From Battlefield to the IT Field: My Story of Transition
This blog originally appeared on the HuffingtonPost "We ask these men and women (veterans) to leave their families and their jobs and risk their lives to fight for...
Lending a Helping Hand to Miriam’s Kitchen
I am excited to share the news of Cisco’s new partnership with Miriam’s Kitchen in Washington, D.C., near my home. Miriam’s Kitchen is committed to ending homelessness in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area by providing homeless persons with access to meals, counseling, clean clothes, medical care, permanent housing, and by ensuring they have the necessary […]
Cisco Employee Honored as Military Veteran at the White House
There are certain things in life most would consider “once in a lifetime” occurrences. The feeling that you get when your dad releases his grip one last time – and...
Calling All Companies: Military Veterans Bring Dedication, Motivation, and Leadership
This blog was originally posted on the Huffington Post. This week I had the privilege of attending an event at the White House where the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, and John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco, unveiled a new program to give returning military service members a fast track to […]
White House and IT Industry Partnership Prepares Servicemen and Women for the Workforce
Cisco is proud to be a part of the White House IT Training and Certification Program – an initiative to help transitioning military personnel make the shift to the civilian workforce by obtaining the necessary training and certifications needed for high demand IT jobs.
National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic 2013
There are so many things that make me proud of Cisco and its employees, but one of the most gratifying is the work we do to support our nation’s heroes – our warfighters and veterans. This week, nearly 400 of those heroes will take to the slopes, ride snowmobiles, try scuba diving, and enjoy rock […]
Technology Helps Reduce High Unemployment Among Post-9/11 Veterans
On March 8, NBCNews.com reported that the unemployment rate among post-9/11 U.S. military veterans was 9.4 percent in February, well above the national unemployment average of 7.7 percent. Nearly 1 in 10 ex-service members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan is hunting for a job, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The NBCNews.com […]