ATLANTA, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "For a one-two punch to fight veteran joblessness and homelessness, hire a vet and 'Tag A Vet' this month to really make a difference," U.S. Army (Ret.) Col. David Dodd says.
To know more about the Shields of Strength Tag-A-Vet campaign, go to https://www.shieldsofstrength.com/tag-a-vet/.
To know more about Point 27 with Shields of Strength, a nonprofit Dodd founded to give Shields of Strength to the military, veterans, first responders and others -- and to find a way to plug in -- visit https://point27.org/.
"Military training prepares a veteran to be a valuable civilian employee, and the scripture engraved on a Shield of Strength dog tag empowers a veteran to be successful in civilian life, build faith and find identity," Dodd says. "When veterans come home, we are looking for that sense of belonging and support we experienced in the close-knit military family. A civilian job offers structure and purpose; and God's word strengthens and encourages veterans as they conquer new challenges within the civilian sector."
"The military instills a strong accountability and respect for authority, promotes leadership skills and equips veterans with hands-on experience in the latest technologies, the ability to learn new skills and concepts and to function well in a fast-paced high-performing team environment," according to Dodd. "Veterans thrive when given responsibility, authority, and accountability within the workplace."
"Post 9/11 veterans are educated, mission focused and armed with a strong work ethic. Our military service has embedded in our DNA: integrity, loyalty, respect and selfless service," he said. "A faith connection can put the returning veteran over the top for successful transition."
Dodd commanded one of the first battalions deployed to Afghanistan following 9/11 and two command tours in Iraq. During these tours, Dodd wore a Shield of Strength next to his heart and his government-issued dog tags, and he equipped each of the soldiers in his commands with a Shield of Strength.
During his 27 years of active military service, Dodd gave out more than 10,000 Shields of Strength to members of the military. Today, Point 27 gives more than 45,000 Shields of Strength every year to veterans, the military and others. Military commanders and chaplains request more daily.
Point 27 provides a way for everyone to give Shields of Strength.
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