U.S. Army Sergeant Justin Callahan was grievously wounded in a landmine explosion while on patrol in Afghanistan in 2004. Callahan returned to the U.S. as a patient at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he underwent seven surgeries and extensive physical therapy after the amputation of his left leg below the knee. While in treatment, Callahan met MedAssets’ former President and CEO, John Bardis, who immediately developed a friendship with the wounded soldier. When Bardis learned about Callahan’s dismal plans for the future, the business executive immediately extended an employment opportunity to Callahan. After meeting Callahan, Bardis’ concern for the plight of unemployed veterans inspired him to create a personalized employment assistance program to help transitioning military members, veterans and spouses find civilian jobs.
Since inception, we have maintained a singular focus on veteran and military spouse employment – it is all we do. Hire Heroes USA provides free career coaching and job sourcing to hundreds of transitioning U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses each week. Each of our clients is individually assigned to one of our team members, who delivers career coaching designed to break down barriers to employment and build the confidence that is essential during a job search. To date, we have confirmed more than 19,000 veterans and military spouses hired into careers.
As a national nonprofit, we are committed to transparency and accountability, resulting in our third consecutive 4-Star rating on Charity Navigator and a GuideStar Platinum level. Our programs rely on funding exclusively from private grants and public donations.
Hire Heroes USA empowers U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce.
Be the Nation’s preferred veteran employment service organization through a relentless focus on personalized career coaching that improves clients’ quality of life and strengthens the U.S. economy.
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