After eight years in the U.S. Coast Guard, I had no idea what to expect when it came time for me to transition. In the Coast Guard, I was part of a team with a focused, directed purpose and then suddenly I was on my own. I found during my transition that I needed someone to come along and help me navigate my future. Everything – my location, my profession – had all changed. It did take some time, but I finally secured a job. I knew there had to be something more that could be done to help us as we transition.
While online one day, I came across some information about Hire Heroes USA. After my own challenging transition, I knew this was a group I wanted support. I wanted to come alongside Hire Heroes USA, as they are providing the support I lacked during my transition. I decided to become a monthly donor to Hire Heroes USA to be a constant, steady support for transitioning service members. $10 / month may not seem like much to give, but it sponsors a career counseling for a veteran every month.
Each month, I am empowering a veteran with an opportunity to be mentored through their transition. I could have benefited from having someone in my corner helping me through my transition, and I’m honored to provide it for those transitioning out today through Hire Heroes USA.