soldier, Sailor or Marine; loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. Whatever service a person belonged to, these are some qualities that all good American businesses can use.