What Veterans Bring to Civilian Workplaces
Dec 4, 2017
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During their military careers, veterans receive extensive, full-time training not only in technical specialties but in valuable nontechnical (or soft) skills, such as leadership, decisionmaking, persistence, and communication. These skills are vital to success in the civilian workforce, but translating military terminology into civilian workplace parlance can be challenging. Here are two examples of how training can translate.
Army Basic Combat Training (10-week course)
Entry-level civilian job skills
Marine Corps Sergeants Course (7-week course)
Mid- to senior-level civilian job skills
Excerpted from Essential Skills Service Members Gain During Professional Military Training: A Resource for Leaders and Hiring Managers, by Chaitra Hardison et al., RAND Corporation, TL-160/2-OSD, 2015 www.rand.org/t/TL160z2
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This research was sponsored by the Transition to Veterans Program Office of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. It was conducted within the Forces and Resources Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, the defense agencies, and the defense Intelligence Community.
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