Hiring veterans vs. Hiring people who happen to be veterans
What's everyone's experience with veterans or as a veteran?
I'm a vet (Navy Surface Warfare Officer) and I think there is a big disconnect in a lot of companies when it comes to hiring veterans.
Ross Perot (a fellow academy grad) once said he could teach a monkey to program, but leadership is something he needed to hire.
It seems to me that a lot of vets who are hired are hired because they've since been to school (like my MBA) or developed relevant skills in other walks of life.
As someone who hires, I want to bring in vets because I understand work ethic, leadership, and followership are all baked in. I can teach someone teradata or pivot tables in a week or two.
Do more companies need to understand this? Or have I had a bad run of luck working at places that hire people who happen to be veterans, and not just hiring veterans?