By Omari Faulkner, ManTech Military Ambassador
Each and every day, members of the nation’s armed forces conduct vital jobs that span a wide variety of career industries - from the culinary arts to cybersecurity, mechanical engineering, nuclear physics health care and more. Yet the one thread that connects all of the roles performed by the women and men of our military is service and duty to protect freedom at home and abroad.
When duty calls, they take action.
Across ManTech, we believe Military Appreciation is a 24/7/365 commitment. We provide advice, direction and career opportunities to join our mission to as many transitioning military members, veterans and military spouses as possible. Our goal is simple: We support those who serve and have served our country. ManTech invests company resources and employee technical talent to help veterans attain meaningful employment once their military service is completed.
According to the U.S. Defense Department, more than 250,000 service members transition to civilian life each year, with a large percentage saying they find it challenging to navigate the layers of career options available in today’s diverse marketplace. This is one reason behind ManTech’s pledge to support organizations, universities, nonprofit organizations and workforce transition programs focused on veterans.
This year we partnered with the nonprofit Final Salute and promoted its Next Uniform program, which aids women veterans make the transition to civilian careers. Final Salute was founded in 2010 to provide homeless women veterans with safe and suitable housing. ManTech employees donated professional business attire for those seeking careers and advancement.
It is important that we all continue to take action through supporting the veteran community.
To quote our founder and Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, George J. Pedersen: “At ManTech, we are honored to serve America through our direct support of vital national security programs. We are proud that nearly half of the men and women who do this work are veterans.”
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