5Qs: Check-6 re­lies on vet­er­ans' skills

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the ship­mates around me.

My time in the Navy ex­posed me to the bril­liance of our mil­i­tary tech­nol­ogy. I ex­pe­ri­enced the phys­i­cal and men­tal chal­lenges of tak­ing man and ma­chine to its very limit. I had the in­cred­i­ble chal­lenge and over­whelm­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity of lead­ing men and women in com­bat op­er­a­tions.

Grow­ing up as a ranch kid in Osage County, I cer­tainly did not have this ex­pe­ri­ence as a self­ex­pec­ta­tion. Oh, and I am an inch shorter af­ter an air­craft ejec­tion in 1989. 4

Are enough com­pa­nies cur­rently hir­ing vet­er­ans? What do you think the mar­ket is for men and women who have re­cently left the ser­vice?

My take on the pri­vate sec­tor is that vet­er­ans are highly de­sir­able in any in­dus­try. Vet­er­ans typ­i­cally come prepack­aged with a lead­er­ship skill set and a work ethic. The two most dif­fi­cult things to in­cor­po­rate into a crew force al­ready re­side in a vet­eran.

In­dus­try specifics can be quickly taught to a vet­eran. I be­lieve the pri­vate sec­tor rec­og­nizes these at­tributes and seeks them out. Vet­er­ans typ­i­cally have a very short 5

What do you en­vi­sion Check-6 look­ing like 10 years from now?

I see a pre­dom­i­nately vet­er­a­nowned and op­er­ated con­sul­tancy and tech­nol­ogy com­pany with a global foot­print that, on one hand, takes on and con­trib­utes to the most chal­leng­ing of so­lu­tions across a di­ver­si­fied in­dus­try port­fo­lio of clients.

On the other hand, I en­vi­sion Check-6 pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to many more tal­ented vet­er­ans by em­bed­ding their skills into the pri­vate sec­tor to make the world a bet­ter and safer place.

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