Veterans Are An Incredible Asset For Bitcoin

This opinion editorial is by Mickey Koss. He is a West Point grad with an economics degree. After serving four years in the infantry, he moved to the Finance Corps and became a Finance Corps officer. There are many jokes about what people want to do when they grow up and find a job. It’s a joke I’ve heard from both 19-year-old privates and 45-year old colonels with decades of service. Nobody can stay forever. What do you do when a servicemember decides it’s time to leave? Use bitcoin. The hardest thing about leaving the military is to leave the culture and community. It’s probably one of the main reasons for the rising number of veteran suicides. Many veterans aren’t looking for a new job. They are looking for a new purpose, a new community and a sense of belonging. Suicide is a sign of a lack in many places. It can be difficult to feel like you are part of a team if your former coworkers are willing to risk their lives for you. Sometimes, this is just a routine part. Bitcoin can fix this. I believe Bitcoin companies can bridge that gap and create a symbiotic relationship to an already driven, freedom-loving subsection of the population. Most service personnel I know find narratives such as Aleksandar Svetski’s recent article “Responsibility go up” incredibly appealing. The community and culture I have found in Bitcoin is a perfect fit for transitioning veterans. Perfectly, the radical responsibility, laser-like focus and values of freedom, self-sovereignty, and laser-like focus on mission all align. Many companies might not realize the potential value of veterans. Here’s how to build relationships with them for as little as six months without any risk. According to the Department of Defense Skillbridge website, more than 200,000 military personnel leave the military each year. Members are entitled to 180 days of paid administrative leave in lieu of their active duty for special internships or training programs. This article provides a good overview. Employers are required to intend to hire these individuals. However, this gives companies a long, risk-free trial run and the opportunity to train new employees without having to pay the bill. Employee turnover is one of the biggest costs for companies. Why not take the opportunity to hand select and train a potential veteran on your own dime? DOD Skillbridge has different rules for each service branch. Companies can register to receive cohorts and work one-on-one selective internships. Official information is available for both individuals and companies. Hiring Our Heroes OrganizationHiring Our Heroes, a DOD/Department of Commerce partnership, works hand-in–hand with the Skillbridge Program. They facilitate recruitment events and job fairs in the vicinity of military installations, in addition to fellowship programs. Hiring Our Heroes assists companies in navigating the DOD Skillbridge process. It also helps them to find the talent they are looking for. Hiring Our Heroes assists veterans in navigating the DOD Skillbridge process. It also helps them find a company that matches their career goals. They can be considered a marketplace. There are also many resources available on the site that will help you navigate processes such as the Veteran Employer Roadmap, which explains the long process and the opportunities service members have to go through before they leave the country. A friend of mine recently completed a Skillbridge with a large, publicly traded mining company. He said that companies with existing relationships with Hiring Our Heroes are more likely to be approved through the official channels for Skillbridge internships. End of MissionI know many Bitcoiners who disagree with the United States’ involvement in global conflicts over the past 20 years. Be aware that soldiers do not choose the fights they are assigned to. Many people volunteered to serve their country in the wake 9/11. Others did so out of necessity to obtain citizenship or job training. I have served with many different types of people. Although no service member is exactly the same, many were drawn to military service to support the principles of freedom, liberty, and individual responsibility. They took oaths to defend and protect the Constitution of the United States. This code-based system is what they swore. The transition to Bitcoin’s code-based system, which encourages the same values, is very natural. They are innately disciplined and have the ability to adapt, learn and lead. Many already possess the values and many of these skills that Bitcoin companies seek. Skillbridge is a low-risk way for companies to realize their potential and get that talent. Bear markets are for building. Hiring Our Heroes can help you build your talent. This guest post is by Mickey Koss. These opinions are not necessarily those of BTC Inc. and Bitcoin Magazine.


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