Program Helps Vets Shift Gears to Civilian Life
Updated: Sep. 10, 2012 | 8:58 a.m.
When Jessica Menendez returned from Afghanistan in January, she hoped to find a civilian job that was as rewarding and challenging as her military service.
The Nevada National Guard specialist needed a full-time job, preferably one that allowed her to use the skills she learned during her 11-month deployment. But after a long, frustrating search, the best Menendez, 24, could do was a receptionist job. It was great, she says, but didn't give her the chance to use her leadership skills or knowledge as an inventory manager.
*This article originally appeared in the Las Vegas Review-Journal