Supporting and Hiring Veterans for Competitive Advantage

In support of Veteran’s Day, the Dallas Chapter of Financial Executives International hosted an outstanding “Veterans Panel” to better understand how veterans can make a positive contribution to DFW companies as they transition from military to civilian life. David Kohl, a Principal with Roach Howard Smith & Barton, moderated the panel which featured James L. Williams, Major General, USMC (Retired), John Willding from Strasburger & Price LLP, Katherine Sharp of UHY, Don Finn- UNT, and David Springate, UT Dallas. The discussion generated several compelling points including the following:

  • Veterans are highly skilled, disciplined, oriented to work in teams, have a strong work ethic, and consistently execute
  • Employers can check and confirm performance records for veterans they are interviewing. Where else can you find candidates that have been scrubbed more thoroughly and carry a lower level of risk to hire?
  • Government plans which pay for college education enable companies to send veterans they hire to executive MBA type programs or trade schools without additional expense. This can stretch the budget and leads to competitive advantage
  • There are upwards of 300-400,000 coming to North Texas as the result of our growing economy
  • Many companies like J.W. Logistics have hired veterans who have made immediate and significant contributions to the company

We deeply appreciate the sacrifice veterans and their families have made for our freedom.  Our responsibility is to live lives worthy of their sacrifice!

Contact David Kohl for more information about hiring veterans