March 1, 2005

The Military as Hiring Pool

Virginia Postrel posts on a WaPo story. It seems Walter Reed hospital has become a corporate recruiting center:

executives seeking out wounded soldiers claim that many of the skills acquired in the military are applicable in the private sector -- particularly within companies that serve the government. A soldier who has led a platoon into war is probably capable of leading a unit at a private company, executives say. With government contracting in the midst of a boom, the security clearances and knowledge that soldiers bring home with them are also highly valued.

Virginia sez:
We're a long way from the plaintive TV commercials of the 1970s, which begged employers to hire Vietnam vets. The recruitment trend represents a triumph for the All Volunteer Force--a military of skilled professionals.

Here's hoping that the 60's might end in our lifetime...

On the web Posted by John Kranz at March 1, 2005 1:16 PM