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Helping Veterans Succeed

This quarter, I was referred a veteran by the Jefferson County veterans service officer. This veteran had been in law enforcement for 20 plus years and had lost his job. The veteran stated he felt like he had lost his identity and did not know what to do next. I spoke with the veteran about looking at this negative situation as a positive fresh start. I began working with the veteran on new possible career paths and assisted the veteran with applying to chapter 31. Today this veteran is taking classes for cybersecurity using chapter 31 benefits and has landed 1 part time employment job as a private detective earning $32 an hour and a union labor worker part time earning $36 an hour. Working these 2 jobs part time allows the veteran a flexible schedule to complete his schoolwork on time.  - Jordan Griffin, Region 9 DVOP

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