Memo To Employers: Veterans Aren't PTSD Basketcases; They're Disciplined And Committed

The stories keep coming—relentlessly. Daily in the national media—on TV, radio, online and on the printed page—are heartrending tales of broken young veterans returning from the recent wars. The terrible shootings at Ft. Hood and the Washington Navy Yard only reinforce how damaged these veterans must be. This unrelenting media attention on the pathology of the veteran is having a long term negative affect on those young veterans who served in these conflicts, and who were largely unscathed by these wars, and who just want to return to their communities and get a job. In fact, while it is perceived that veterans are “damaged goods,” exactly the opposite is true.

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