Welcome to the Deployed 2 Employed blog

For several years now, I have been asked to start a blog that will focus on helping transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses who are looking for employment. To date, I have been reluctant to do so because there is no way I can commit to posting content on a daily or weekly basis given my workload, and because pen to paper is probably my weakest skill. Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of having lunch with a good friend of mine from high school who served 18 years in the Marines before being made medically retired. His name is Ricky, and he made me realize that regardless of how often I add content, or how many people the content helps, it is a worthwhile effort if it helps just one veteran who may be in need of assistance finding meaningful employment after serving. I know that may sound a little bit corny, but as I thought on it for a few days, it actually rings true with me. I started Veteran Recruiting not because I saw an opportunity to make a ton of money (believe me), but because I saw a glaring need to help those of you who have sacrificed so much for me and my family. So, before I start blogging away aimlessly, I wanted to let you know what you can and can’t expect from me with the blog.

I Will

1. Focus purely on employment issues and topics for the military community
2. Write about employment opportunities with companies we come across, and will include contact information for the recruiter for the company where possible
3. Send event reminders
4. Keep you up to speed on services available to aide you in your job search
5. Post success stories from other veterans who have been hired

I Will Not

1. Discuss anything political (there are thousands of places for you to voice your discontent)
2. Be a resource for anything VA related (we do not have the knowledge, or the training to be such a resource)

So, if you are in need of employment advice, or want to provide assistance to your fellow veteran or military spouse, we encourage you to check in to see what is posted, and encourage you to add your two cents.


Kevin O’Brien
Veteran Recruiting

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  1. Posted February 26, 2015 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Thanks! This is very helpful. I am currently working with 2nd Platoon The Mission Continues in Chicago at Hope Manor which services and provides housing for homeless veterans. I am going to pass this on to our veterans and post on our Face Book page.

    Please like us on FaceBook!


  2. kiara
    Posted February 26, 2015 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for taking the time to help active, retired and veterans find employment and give advice on the subject. My husband and I are both veterans and are looking for employment.

  3. audighq
    Posted February 26, 2015 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, Brotherman. I particularly like the part of us staying out of the VA nonsense. We can and should do this without their bungling interference.
    God Bless you!

  4. Bernard
    Posted February 26, 2015 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for all your hard work in trying to assist veterans with employment.

  5. Kevin
    Posted February 26, 2015 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Glad to follow

  6. Posted February 27, 2015 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Grand Island Nebraska – Hiring Fair

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Hiring Our Heroes

    Central Community College, 3134 W. Highway 34
    Grand Island, NE 68802

    Join us for a job fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses at Central Community College in Grand Island, NE.

    Event Schedule:
    8:30 a.m. Employment Workshop
    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Hiring Fair

    Job Seekers, Employers, and Service Organizations can register at:

  7. Parvin Kridler
    Posted March 2, 2015 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    One industry I have not seen represented here is Aviation Maintenence.I am an A&P mechanic with many years experience on commercial aircraft & some helicopters.It seems that’s the one thing I don’t see here.

  8. Posted March 2, 2015 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    I am in search of a reputable HVAC service position. I have over 30 years of experience in chiller technician positions, technical sales, project management, estimator and factory rep. roles throughout the HVAC commercial and industrial side of our business. Ranging from major medical centers to data centers throughout the Bay Area. I’d appreciate any assitance you may offer…

  9. Rodolfo Ayala
    Posted March 2, 2015 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    I would very much to get advice. I graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in May 2014, and have not had much luck gaining employment. From 2002-present I have not held any form of employment, I am 51 years of age and wondering if I have any chance of gaining competitive employment. Sincerely Rodolfo Ayala

  10. Randy Kestner
    Posted March 2, 2015 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Thank you sir. I have learned a lot from your hard work.

  11. Posted March 2, 2015 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    I look forward to the blog.

  12. Timothy E. England
    Posted March 3, 2015 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    Kindly shoot me a link to reset my password- huntscoyotes@yahoo.com

  13. Cynthia Sharp
    Posted March 3, 2015 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    KEVIN I am a US Army veteran and I am very interested in applying for the va’s new position of a peer support specialist although, I cant find any. Can you help?

  14. Kendra
    Posted March 4, 2015 at 3:46 am | Permalink

    I look forward to working with you.

  15. Michael Leuta
    Posted March 5, 2015 at 11:32 pm | Permalink


    I just want to let you know that I really appreciate all the advice, links and all the help that you send. I may not respond back to all your emails but know that the information you’re providing does not go waste. I review and definitely appreciate all the work you are doing for me and other fellow veterans. Thank you Kevin!

  16. Kelly A Brown
    Posted March 6, 2015 at 2:57 am | Permalink

    Mr. OBrien…. thank you so much for all you are doing for us as vetrans. With the economy the way it is now…..there are quite a few of us who are fining it hard to get employment. But with your assistance you make it easy by providing us with the companies that are looking to hire us. So again thank you sir!!!

  17. Patricia Purenll
    Posted March 25, 2015 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Great information and group of employers – thanks!

  18. Robert Harris
    Posted March 25, 2015 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    The Veteranrecruiting online job fair has been very helpful.

  19. Natalie Grime
    Posted March 25, 2015 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for this opportunity. It’s wonderful having events like this military/military spouses.

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