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Derek Bennett
Derek Bennett is the Chief of Staff of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, overseeing strategy and daily operations. A combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Derek attended Harvard Business School and previously worked at the Boston Consulting Group. Follow him on twitter @dhb00.

Entries by Derek Bennett

Bold Reform Needed to Fix Military's Sexual Assault Problem

(8) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 3:10 PM

The outrage to the growing crisis of sexual assaults in the military has been swift and consistent -- from the commander-in-chief to top military leaders to members of both parties in Congress to veterans and those who support them.

What is not uniform is how we reverse an alarming...

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Hiring Veterans Isn't Charity -- It's Smart Investing

(5) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 8:52 AM

Veterans are superbly trained, diverse, innovative, reliable, hardworking, dedicated citizens, and many possess skills that are highly transferable. Despite all this, an unemployment gap remains between the post-9/11 generation of veterans and non-veterans: the Bureau of Labor Statistics' spring 2013 data indicate 9.2 percent unemployment among new veterans compared with...

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Hiring Veterans Is Good Business, So Why Don't We Do It More Often?

(3) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 6:52 PM

Ten years after the start of the Iraq War, we're all familiar with the case for hiring veterans: they're mature, responsible, have significant managerial experience, and are used to chaotic, ambiguous environments. Many possess skills that are highly transferable. So why is the gap between veteran and nonveteran...

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