From Huffington Post: (click for full article)
Every day, 500 military service members come home. Many will return with "invisible disabilities" such as post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, as well as other physical or emotional challenges. All are returning to an unstable economy, with a dismal 8.3 percent unemployment rate -- more than 10 percent among veterans -- and may struggle to find work.
This challenge means we need to do more for the veterans who have served and made incredible sacrifices on behalf of our country. They deserve the ability to find dignity through the power of work, and it is up to us as American citizens to help make their transition back to civilian life as easy as possible.
As TIME magazine demonstrated in a recent article, our returning troops have much to share -- from entrepreneurship and decision-making skills to discipline and training in the "STEM" fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). No longer are wars waged solely through on-the-ground battle. Drones and missiles are deployed remotely through secure computer software, for example, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have required troops possess more highly developed and complicated skills than ever.