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MOH Recipient Supports MEA and Hiring Our Heroes

A new initiative by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Hiring our Heroes program will help military veterans and transitioning service members better market themselves to employers. Announced Aug. 13, the "personal branding" initiative will offer advice to service members when it comes to translating their awards, training, assignments and deployments into civilian competencies. Joining Lt. Col. (Ret.) Kevin Schmiegel, executive director of Hiring our Heroes and vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in rolling out the program is Sgt. Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor recipient. "I was a sniper in the [Marines], so I understand firsthand how hard translating a military skill to a civilian skill can be," Meyer said. "Our country has been served by people who make the best employees -- where qualities like loyalty, commitment and hard work are not only required, but honored."


Photo: Medal of Honor recipient US Marine Corps Sergeant Dakota Meyers participated in a "Hiring our Heroes" event at Camp Pendleton 18 September 2013.  MEA Board Member Sergeant Major Frank Pulley (USMC Retired) is on his right.  MCCS personnel (Marine and Family Programs) personnel are also pictured.