So you want to hire a Veteran? Here are some universal characteristics you may wish to consider.
  • An unbeatable work ethic
  • Resilient, tenacious and loyal
  • Ability to prioritize and think quickly
  • Understands chain of command and structure
  • Experienced in working with diverse groups of individuals
  • Able to work both individually and as a team member
  • Able to handle confidential information in a professional manner
  • Skilled in giving and taking orders and instructions
  • Strong time management skills (5 minutes early = arriving on time)
  • Absorbs information quickly, continual training throughout military career
  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt to an everchanging environment (flexible)
  • Proven track record in leadership, teamwork and group interaction
  • Experienced in readiness, preparation and planning for the unexpected
  • Understands the role of physical fitness in maximizing job performance
  • Team spirit and "can do" attitude
  • Clean background and security check
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Always focused on the mission, not the clock