Managing the Military Veteran Probie

Issue 7 and Volume 172.

BY ALIDER PRATTS Back in 1995, I chose to serve my country as a United States Marine. Professionally, it was absolutely one of the best decisions that I have ever made. The United States Marine Corps’ core values of honor, courage, and commitment, along with valuable leadership traits, have guided me through my adult life and at every stage of my career. Every branch of the armed forces has its own set of values that it requires all members to live by. Along with these values and traits, the military instills teamwork, discipline, dedication, and a sense of duty in its service members. Such traits are hard to come by and what employers everywhere seek in prospective workers, especially in the fire service, law enforcement, and first responder agencies. Military veterans have proven their eagerness and willingness to serve and obviously make great candidates for public safety careers. Veterans in…

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