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September / October 2013

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Are you cut out to own a franchise?

Franchises and Continuing Education for Veterans

Roger Gauert and Jeff Olson own two completely different types of business franchises: Gauert has two Sport Clips - hair-cutting franchises in Maryland. Olson has one Papa Murphy’s - a take-and-bake pizza franchise in Wisconsin.

But, both have one thing in common: Each chose veteran-friendly corporations to launch their businesses, through the VetFran® program offered by the International Franchise Association (IFA). VetFran helps returning service members access franchise opportunities through training, financial assistance and industry support.

Read more about their experiences running their franchises and find out what some of the considerations are if you are thinking about franchise ownership.

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School Spirit - Networking with student veterans helps maintain an esprit de corps on campus

Armando Davila served in the U.S. Marine Corps Infantry from 2001 to 2005. It was when he began pursuing career-oriented civilian positions that he learned his military experience alone wasn’t enough for those who were doing the hiring.

Click here to read about his college experiences.

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Supplemental Education and Training for Military: Now, Later, or Not at All?

Additional education and specialized training will often increase the odds of a successful military career, but will it also improve the odds of a successful military-to-civilian transition and civilian career?

Before attempting to answer that question, you should first answer three questions that you will find in this article from the Career Coach.

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Spouse Series: The Talk

Sooner or later, you will be having The Talk. Not the one where you reveal that yet another baby is on the way or where you nonchalantly mention that your mother is planning an extended visit to your guest room, but The Talk, where you and your uniformed spouse figure out what you’re going to do in your post-military life

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Transition Talk

Bradley-Morris answers questions from transitioning military job seekers. 

Q: I’m thinking about going back to school, but I’m interested in pursuing a two-year degree. Do you have any suggestions on good job opportunities that require only an associate degree? How can I ID civilian careers for veterans?

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Transitioning A to Z

In the upcoming issues of MTN, we will be listing everything a service member needs to know about transitioning, from A to Z.

This month, we move on to “E” and “F”.

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                     ID civilian careers for veterans


Airborne infantry vet makes a new jump with a franchise

As a seasoned veteran in both the military and the appliance repair industry, Bob Tuck served as an airborne infantryman before he and his wife, Nita, opened their franchise, Mr. Appliance of Naples, Florida in 2004. Having an early jumpstart in the appliance repair industry, Bob soon discovered how his military training would be an asset when running his franchise.

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An Educated Transition: Realize the value of a college degree

enlisted members of the militaryAfter two tours in Iraq and three in Korea, U.S. Army veteran James Ortega knew there was only one way to provide a secure future for his family after he left the military: get an education. “Like most enlisted members of the military, as I progressed through my career I realized that the key to achieving success would be found not only in my formal military experience but in the continuation of my civilian education,” says Ortega.

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