It’s never easy to make a major life transition, and that is certainly true for changing jobs. However, changing jobs as a civilian is one thing. Transitioning out of the military and into an incredibly complex civilian sector is an entirely different kind of test unto itself.
The biggest names in aviation and space returned to Washington, D.C. on March 22 for the 15th Annual Aviation Summit. As in past years, it was full day of insightful discussions and speeches touching on a plethora of topics.
America faces an ever-rising tide of red ink. We prioritize consumption over investment—the past over the future—and lock these commitments in with automatic spending increases that consume an ever-greater share of our federal budget.
In the middle of an anemic economic recovery, many of us are looking for something to kick-start U.S. economic growth. If we want to learn from history, here’s an idea: Look to America’s military veterans.
The signifiers of success used to be simple. Own a home (or two) and a car (or two) and voilà! You've achieved the American Dream.