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John Buckley: America's got a skills gap - veterans can fill it

October 23, 2017

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Military veterans’ skills and experience are essential for Koch Industries and for the long-term prosperity of our country and its manufacturing industry, writes John Buckley, manager of military relations, in an op-ed on

With approximately 93 percent of the U.S. population never having served a day in the military, there are ample challenges for veterans as they transition back to civilian life. But there is also great cause for optimism.

Read why Buckley says it is no coincidence that employers of military veterans, including Koch, have found that the traits which define the men and women who served our nation—character, dedication, perseverance and courage—match those of our most successful employees.