By Kaitlin Madden
When veterans leave the military they possess a wealth of valuable qualities and skills -- discipline, leadership ability, strong work ethic -- that should make them highly desirable to nonmilitary employers. But, despite their great potential to succeed in the civilian workforce, many veterans have trouble making the post-military career transition.
"As with all life transitions, there is a good deal of questioning and anxiety about making this life-changing move," says Don Johnson, vice president of marketing at Advanced Technology Services, a company at which veterans make up 35 percent of the workforce. This anxiety often stems from the fact that many veterans don't know how or where to begin their job searches, or how their well-honed military skills fit into civilian roles.