The goal of TroopSwap's partnership with The Mission Continues is to re-empower veterans with a sense of purpose while harnessing their invaluable leadership experience.
McLean, VA (PRWEB) January 10, 2012
Two military-focused organizations are partnering with the goal of placing more veterans into leadership-oriented employment opportunities. TroopSwap.com, the leading ecommerce platform for military discounts, and The Mission Continues, a national non-profit that challenges veterans to rebuild a sense of purpose through community service, are joining forces to combat the 30% unemployment rate within the veteran population.
Eric Greitens, former US Navy SEAL and CEO of The Mission Continues, highlighted that returning veterans are incredible assets, both in our communities and in the workplace. “This generation of veterans doesn’t simply view a job as a paycheck,” Greitens said. “In the military, your job is about the mission, the people you have the opportunity to serve alongside, and a sense of responsibility to your country. This ethic transfers to the workplace.”
The intent of the partnership is to provide leadership opportunities to alumni of The Mission Continues Fellowship Program. Furthermore, TroopSwap will support Mission Continues Fellowship Service Projects in Hampton Roads, Virginia, San Diego and Washington DC through fundraising efforts and participation at local events.
Matthew Thompson, TroopSwap’s Co-Founder, noted that, “The military has a powerful culture that helps service members endure terrible trauma because they support each other as a team, yet many service members find that the aftermath of combat is harder to deal with than the actual experience. The goal of TroopSwap’s partnership with The Mission Continues is to re-empower veterans with a sense of purpose while harnessing their invaluable leadership experience. We are here so they don’t have to transition alone.”
Troopswap.com is the first e-commerce platform exclusively for military families and a member of the First Lady’s Joining Forces initiative to support military families via the Department of Defense’s Military Spouse Employment Partnership. The Service Disabled Veteran Owned company further serves the military community by donating 10% of the company’s profits to the Wounded Warrior Project and by focusing on employing veterans and military spouses, who collectively represent over 90% of the company’s workforce. Lieutenant General (RET) Daniel Christman, former superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Anthony Principi, former Secretary of Veteran Affairs, both serve as advisors to the company. To learn more, please visit TroopSwap at TroopSwap.com [http://www.TroopSwap.com __title__ Military Discounts] follow TroopSwap on Facebook at facebook.com/TroopSwap or Twitter @TroopSwap
About The Mission Continues:
The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit organization that challenges post-9/11 veterans to rebuild a sense of purpose through community service. Founded in 2007 when Navy SEAL Eric Greitens returned from Iraq, the organization offers paid service fellowships to veterans, awarding over 200 fellowships to date. The Mission Continues is reshaping the way this country welcomes home our veterans by showing that these men and women are tremendous assets whose leadership and skills can be vital to their community’s improvement. For more information, please visit http://www.missioncontinues.org.