Veteran’s Day!

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On November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day following World War I stating: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…” Since that November our nation has celebrated Veteran’s day. You can learn more about Veteran’s day here.

Today, is a day to put your flag out but its also a day to put yourself out there. Make it a point today to thank a Veteran for his or her service. Our nation is great because of the sacrifice that so many have made to insure our freedom. Today is a great day to call family members, friends, or acquaintances and say thank you for making our nation great.

Celebrate Veteran’s Day with your children. Teach your children about the holiday through local events and various activities. Military.com has some great ideas on how to do this here…  CNN has a nice article on how you can do more on Veteran’s Day here…

Here at Forward March Inc. we would like to take a moment to salute our veterans. 

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Paul Volpe – President Forward March Inc.

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Don Palen – CEO Forward March Inc.

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Jason Caswell – Director of Talent Resource and Training Development Forward March Inc. Jason (1)

Richard L. Abrams – Director of Strategic Development

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Tobin Pilotte – Director of Marketing and Technology

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Emma Lopez  – Director of Business Development, is a military spouse. (Don’t forget, November is Military Family Month)

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God Bless America, Home of the Brave Land of the Free!

November is Military Family Month!

military family monthRemember, November 1st starts Military Family Month.

“Our nation owes each day of security and freedom that we enjoy to the members of our Armed Forces and their families. Behind our brave service men and women, there are family members and loved ones who share in their sacrifice and provide unending support.” – President Obama

Throughout the month of November, we honor military families serving the world over through a variety of observances. From our family at Forward March Inc.  to all the military families who have sacrificed so much, we salute and thank you!


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Check out the jack-o’-lanterns carved by our director of marketing and technology and his kids.

Kids all over the nation are gearing up for trick-or-treating tomorrow night. All the folks here at Forward March Inc. want to wish you all a happy and SAFE Halloween.


Forward March Inc. is hosting the Veteran Employment Transition Networking Event on November 17th. This event is FREE for all veterans, transitioning military and family members!

One way that you can honor our national treasure, our heroes (and their families), is to employ them. If your company or organization wants to know how to go about employing veterans and transitioning military personnel contact us today!  Also, come see us at our Corporate toCamouflage Conference and/or our FREE Veteran Employment Transition Networking Event.

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Veterans, Transitioning Military Personnel, and their families are encouraged to meet with employers at this free event.

Veteran Employment Weekly Roundup

Are you a veteran of the United States Military or a transitioning military individual? If you are, and you are looking for employment today, or upon your ETS date then you should check back with our news blog often. Forward March Inc. is a company of veterans committed to helping veterans. Frequently we post information that we feel warrants checking out by both veterans and transitioning military who are hunting for a career.

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Below are listings found this week that may very well help you in your career search:

Upcoming Military and Veteran Job Fairs from Military.com.

Recruit Military Job Fair Calendar.

Top 25 Employers Hiring Veterans Now According to the Army Times

According to Forbes These are the Best Places for Veterans to Look for Employment as far as Location Goes

Convergys is Hiring 300 and are PRIMARILY Focusing on Veterans

Are you a veteran entrepreneur or a veteran with dreams of being your own boss? The Institute for Veterans and Military Families Receives $450,000 Grant from Sam’s Club Giving Program to Support Women Veteran Entrepreneurs
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If you love fitness, want to be your own boss, are interested in REAL opportunities (no MLM) then you owe it to yourself to check out what Forward March Inc. has available right now!

Hiring Red, White & You is a program run by the Texas Workforce Commission. You can learn more about the hiring events they host here.

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For veterans who want to learn a new skill, or expand on a skill-set should check out the fine folks over at Workforce Solutions Alamo and Alamo Colleges are collaborating to offer short-term skills development programs in the areas of Information Technology, the Manufacturing Industry and Aerospace. Learn more here. 

Forward March Inc. world headquarters are located in San Antonio, Texas. We love our city and our state, thus, we would be remiss not to mention to all of you veterans and transitioning military folks that San Antonio has been ranked number 1 as home for military retirees. Check out the Houston Chronicle article HERE. 

Forward March Inc. has an outstanding Tools & Resources page for veterans and transitioning military personnel. Check it out here. 

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One way that you can honor our national treasure, our heroes, is to employ them. If your company or organization wants to know how to go about employing veterans and transitioning military personnel contact us today!  Also, come see us at our Corporate toCamouflage Conference and/or our FREE Veteran Employment Transition Networking Event.

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Veterans, Transitioning Military Personnel, and their families are encouraged to meet with employers at this free event.

National Day of the Deployed – This Sunday!


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First of all, we want to start this post off right. To all the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces who are currently deployed, or have been, we want to salute you and thank you for your service, your sacrifice and your example. The United States of America remains the greatest nation on Earth in no small part because of the sacrifices that men and women have made through their military service. HOOAH!

All of us at Forward March Inc. wish to honor and give a hearty THANK YOU to every one of the brave men and women who have been deployed. The sacrifices of our military often go unnoticed by the media or the public at large. We would like to encourage everyone to make sure to remember our deployed service members. Take the time to reach out and thank them. If you know someone, work with someone or have a family member that has been deployed then pick up the phone, email or write them. Let them know that their sacrifice and service to their nation is appreciated.

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Many organizations have taken to the campaign of wearing red on Fridays to remember the deployed. Soldier’s Angels has a nice write-up on this here.  Other R.E.D. communities on line such as the R.E.D. community on Facebook can be found here.

Here is some background on the National Day of the Deployed:

October 26th is officially the National Day of the Deployed. The idea for the day started with Shelle Michaels Aberle who approached the North Dakota Governor John Hoeven for an official proclamation for the day founded the day in 2006.

In 2011 Senator John Hoeven led the efforts and co sponsored S.RES.295 for a National Day of the Deployed. The resolution was passed unanimously on the 18th of October, 2011. 2012 marked the first year that the nation observed a National Day of the Deployed.

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One way that you can honor our national treasure, our heroes, is to employ them. If your company or organization wants to know how to go about employing veterans and transitioning military personnel contact us today!  Also, come see us at our Corporate to Camouflage Conference and/or our FREE Veteran Employment Transition Networking Event.

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Veterans, Transitioning Military Personnel, and their families are encouraged to meet with employers at this free event.

Veterans, Transitioning Military Personnel, and their families are encouraged to meet with employers at this free event.

Forward March Inc. Offers Unique Services for Mission Success

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Forward March Inc. (FMI) is an outstanding place to work. The energy and the teamworkin our offices are truly unique. We are a company of veterans committed to helping veterans. It is our desire to see our nation’s greatest treasure, our veterans, have the opportunity to work at a meaningful career instead of a j-o-b. We work with companies who have committed to hiring veterans and building a strong veteran culture within their companies and organizations.

military talent pipeline servicesOur customers come in all sizes. Our military talent pipeline services are scalable and customizable. We can provide our services for the “mom & pop” business or the international energy corporation. Our approach and our solutions are unique in the industry.

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Unlike others in the industry we NEVER charge a veteran for our services. NEVER! We have carefully crafted solutions that insure that our approach never charges a veteran, nor does it skim off his/her salary in any way.

we provideFMI has more than 35 years of collective experience connecting veterans and companies. Many of our previous articles have discussed the value of a veteran and how veterans can bring a variety of skills and training to the workplace. Veterans leaving the military today are the most technically savvy and highest educated veteran population our military has ever turned out. FMI can find high quality military talent for a wide variety of positions. Our dedication to our customers insures that you will get the right person for the right job at the right time. We can help your company or organization learn how to retain military talent ensuring your mission needs are always met.

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Today’s growing medical facilities and national medical infrastructure demand high quality medical talent. FMI can bring you highly qualified medical personnel to fit your medical hiring needs.

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FMI training can help your human resources department learn the skills needed to find, attract, hire and retain high quality military talent. We have a Military Hiring Guide that we can customize for your organization’s needs and get you on the road to hiring veterans very quickly.

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Unlike others in the industry FMI offers a wide variety of services that can help your organization after you have begun the process of becoming a veteran-friendly employer. We can help you with retention and building a robust veteran culture within your organization enabling you get the most from your veteran hiring program.

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FMI can help you to have an energized, focused, and more productive staff. We do leadership training like no other company can. Our leadership training team draws from a rich military background of training leaders. We can help your organization to achieve mission success through our leadership training.

We look forward to connecting with you and helping your organization today!

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If you want to get started hiring veterans Forward March Inc stands ready with a special offer. On November 17th we will be holding our Camouflage to Corporate Conference in San Antonio, Texas. This is an outstanding opportunity for companies and organizations to learn how to get started hiring high quality military talent. The information in this conference has helped many other companies to develop highly successful hiring strategies, military pipelines, and learn how to retain quality military talent. Click here to learn more…

Our Camouflage to Corporate Conference can get you on the fast track to developing a Veteran Talent Pipeline. November 17th, San Antonio, Texas.

Don’t forget about our FREE Veteran Employment Transition Networking Event. Learn more, click here…Veterans, Transitioning Military Personnel, and their families are encouraged to meet with employers at this free event.