The competition to hire veterans continues to be fierce. While many factors have brought us to this point, initiatives such as the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and private sector coalitions such as JPMorgan’s 100,000 Jobs Mission have helped to ignite enthusiasm to hire service members. Today, the unemployment rate for veterans remains at near historic lows.

Companies that embrace the veteran workforce are finding high-performing employees for a wide range of workplace scenarios, from manufacturing to software positions spanning entry level to management. Their advantage in the war for talent isn’t a coincidence, though. These