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10 Nov: Military Veterans Find New Careers at Best Buy

 

When Sam Messenheimer left the Marine Corps, he found it difficult to transition to civilian life. Many prospective employers didn’t understand his military jargon or how his skills would translate to a new role.

Then he interviewed at Best Buy, where the leaders showed an interest in his military experience and took the time to understand how it could translate to responsibilities within the company.

The rest, as they say, is history. Sam, who started as a part-time asset protection specialist, now serves as an assistant manager in North Carolina.

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11 Nov: Born to Lead: Why Best Buy Recruits U.S. Veterans

When U.S. Army Reserve Sergeant Victor Hill returned from a deployment in Afghanistan, he struggled to find a job. Many prospective employers thanked him for his military service, but they disqualified him because of his lack of civilian qualifications.

Then he landed a job as a seasonal employee at his local Best Buy Mobile, a move that would pave the way for a bright future. Three years later, he’s now the general manager at Best Buy Mobile Store #1931 in Annapolis, Maryland, where he’s leading a team of a dozen people this Holiday season.

Kerry Childe

11 Nov: Lawyer. Linguist. Air Force Veteran. Meet Kerry Childe.

During the M*A*S*H series finale, a 10-year-old Kerry Childe glanced at her dad on the couch and did a double take.

There he was. Sitting at attention. Clad in his United States Marine Corps uniform.

His explanation: “The finale is on, and I have to pay my respects.”

With a Navy man for a stepfather – and being a direct descendant of Robert E. Lee’s sister, Mildred – it’s not much of a surprise Childe followed in her ancestral footsteps, serving her nation by joining the Air Force.