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"Our men and women transitioning from the military are looking for a fair shot." - @SEAC_Battaglia

WASHINGTON February 25, 2013 - Service members and veterans are more than prepared to transition into civilian employment, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today. Following the release today of a report by the Executive Office of the President titled "The Fast Track to Civilian Employment: Streamlining Credentialing and Licensing for Service Members, Veterans and their Spouses," Marine Corps Sgt. Major Bryan B. Battaglia told reporters in a conference call with White House officials that the skills, dedication and discipline conferred by military service makes veterans an asset to any civilian employer. In February 2012, only 11 states had legislation intended to assist military spouses in transferring their licenses or certifications when they moved to a new state, said Tina Tchen, chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama. I...

Full article: http://www.jcs.mil/newsarticle.aspx?id=1100

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