Navy veteran Mike Schindler, Founder and CEO of Operation Military Family, tells the stories of our returning heroes so that we might gain a true understanding of life for returning vets and their families. While addressing some of the hardships of returning vets, Schindler also reveals another side of America's heroes - the side that celebrates the triumphs and hirable qualities offered by our veterans including:
This book sheds light on the American heroes who come home to new heroic endeavors - the ones that make America worth fighting for.
Would you listen to U.S. Veterans in the Workforce again? Why?
Absolutely. Hearing the stories of the veterans who struggled so greatly in this story really put into perspective how good the rest of us have it. Learning about each of them persevering is nothing short of motivating!
Who was your favorite character and why?
Frank. His story about "Grit". I could connect with him on several levels and the struggles and realizations about his life. He dug deep and claimed a victory for that battle depicted.
What about Tom Jaramillo’s performance did you like?
Tom was an excellent narrator. His delivery of the content was believable and genuine. I will gladly listen to more of him.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
"Get busy livin, or get busy dyin". Taken from Shawshank Redemption.
Any additional comments?
Mikes detail in the book was spot on. Having served in a combat tank unit and being a Veteran myself, I really connected with many of the characters on a very personal level. I was truly enlightened by the content pertaining to Veterans in the US Workforce. I am reinspired to know that I DO have something to offer to our country besides my military service. I realize I am more valuable to business entities than I thought. Thank you for this new outlook Mike.
What did you love best about U.S. Veterans in the Workforce?
As a Veteran, the way the author captures the way veterans work in their new environments, investigate those new environments and navigate those environments while boosting morale and bringing solutions that drive profit is nothing short of brilliant. This book is a must read for hiring Managers and their staff at every company regardless of the industry as it showcases what Veterans bring to the table and highlights how industry can create opportunities that build on character while training skill.