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Vanguard February/March 2024

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16 FEBRUARY/MARCH 2024 D I G I T I Z I N G CA N A DA'S V E T E RA N T RA N S I T I O N C E N T R E S D R I V I N G I N N OVAT I O N A N D I M PACT W I T H I D EaS: AMONGST THE UPS AND DOWNS OF THE POST- MILITARY TRANSITION EXPERIENCE, THE STRUGGLE TO FIND MEANINGFUL EMPLOYMENT LOOMS LARGE. NAVIGATING THE COMPLEXITIES OF THE CIVILIAN JOB MARKET AND FINDING THE SAME DEEP SENSE OF PURPOSE UBIQUITOUS IN THE MILITARY IS AN ONGOING CHALLENGE FOR MANY VETERANS. A s a former Infantry Platoon Commander in the Cana- dian Armed Forces (CAF), I have experienced firsthand the challenges faced by those leaving service, the emotional toll of this experience and the transformative in- fluence of meaningful careers in reshaping the trajectory of veterans' lives. Being a leader in the military mirrors the role of a captain steering a ship through uncharted waters. Entrusted with guiding a team through unforeseen challenges and obstacles, this role demands a clear vision, R E C R U I T M E N T BY WILL SIMMONS

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