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Feds Hire Vets - Veterans Day
Feds Hire Vets - Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Veterans Day Message from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Dear Veteran,

On November 11, 2014, our Nation will honor each of you, America’s Veterans, who have served so faithfully and honorably.

On the day set aside for appreciation of service, observance of peace and remembrance of battle, we will pause to remember the sacrifices all of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen have made serving our nation. We will remember their gallantry on the battlefield, and the legacies of strength and service with which they returned home. We will understand what our Veterans do for this great country, and what we can do to help them, if we remember three things.

Our soldiers, our veterans, are soldiers for life. During their careers and their lives, they continue to improve their skills, ensuring they are remaining strong for themselves, their families, their communities and their nation. The armed forces are committed to lifelong success for our soldiers, veterans, and their families by connecting them with opportunities for employment, education and healthcare after they leave the military.

Finally, we can’t do this alone. Supporting our Veterans requires a team effort from the military services, other government agencies, and local communities.

President Obama has been clear: "As a Nation, we must ensure that every veteran has the chance to share in the opportunity he or she has helped to defend. Those who have served in our Armed Forces have the experience, skills, and dedication necessary to achieve success as members of our civilian workforce, and it is critical that we harness their talent."

In the five years since President Obama signed the Executive Order establishing the Veterans Employment Initiative, OPM has led the charge to honor your service by ensuring you have the opportunity to continue your service to this great nation as Federal civilian employees. Your past military training, special skills, unique experiences, and leadership abilities make you an ideal candidate for our team!

With gratitude and great pride,

Katherine Archuleta

Director

Strategic Partners
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Homeland Security
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