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Stop Contributing to Post Traumatic Stress: The Million Dollar Question

By: Peter Sessum Recently, I had an opportunity to speak with Medal of Honor recipient SSG Ty Carter. I thanked him for how outspoken he is about Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). One thing he said is that we, as a society, need … Continue reading

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Hiring a Vet part 3: Leading Veterans in the Workplace

By: Peter Sessum Many companies like the good press that comes from saying they like to hire veterans. Some companies even follow through with that. Unfortunately, many civilian supervisors do not understand how to lead veterans. Mostly it is due … Continue reading

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What it Feels Like to be a Veteran

By: Peter Sessum Looking at pictures of a military airplane bone-yard I couldn’t help but think that is what it felt like to be a veteran. Made for a specific purpose and once the purpose is served, discarded and left … Continue reading

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Girl Among the Grunts

By: Peter Sessum In the late ’90s I was part of 1-26 Infantry in Germany and we almost never saw women. In Schweinfurt, the military garrison was split into two and our part didn’t have any women soldiers. So when … Continue reading

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Why Booms are Bad

By: Peter Sessum As the fireworks were going off around the neighborhood right before the Fourth of July I was asked if they bothered me and I had to think about it for a minute. I can honestly say that … Continue reading

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The Honor is in the Serving, Not the Dying

For obvious reasons I am connected to a number of military and veteran blogs and social media profiles and lately I have found a disturbing trend. Too many people glorify dying for their country or the desire to do so. … Continue reading

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Hiring a Vet part 2: Working With Veterans

Congrats, you hired a veteran. You have done more than just give a person a job, you have given back to a person that has given so much for their nation. While it can be difficult to join the military, … Continue reading

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Why Hire a Veteran Part 1: HR

Many companies have a policy to try to hire veterans. Some do it for the good PR, some because they want to support the soldiers coming home and other just want to hire someone that is disciplined, hardworking and reliable. … Continue reading

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No Justice For Danny Chen

By: Peter Sessum The first court martial for the soldiers that harassed and abused Pvt. Danny Chin which led to him taking his own life in a guard tower in Afghanistan has ended. The military system, the civilian sector’s lack … Continue reading

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OPSEC, You Are Doing It Wrong

By: Peter Sessum OPSEC, or Operations Security, is a very important thing in the military. Most people in the military have a good understanding of it, but the friends and families of military personnel often don’t get it. Most of … Continue reading

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