3 Labour Market Challenges Veterans Face

Introduction It might seem counterintuitive, but veterans, on aggregate, make more money in the civilian workforce than non-veterans do at every stage of their career. That does not mean, however, that there are not job search and labour market challenges veterans face that make finding jobs and careers more difficult. Spending a substantial amount of… Read More

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Tips for Writing Military-to-Civilian Resumes

Introduction Military veterans enter the civilian working world with a diverse skillset and a wealth of experience, often dealing with heavy, high-stakes responsibilities. Unfortunately, most civilians have no notion (or a skewed view of) what the military is up to or how to decipher military jargon. A transitioning veteran must build a military-to-civilian resume/CV that… Read More

Who was Frank Durbin?

Introduction Frank J. Durbin (19 October 1895 to 25 April 1999) was one of the last surviving American veterans of the First World War. Background Durbin was born in New Hampshire. By 1915, at age 20, he joined the United States Army. The next year, he was sent over to Verdun, and served with the… Read More

New Training Course for those Aiding Service Leavers

Troops helping colleagues make the transition to civvy street must now book onto Army resettlement information staff courses. The mandatory training prepares those taking on the first-line responsibilities of helping leavers, and they must complete the package within six weeks of assuming the job. Refer to ABN 065/2021 for further details. Reference Soldier. (2021) Resettlement… Read More

Veterans and Future Competition for ‘Civilian’ Jobs

Fierce competition for civilian jobs and a military with less of a public profile mean veterans are set to face “significant challenges” in future, a report has claimed. The Lifting Our Sights: Beyond 2030 study from the Forces in Mind Trust also highlights that the changing nature of conflict could have unforeseen medical effects on… Read More

Who was Bill Stone?

Introduction William Frederick Stone (23 September 1900 to 10 January 2009) was one of the last five surviving First World War veterans who served in the United Kingdom’s armed forces and one of the last two surviving seamen worldwide, along with Claude Choules. They were also the last two to have also served in the… Read More

Who was Shawn Nelson?

Introduction Shawn Timothy Nelson (21 August 1959 to 17 May 1995) was an American plumber and US Army veteran who stole an M60A3 Patton tank from a US National Guard armoury in San Diego, California and went on a rampage on 17 May 1995; he destroyed numerous cars, fire hydrants and an RV before being… Read More