Veterans In Technology
The ISM Way
By Joseph Laudon
I am a technical consultant and member of the marketing team here at ISM and proudly served our country in the US Navy. When I first transitioned out of the military one of the biggest struggles I faced was finding an organization that not only understood the value that veterans/mil-spouses bring to an organization but also stood by their commitment to hire, support, and retain them as well. When I heard from a fellow Navy veteran and close friend who is also a fellow ISMer Mike Anderson about ISM and their incredible amount of military influence I knew I had found what I had been looking for.
I have spent the last 3 years advocating and assisting in veteran, military spouse, and transitioning service member employment training and hiring efforts, and in my opinion, being veteran/mil-spouse friendly is not enough. Having veterans/mil-spouses in leadership positions that drive decision making proves an organization’s commitment to hiring and most importantly retaining veterans and mil-spouses. The ISM family includes 70+ veterans and 20+ employees with close military relationships and I have the absolute honor of sharing my interview with a few of them in the dialogue below.