Brotherhood of Warriors – Forward March Inc.’s Choice for Tactical Gear and Tumblers

These guys have product that is beyond comparison. Their attention to detail, the quality of equipment, and their attention to detail set them apart from other companies. They are well priced and customize to fit the needs of their customer. Check them out by clicking on the picture below. When you order, use the code FMI and receive 10% off!


Forward March Inc. Partners with Indigo Sky Casino and D-Day Adventure Park for a 2 Day Elite Leader

elite leader back Do you want to be an Elite Leader? Are you looking to grow and cultivate your leaders and future leaders with proven leadership training? Gone are the days of “death by Power Point”, and “Trust Fall” leadership training and team building. Forward March Inc. presents: ELITE LEADER (Emerge-Evolve-Excel)

November 2nd and 3rd, Forward March Inc. is conducting a 2-day static Elite Leader Event for the first 50 people that sign up, who have made that decision to themselves they want to become a better leader. That they want their future leaders, and current leaders to become better versions of themselves in a fun, fast paced and exciting environment.

Take yourself and your leaders to that next level by clicking on the link below or call 888-723-6223 ext 225 to receive more information or sign up now!

Send 5 or more to the Elite Leader Event and save $100 on each leader you send. Sign up today, seats are going fast!


You are surrounded in an environment where people want to see you succeed, an environment that allows you to recognize your fears and then run right through them. The FMI experience was about as far as you can get from my personal comfort zone. I was forced to expand my mind and adapt to my surroundings. Now there’s no forcing to be done; I’m ready, willing and able dive into the next training exercise. I came away with a renewed sense of confidence, an awakening of my passion for excellence and a deepened appreciation of teamwork. I learned the true meaning of “got your six” and am proud to be a member of my Elite Leader Team. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to shake things up a bit in their organization. You won’t be disappointed.

-Laurie Chaput, HR Manager, Alorica

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If you want a training session that will motivate your teams or leaders, build their confidence, not only in themselves but their peers and seniors, and bring out the absolute best in them, then Forward March Inc. is right for you. Thanks guys at FMI, we hope to see you guys again.

-Christopher M Hooks, South Regional Manager VGT, an Aristocrat Company




Strong Leaders = Strong Businesses

Leaders create the standard, enforce and execute the standard - Lead by example.

Leadership Development

Leader development refers to enhancing leadership effectiveness, both at the individual and organization as a whole. Leadership development activities range from MBA style programs offered at university business schools to action learning, high-ropes courses and executive retreats.

Traditionally, leadership development has focused on developing the leadership abilities and attitudes of individuals. Just as people are not all born with the ability or desire to play sports, not all people are natural born leaders. Different personal traits and characteristics can help or hinder a person’s leadership effectiveness and require formalized programs for developing leadership competencies. Everyone can develop his or her leadership effectiveness which takes focus, practice and persistence more akin to learning a musical instrument than reading a book.

Classroom-style training and associated reading is effective in helping leaders to know more about what is involved in leading well. However, knowing what to do and doing what you know are two very different outcomes. It is estimated that as little as 15% of learning from traditional classroom style training results in sustained behavioral change within the workplace.

Training For Results

Changing the behavior for maximum performance. We work collaboratively with your management team to increase your bottom line by increasing productivity while building an environment, beginning with a mindset which flows to an organizational mindset to set a new standard of excellence. Our team has extensive experience in training and development, workflow analysis, change management, leadership, and performance management. We’re ready to assist your organization in assessing goals and aligning behaviors to meet those goals.

We offer varied types of training courses tailored around your needs, ranging from one-on-one professional coaching to on-site group training, some that bring a “boot-camp” level of training style with a fun flair. Please refer to our program page to find out the best program for you.


Developing a mission-focused mindset at all levels beginning with Leadership of team and the members of the team, aligning its energy to work together. Transformation of a team involves re-energized sense of purpose, identify, and performance of team members through a variety of proven mechanisms. These include aligning a team member’s identity (self) to the mission and the collective identity of the organization. Leaders serve as role models and catalysts for change, challenging members to take greater ownership for their work, and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the team to better align efforts, tasks, and enhance operational performance.


Out performing your competitor while increasing the bottom line profit! Your team will out perform by its more effective leadership and teams who execute with precision, understanding their role and that of the team. We will change your organization’s mindset to work smarter and by leveraging the strengths (both seen and yet to be seen) of their team. An organization often has the skills, talents, and competencies it needs to push a higher lever of performance, and doesn’t have to look outside its walls to get what it already has within them.


Learn how to execute the mission effectively while building team cohesiveness and assigning tasks with clarity of role and expectation, including overcoming unexpected obstacles. Making the decision to execute and the act of execution itself is where most companies lose its competitive edge (and sliding profit margin). Turn your business intentions into action — the right action! This business essential concept is the way that increases your bottom line — it‘s completing the mission!


Starts from the top of the organization! The mindset to change and develop your team will be the driving force to complete the mission. How do you get your team rallied around your mission and have the right attitude to embrace your new motivation and renewed commitment? Create the higher standard of excellence while changing the lives of your team and those they come into contact with, most often their colleagues and customers/clients.


Core values are the guiding principles of your organization and its leaders which become a visible part of how you operate and are interwoven throughout every interaction and every member of your team. Teams with operating values and those that do not will both have visible signs of this within their organization.

We want to help find out the values of your organization to help facilitate incorporating these into your team’s foundation — your culture. Too often, companies do not spend enough time setting their values in motion, which become the influencing “force” behind all of its dealings and relationships. Values (or lack thereof) may be the root cause behind employees and organizations not reaching their full potential.

We grow leaders, organizations and bottom line like no other!

Contact Forward March Inc today!

Want to Support Veterans? Hire Them!

You would be hard pressed to find a company or business that does not claim to support veterans or our military troops. These claims all sound great but without a plan they end up being mostly just kind sentiments. support our troops hire them

Did you know that todays transitioning military men and women are of the highest caliber in US history with regards to training, leadership development, and varied skill sets? Forward March Inc. has been helping organizations attract, hire, and retain the perfect veterans for their employment needs. Today’s veterans bring a wealth of experience, talent, and energy to your company.


Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families recently published “The Business Case for Hiring a Veteran – Beyond the Clichés” which gives a lot of insight into the benefits that employers enjoy when they hire military talent. Benefits such as training and transferrable skills, technical training, comfort in discontinuous environments, trust, resiliency, team building skills, commitment, cross cultural experience, and experience with diverse work-settings are just a few of the things veterans bring to an employer today.

Forward March Inc brings a wealth of experience to bear in helping organizations find, attract, and retain top military talent.

Forward March Inc specializes in providing:
• Military Pipeline Development 
• Custom Designed Military Hiring Strategy 
• Veteran and Family Transitions
• Internal/External Military Talent Training and Management

Forward March Inc has had proven success finding the right military talent, at the right time, for the right job. Employers hiring veterans through Forward March Inc have the peace of mind in knowing that we can address all of their hiring needs.


Forward March Inc can train your staff to attract, hire, and retain top military talent. We have a comprehensive Military Talent Hiring Guide and outstanding training that can get your department staffing up positions very quickly. We can also help you to develop a pipeline and hiring strategy for success as well as train your HR organization on all the best ways to recruit military talent. Our training includes how to find and hire military talent from both the transitioning military and veteran military populations.

Forward March Inc. customers like Tesoro are building strong veteran cultures within their companies.

Forward March Inc. customers like Tesoro are building strong veteran cultures within their companies.

Our services do not end there. We can also help your organization to develop a very strong veteran culture with both new and existing veteran employees. Companies with strong veteran cultures enjoy many benefits to include greater productivity and professionalism as well as higher referral rates.

Check out our powerful Military Hiring 101 Workshops as well as our Camouflage to Corporate Conferences to jumpstart your organization’s military talent pipeline strategy and success!

Contact Forward March Inc today to get your Military Talent Pipeline up and running, optimized, or created.

You Need A Dynamic Speaker!


You are planning a major event and you want a dynamic speaker to make the event head-and-shoulders above any other events like it. So, where do you go? You can turn to a trusted source with Forward March Inc. We can provide dynamic speakers with military backgrounds that can speak on a wide variety of topics.

  • Leadership subject matter
  • Business process improvement
  • Military subject matter
  • Military transition and transition subject matter
  • Veteran issues and subject matter
  • Military hiring
  • Trends in the military
  • Veteran workforce subject matter
  • Motivational speaking
  • Boot camp style motivational speaking

These are just a handful of the topics that Forward March Inc. can supply speakers to cover. If you have a topic in mind and you are not sure if we can cover it, give us a call.

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We have over 20 years of experience in public speaking and we would be thrilled to help you make your next event an OUTSTANDING one!

Contact Forward March Inc. today –  Send Email


We Can Train You How To Hire Veterans!


Professionals today, across virtually every industry, will attest to the power of quality training. Quality training that keeps professionals up to date in their skill areas helps companies and organizations achieve their mission but it also has the power to help professionals to reach their career-track goals and expectations. Within the world of recruiting and human resources professionals today have a lot to juggle. Finding high quality talent is one of those things that recruiting specialists put at the top of their list. Finding, attracting, hiring and retaining top talent can make a recruiting specialist a “hero” in their organization.

Today’s veterans represent the highest caliber workforce our nation has ever produced. If you are looking to build a strong veteran workforce in your company or organization Forward March, Inc. stands ready to assist. The Forward March Inc. team can bring high quality training to help recruiters learn how to find, attract, hire and retain high quality military talent through our Military Hiring 101 Workshop. This training is very powerful and the Forward March Training Team stands ready to deliver this training to you. We can do custom training for your organization on your location and within your time frame. Check out our website to learn more.

Your Company Needs High Quality Talent For Mission Success

macbook-air-all-faded-and-stuffIf you are looking for high quality talent for your company or organization then give Forward March Inc. a call today. We help companies and organizations every day find, attract, hire and retain high quality military talent. What you may not know however is thatwe also have veterans ready to go to work for you immediately. Forward March Inc. receives input and then pre-screens veterans daily who are looking for a veteran friendly company to start a career with. No matter your skill or education requirements for your position we can help you.

We specialize in finding high quality military talent in almost any area you could possibly want. Here are just a few areas we recruit for:

  • Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Construction
  • Driving (CDL)
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical (including clinical)
  • Sales
  • Recruiting
  • State and Government Contract Positions
  • Unskilled Labor

Many companies and organizations are unfamiliar with how to find, attract, hire and retain high quality military talent. Many do not realize that military talent represents a gold mine of highly trained skilled people who can make a huge difference with regards to mission success. Our clients frequently tell us “I don’t want just anybody for this position, I need…”. Those needs range from skills and experience to abilities to communicate and perform in a variety of environment with a variety of stressors. Military veterans are very often the best choice for their needs. Forward March Inc. has scalable solutions that can help organizations hire anywhere from one to a thousand or more employees.

Forward March Inc. is a company of veterans committed to veterans. While we have a wide variety of services we can offer our customers we never NEVER charge a veteran. 

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Recently we launched our Military Hiring Guide which is an excellent resource for anyone to use who is looking to learn how to hire military talent. This resource we combine with our training programs that can be done on location and in a very short period of time. With training from Forward March Inc. you will be ready to find, attract, hire and retain high quality military talent in no time at all.

To learn more visit our website and contact us today! 


Weekend With Fred Astaire Dance Studios

This weekend Forward March Inc. was proud to be part of the Annual Fred Astarie Dance Studio Conference. Our team had the opportunity to conduct some powerful training during the conference.


Paul Volpe, President of FMI, delivered powerful and motivating training at the Fred Astaire Dance Studios annual conference. Did you miss out? Call us today and we can arrange to get this training, and much more, into your organization.

FMI works with an array of business of all sizes to do a wide variety of training.
Our training has helped businesses with:

  • Recruiting and Hiring
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Business Operations
  • Motivation and Teamwork Collaboration


Our director of Strategic Outreach Richard Abarams mans the FMI FOB at the event. IMG_0372

The rich tradition of “coining” continues.

The official FMI coin!


FMI training included a “Shark Tank” style training session that gave Fred Astaire Studio personnel at every level the chance to learn how they can market their studio and get their brand and studios out in front of even more customers.IMG_0392

We guarantee that FMI training is NEVER boring. Chances are you have never experienced training services with a military flair, and certainly not the way we do them. Our customers are always very pleased with the training we deliver and adopt it into their organizations.

Contact FMI today to see what kind of training we can do for your organization!


The Secret to Making Energy Companies Great – Talent

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Energy, arguably it’s the most important element of any civilization’s infrastructure. Energy companies today are booming, from the traditional oil and gas companies to the clean energy companies using wind and solar technology. While there has been a downturn in the crude oil markets other energy companies are fairing very well.

According to the latest “Electric Power Monthly” report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, which includes data through the end of 2014, some 13.91% of electricity generation in the U.S. last year was from renewable sources. (read source here)

New funds for wind, solar, biofuels and other low-carbon energy technologies gained 16 percent to $310 billion last year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. It was the first growth since 2011, erasing the impact of lower solar-panel prices and falling subsides in the U.S. and Europe that hurt the industry in previous years. (read source here)

Industry officials and analysts forecast a continued boom in U.S. solar markets over the near term, with a projected 31 percent growth target for 2015. The growth will be fueled by falling costs for solar panels and modules, business model innovation that allows for more flexibility in ownership, favorable political and regulatory environments, and increased access to low-cost capital. (read source here) 


While there are a wide variety of technologies that drive energy production the fact every energy company must face is that the quality of their products, services and overall success is directly tied to the caliber of their employees. Great employees make great companies. Energy companies all over the world have learned that hiring top talent makes a huge difference.

Top talent for energy companies cannot be found just anywhere. If it could then being a company recruiter would be an easy job that anyone could do. Those who are involved in recruiting today know otherwise, they are always on the lookout for those “pools” of talent that they can draw from for their companies or for their clients. Successful Energy companies across the United States have found that hiring top military talent helps them meet their corporate mission objectives.

Additional Reading:  Leveraging Veteran Talent: The Opportunity for the Clean Energy Industry 

Energy companies today are looking for veteran skills such as good communication, self management, self motivation, the ability to organize or be a part of a team solution and problem solving skills… just to name a few. Former military personnel typically have the skills and work ethics that energy companies want and need.

Clean Energy companies, like their traditional energy counterparts, leverage the skills, talent and experiences of about a quarter million military personnel who transition annually from military to civilian service. Energy companies benefit also from the inherent resourcefulness and experience of just over one million members of the National Guard and Reserve. These service members are engaged in their civilian careers at the same time they serve in the military.


Cutting edge energy companies as well as other companies who are employing renewable energy recognize the value of top military talent. Tesla is aggressively recruiting military veterans for the production of their cutting edge electric car line. Tesla is by no means an anomaly when it comes to employing top military talent for mission success, companies such as First Solar have been named Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs Magazine. Currently the energy companies listed on are

  • American Electric Power
  • Arizona Public Service
  • Baker Hughes, Inc.
  • Berkshire Hathaway Energy
  • BP America, Inc.
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Devon Energy Corporation
  • Dominion Resources, Inc.
  • Exelon Corporation
  • Fugro (USA)
  • Halliburton
  • Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Patterson-UTI Drilling Company, LLC
  • PPL
  • Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)
  • Shell
  • Southern Company

Additional Reading: How one company is using top military talent in the clean energy industry.

The Department of Energy announced training for companies which will start them down the road to hiring military talent. DOE Announces Webinars on Hiring Veterans for Solar Energy Jobs, Tribal Energy Development Best Practices, and More.  While programs like this are very good many organizations struggle with implementing a solid military hiring strategy. This is what separates those companies who make the Military Friendly and G.I. Jobs list from the rest of the industry. Military hiring strategies can help your organization focus on the right talent, at the right time for the right job. Read more on how to develop a military hiring strategy here… 

If your company or organization is serious about employing top talent and achieving mission success Forward March Inc. (FMI) has your solution. There are lots of options when looking to an outside organization to assist with your recruiting needs but at the end of the day cost and the quality of your job candidates are most likely your top concerns. FMI makes your job of recruiting easier through a variety of services and scalable solutions we can bring to your organization.

We have the solution. Forward March Inc. (FMI) has over 35 years of collective experience helping employers and veterans connect. Our understanding of military skills translation is second-to-none. We not only understand the military branches and their skills we can help train your HR team to this as well. We have written a Military Hiring Guide that can guide your team step-by-step through the understanding of military skills and rank to finding the right military talent for your various positions you are seeking to fill.

FMI was founded to deal with the very issues we are discussing in this article. We are a company of veterans helping veterans to actually get real and meaningful careers as opposed to just throwing their resumes at potential “jobs”. We never charge a veteran and we are deeply committed to veteran retention, because its not good enough to commit to hiring a veteran, companies need to learn how to retain them. Our customized and scalable solutions can help any company or organization of any size start finding, attracting, and hiring veterans very quickly.

FMI knows EXACTLY where to find your military talent. We understand the skills translation and we have a wealth of resources for helping you to get the positions you are hiring for right in front of both veterans and transitioning military personnel.

The reason our solution is different is because we focus on strategy. A company can come to us and use our services as their one-stop-shop for finding, screening, and hiring of high quality military talent. We can also train HR teams and individuals on how to find, attract, hire and retain military talent. Companies who use both solutions very quickly begin their military hiring program and enjoy the benefit of learning how to do what we do in the process. FMI can also help your company with strategies and solutions for retaining the veterans you hire.

FMI is different because we don’t leave the solution at pipeline services and training. We also train and help build internal strategies and solutions to create a vibrant veteran culture in your company. This helps with retention and also feeds new veteran talent into your pipeline from your most trusted source, your veteran employees.

Support our troops! Give us a call today and get started on your veteran hiring strategy. Together we can change the lives of veterans, help your organization reap the rewards of hiring veterans and bring down the veteran and overall unemployment rates.

FMI is committed to our customers. We know that making the decision to hire veterans can be intimidating. Contact us for a no pressure conversation on how we can help. We can get you started hiring veterans immediately and do it at a cost you can afford!

Are you a Veteran or are you Transitioning out of the military? Check out the links below to start your new career in the energy industry.

Energy Companies Hiring Veterans.

NextEra Energy

Troops To Energy Jobs

Veterans To Energy

GE Energy Jobs for Veterans

Top Veteran Employers

Southern Company Veteran Jobs

Alliant Energy

ConocoPhillips Jobs for Veterans

Chesapeake Energy Hires Veterans

Devon Energy

Clean Energy Job Training

Training Veterans for Careers in Clean Energy

DOE Announces Webinars on Hiring Veterans for Solar Energy Jobs, Tribal Energy Development Best Practices, and More

Why You Need a Military Talent Pipeline

Forward March Inc Military Talent Pipeline Services - Affordable, Customized, Scalable

Forward March Inc Military Talent Pipeline Services – Affordable, Customized, Scalable

America’s military is the most educated, best trained, and highly motivated fighting force the world has ever seen. Those men and women transitioning from the military are a great national resource who can make a huge difference to any organization that has dedicated itself to hiring outstanding military veterans.

At Forward March Incorporated, we understand the true value of those who have served and we are dedicated to teaching companies how to attract, hire, and retain high quality veteran employees. While we are not a staffing company, one of the many ways we accomplish this is through military pipeline development.

FMI works with companies and organizations of every size, providing military talent pipeline services that are scalable to insure mission success on time and within budget. 

So what’s the difference between staffing and a talent pipeline?

Staffing is the process of recruiting and hiring personnel with a specific set of skill sets, for a specific position within an organization. Doing this requires a dedicated team of recruiters and hiring managers who understand the exact and immediate hiring needs of the company.

For the most part, organizations do a good job of filling positions as new requirements open up, but forecasting staffing requirements proves far more difficult. It’s not always clear what future staffing requirements will be down the road. Predicting future staffing requirements requires forward thinking on behalf of hiring managers. They must account for turnover, promotions, expansions, reductions, and a myriad of other factors that impact staffing needs.

Talent pipeline, on the other hand, provides companies with a pool of qualified candidates ready to fill critical positions as they become available. A robust talent pipeline ensures the right person is placed in the right position at the right time.

Utilizing a talent pipeline is a great way for organizations to adapt to changing staff needs. A talent pipeline allows recruiters to focus on the here and now, while giving hiring managers the peace of mind knowing that the candidate pool can be turned off and on as personnel needs evolve.

We are a company of veterans helping veterans. Unlike other companies FMI NEVER charges a veteran for our services. 

FMI’s unique approach to a military talent pipeline allows us to continuously sell your organization as a great place for veterans to work. Most important of all, FMI is committed to providing our talent services free of charge to the veteran work force. Regardless of your manpower needs, let FMI fill your organization with hard working, loyal, and well trained American veterans.

FMI can meet your talent needs from unskilled labor to highly skilled and technical positions. We have provided military talent solutions that included:

  • IT (information technology) Positions
  • Medical (clinical positions – physicians, physician’s assistants (PAs))
  • Petrolium truck drivers / truck drivers
  • Mechanical Engineering supervisors
  • Project Support Administrators
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Project Engineers
  • Welders
  • Instrument Technicians for Oilfield work
  • Refinery Operations Schedulers
  • Engineers
  • Associate Project Engineers
  • Machinists
  • Dance Instructors
  • Dance Studio Managers & Assistant Managers
  • Unskilled Labor Positions

To learn more visit our website and contact us today! 

~ Article written by Jason Caswell, Forward March Inc – Director of Training and Talent Pipeline Services