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Should the Marine Corps adopt the Air Assault Badge?

I can already hear the sighs of many salty Gunnery Sergeants- “The Eagle, Globe, and Anchor is the only emblem we need.”  Cool story but the truth is Marines have been earning, and therefore wearing, several different badges from the Army and Navy for a very long time.  So why does this symbol of infantry …

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LinkedIn report shows veterans are “Underemployed”

Recently, LinkedIn released their “Veteran Opportunity Report,” highlighting the fact most veterans are often underemployed.  They further defined underemployment as being employed in a position lower than qualified for.  LinkedIn stated 33% of veterans are underemployed. Through and through, transitioning out of military service into the civilian world often times leads veterans to question their …

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Veterans dominate small business community

Did you know Grunt Style is technically a small business?  While the revenue generated might be in the millions, the manpower to run the company is less than 400 people.  It all started with a single man and his t-shirt idea. And it’s not just Grunt Style.  It seems like veterans everywhere are starting their …

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Transition Tuesday- Writing Resumes

Transition from military life to the civilian world is something quite a few struggle with.  The lingo, structure, and well, everything is very different. When you are in the military, you know where to be and at what time, what to wear, and what needs to get done for the day.  Civilian life is a …

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Elk Institute

The Elk Institute for Psychological Health and Performance

Support The Elk Institute for Psychological Health and Performance. Starting in college, Carrie Elk found herself being approached by friends, and eventually, total strangers who would open up to her with real problems they were experiencing. As this trend continued, Carrie felt the burden of purpose and righteousness. If people were going to continue to …

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Reinventing Yourself One Day at a Time

It’s been a short time since I transitioned out of the military and began a new career in Corporate America. Since then, I’ve had a minute to reflect back on what I now clearly know was overcoming one of the biggest hurdles of my adult life— reinventing myself. I’m sure some of you reading this may …

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skills

Veterans: Use Your Skills to be Indestructible

Many of the veterans I work with can get frustrated during their post-military lives. They were once kings and queens, warriors and poets, master and mistress of all they surveyed. Okay, so maybe they weren’t in charge of all that, but they had a heck of a lot of responsibility for some really important stuff …

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transition

4 Hard Truths Waiting for You After the Military

I used to think I was one of only a few vets who struggled when they got out. It took me over eight years to finally complete my transition. It started in April 2005 when I first got out, continued through college and two deployments as a reservist, and finally finished after a year of VA …

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motivation

Revive Your Motivation and Beat Burnout Before it Starts

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar In any workplace environment, an employee may experience a feeling of dissatisfaction or unhappiness. Such burn outs are truly normal human emotion and happen mostly when one feels likes he/she is being forced into …

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