Our country is facing one of its most significant tests as we come together to protect our families and communities. National Guard and Reserve units are mobilizing, putting their lives on hold to meet the needs of our nation. Military troops continue to operate in critical combat missions around the world, as well as train and prepare for action if called upon back home.
This unprecedented time is also highlighting the valuable contributions veterans make to our communities every day. Many of our veterans enter public service, continuing to serve as police, first responders and essential government service employees. Veteran service organizations like The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Team Red, White and Blue and Team Rubicon are leading national and local efforts to support impacted communities.
The military’s culture emphasizes selfless service, placing the needs of our country, communities and citizens above the individual. This spirit of service doesn’t go away when veterans take off the uniform. These are three ways veterans add value to America’s workforce today and every day:
1. Frontline responders.
Former military health professions who have transitioned to civilian medical careers are on the front lines with doctors, nurses and medical staff. A growing number of veterans are being recalled to active duty service. These veterans have past military occupational specialization in critical areas of need, such as providing medical care, constructing temporary medical facilities or managing procurement and logistics for medical supply chains.
2. Supply chain, operations and logistics management.
Now, more than ever before, the public is experiencing first hand the critical role that supply chain, operations and logistics management professionals play. The lack of consumer essentials on grocery store shelves may be the most conspicuous sign of our supply chain disruption, but this impact is also being felt in component manufacturing, freight shipment and parts assembly. Our team is placing veterans in full-time and contract positions, bringing much-needed crisis expertise to these critical roles. Veterans are also supporting the critical operations to keep employees in public-facing positions, like grocery store clerks and delivery professionals, safe.
3. Engineering and maintenance.
Companies are continuing to hire professionals with engineering and maintenance backgrounds to meet the demand for critical services. Veterans bring invaluable problem solving, technical know-how and leadership skills to these roles, along with a can-do attitude that helps new hires hit the ground running.
Whether the battlefield is overseas or in our local hospitals, veterans and transitioning military are resilient leaders who meet each challenge with courage and selflessness. Now, more than ever, the right veteran talent can help companies meet immediate, urgent needs and set their organizations up for long-term success.
If your team is looking to bring on veteran skills and expertise during this time, please reach out to Lucas Group. Over the past 50 years, we have built our network of veterans talent and have access to the right individuals to help move your business forward.