Veteran Roundtable: Experiences, Successes, Advice, Regrets

I have heard the words “I wish I would have known” from veterans more times than I can count– particularly regarding civilian employment after service. It is why I created the Post-Military Professional in the first place. Veteran Roundtable will be an ongoing series, one that will share advice from service members that have “been there.”

This inaugural Roundtable features insights and advice about the transition to civilian employment from eight former active duty members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.

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Professional Networking 101, Episode 3: Understanding Questioning Levels

In Professional Networking 101, Adam Braatz of postmilitarypro.com shares insights and experiences related to professional network development — usually while traversing to/from a networking connection.

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The New Veteran’s Creed

I am an American Veteran.

A collective of eleven prominent veterans’ organizations have announced the establishment of a new Veteran’s Creed. Retired General George Casey, former Chief of Staff of the Army and one of the driving forces behind the creed’s creation, explained that “it can serve as a unifying concept to remind veterans of the value of their military service, to inspire veterans to continue to serve and lead at local, state, and national levels, and to push them to continue to excel.”

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Professional Networking 101, Episode 2: Meeting Preparation and After Actions

In Professional Networking 101, Adam Braatz of postmilitarypro.com shares insights and experiences related to professional network development — usually while traversing to/from a networking connection.

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Professional Networking 101, Episode 1: High Volume Network Development

In Professional Networking 101, Adam Braatz of postmilitarypro.com shares insights and experiences related to professional network development — usually while traversing to/from a networking connection.

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One Simple Phrase Can Make Veterans Uncomfortable

“Thank you for your service.”

A complete stranger burst into tears and hugged me at an airport once.

I was in uniform with a crew of six others in the boarding queue, about to embark on the first leg of our journey to the Middle East. Continue reading “One Simple Phrase Can Make Veterans Uncomfortable”