Posted on Mar 13, 2015
CSM Michael Lynch
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I wanted to share this note I received this morning from a veteran. I'd like to remind us all this is why we work so hard to hire veterans, whether it's our company or yours, we must continue to do it for them and their families. He is now a DVOP helping veterans get jobs.

Good morning, I just want to express my gratitude to C.R. England and everything the company does for veterans. In 1996 I was released from the Army after 12 ½ years due to what is call "undeployable" in other words after over a decade my body was too damaged to remain in the service. I did not have any idea how I was going to take care of my family at the time. My wife was from Sunset, Utah and I am from Las Vegas. She wanted to be closer to her family in Utah. I contacted over a dozen trucking companies back then and was repeatedly denied until I applied at England. Long and short was that I was now able to support my family and earn a decent income. I got my start there and I am ever grateful without the program your company offers. I don’t know what would have happened to me and my family. Tell the England family thank you from me. Mr. R. Gibson
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SFC Mario Rodriquez
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I work for the State of Florida's workforce boards in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties in Florida, which is the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area. CareerSource Tampa Bay and CareerSource Pinellas offers my program, which is the Military Transitioning Employment Program (MTEP) and the hardest part I have is dealing with the veterans. I have employers that want to hire veterans, but getting veterans to answer phone calls and e-mails is difficult. Another issue is that everyone wants to make 70-80k a year with little experience in the field they want to work in. I have tons of stories and lots of advice to help if anyone is there to listen. If you are in the Tampa Bay area and looking for employment look me up on our website: http://www.careersourcetampabay.com
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CPT Richard Riley
CPT Richard Riley
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Will try and see what I can do to help encourage vets to be more cooperative.
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As a member of a logistics-based organization, have you heard anything about Society of Logistics or Lean Six Sigma? I'd imagine those certifications would help you progress in your field.

https://www.rallypoint.com/answers/sole-demonstrated-logistician-program
http://www.sole.org/
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CSM Michael Lynch
CSM Michael Lynch
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SGT (Join to see) Thank you for the information and I'll pass it on to our Logistics folks.
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PO2 Pualani Ralph
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Nice share! My story is extremely similar to his. It is a horrible situation some of us get put in, but I am glad he kept looking and found a company that helped him through the hardships.
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