I would like to see the Ukrainian government capitalise on the universal respect of the soldier and do a post-war ‘hire a veteran PR campaign’ or implement a ‘veteran-owned business’ certification.
Soldiers learn discipline, determination, and leadership skill that is priceless to an employer. I sincerely hope that Ukrainian veterans are given opportunities to showcase what they have learned in the ranks of the military because I think it can strengthen your business culture for decades to come.
Mark J. Lindquist suspended his political career in March to travel to Europe and provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine. After being overseas for nearly 150 days, he is working on shipping up to 200 tonnes of donated medical supplies from Minneapolis to Ukraine.
The biggest challenge a battle-hardened soldier faces when readjusting to civilian life is the mental side of life as a veteran. Soldiers face the trauma that is unique to most members of society and they adapt to high levels of stress and adrenaline-fueled battles for survival that become their new normal. The three topics I would fund immediately are: