Sunday, September 6, 2009

National Guard holds boot camp for corporate CEO's, to let them know what it is like for their reservists overseas

A network (I believe it was CBS news) recently broadcast a report from a short summer “boot camp” for business executives given by a state national guard, to let executives know what their employees faced when, as reservists or guard members, they are called up and sent to Iraq or Afghanistan.

The Guard told executives bluntly in an outdoor class similar to a bleacher class in Army Basic (say in hand-to-hand), “we can’t always return them to you in the same shape they were in when they left you.” The effort seems to be a jawboning exercise to get executives to be more energetic in saving returning veteran’s jobs, even given the current recession.

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