My name is Mark Baird. I am the founder of HirePatriots.com. I write about everything that helps US veterans, the organizations that support them, and US small businesses.
Spokespeople for Veterans & Patriotic Businesses
HirePatriots helps create public speaking and TV, radio and press interviews for US veterans and patriotic citizens. We do this for several reasons, but the preeminent reason is to continually educate the American public about the value of US military training and service so that companies and civilians will give them the honor and respect they deserve.
In WW II one of ten US citizens served in America's armed forces. Today it is approximately one in 200. And with the advent of drone technology and the increasing use of special forces, that number continues to dwindle. As a result, fewer US citizens understand and appreciate the value of military service and what extraordinary maturity and character development most US veterans possess. So it is paramount that current and previous members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves have opportunities to speak on behalf of that unique and extraordinary cadre of citizens.
Another vitally important reason for veterans to address the American public is to stimulate veteran employment. This small percentage of our population are essential to the preservation and protection of our nation and its liberty. They sacrifice the best years of their young adulthood serving us instead of themselves. They do not get to develop a civilian work resume. Any college education they receive must almost always be taken online. They are frequently separated from family and friends for many months at a time. And they too often are deployed to combat zones where they experience horrific experiences. This is all a part of the service they provide for the rest of us. And so when they return to civilian life they deserve a job, rather than extreme financial difficulty and/ or homelessness.
And the businesses that make an honest endeavor to recruit, train and hire our US veterans should be recognized too. There should be a way for Americans to know which companies participate in this noble endeavor.
Therefore HirePatriots has created a cause marketing strategy to accomplish all of the above. We recruit and train US veterans to be spokespeople for US veterans and the companies that hire them. Our veterans use our patriotic and popular program in order to acquire opportunities to speak on TV, radio and to be interviewed by the press. During these media promotions they introduce themselves and their military service. They talk about what they gained through that experience. Residents and businesses are encouraged to hire veterans. And the business that sponsors these veterans is mentioned and promoted too.
If you are a US veteran or a business that honors and recruits them, please contact us.
Here is information about all of our Patriotic Hearts non-profit programs: http://www.hirepatriots.com/news-and-blogs/entry/hirepatriots-programs-for-us-veterans-and-their-families
Here is information about joining our HirePatriots Patriotic Business Team: http://hirepatriots.com/news-and-blogs/entry/a-new-synergistic-marketing-strategy
Our upcoming book to be published in March: An American Crisis: Veterans' Unemployment -- Stand by Them/ How You Can Help/ Solutions
Chairman: Patriotic Hearts
Past Chairman: CA Economic Council
Past Secretary: United Veteran Council
From President Bush: The Congressional Medal of Merit
From President Obama: President's Volunteer Service Medal
From San Diego: The Visionary Award for Creating Economic Development
From the Chamber of Commerce: The Extra Mile Award
From ABC TV: The Leadership Award
From U.S. Veterans & Families: Liberty