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I’ve joined the advisory board of Misson: VALOR.

 

Misson Valor

 

Mission: VALOR is dedicated to combating veteran unemployment and providing successful careers via practicums, internships, and mentors.

 

 

I’m happy to announce that I’ve joined the National Advisory Board of Mission: VALOR. They are a charity dedicated to helping with veteran’s employment. I’ve known too many good people who struggle finding decent jobs when they get out, and I’ve seen it wreck lives.

The last company I worked at before I retired to be a full time writer loved hiring prior service. In fact, we got awards from the government for how many disabled veterans we employed. Which was funny, since we didn’t care about that. We just liked hiring vets because we knew they knew how to get things done. However many companies don’t get that, so they miss out.

I was approached by Mike Lermon about Misson: VALOR when I was in Atlanta. They’re still a small, relatively new outfit, but they’re dedicated to helping bridge the gap, and more importantly they’re in it for the vets and not for themselves. They’ve got some good projects in the works. So I volunteered to help.

You’ll be seeing some signal boosting from me here and elsewhere. If you want to check them out there is a link at the bottom. Give their FB page a like or something. If you have any questions use the email at the bottom of the press release.

 

Here is the official press release:

Best-Selling Author Larry Correia Joins
Mission: VALOR National Advisory Board

New York Times best-selling American fantasy novelist Larry Correia has joined the Mission: VALOR National Advisory Board to help promote the charity and to support Operation Audie, its film and television focus area.  Known for his popular “Monster Hunter International” series, Larry has recently launched his new “Son of the Black Sword” series.

“I’m looking forward to helping out as I can,” states Larry.  “America owes everything to its veterans. I wanted to do something to show my appreciation for their sacrifices. If in some small way I can help one of our vets in his civilian career, I’m glad to do it.”

Before becoming a major author, Larry worked as an accountant, a CCW instructor, a gun-store owner, and as a military contractor focusing on financial management.  In addition to the series noted above, he also has written the “Hard Magic” series of books.  He has published ten novels, and is currently under contract for 16 more.

“Larry brings not only a strong financial background to share with Mission: VALOR,” notes CEO C. Blake Powers, “but also a strong commitment to and understanding of our troops and veterans.  We look forward to his sharing his knowledge with us, and promise his many readers – many of us here among them – that his efforts on our behalf will not delay or interfere with his work as an author.”

“I had the pleasure of meeting Larry in Atlanta this past fall, and I couldn’t be more thrilled that he’s joining our cause,” says Mike Lermon, lead for Operation Audie.  “He’s someone who cares deeply about our veterans, and particularly about creating the kinds of opportunities that we’re seeking in Operation Audie.  He’s someone who has worked alongside many veterans before achieving literary stardom, and he understands exactly what they bring to the table in Film & TV or any other industry that sees the wisdom in bringing them on board.”

Operation Audie, named in honor of veteran and film star Audie Murphy, is Mission: VALOR’s film & television focus area.  It is dedicated to helping troops and veterans find move into jobs in film & television production, direction, and acting.  Initial operations and development have begun in Georgia as Task Force DeForrest, named for veteran and actor DeForrest Kelly – a Georgia native.

Mission: VALOR is a 501(c)(3) charity focused on practical solutions to the crisis in veteran employment. The goal is to bridge the gaps in the system, and to assist veterans entering the civilian job market through internships, practicums, and mentors.  In the process, we also hope to provide them, their families, and our wounded veterans with whole life wellness education and opportunities.  Through this, the goal is to help them get not just jobs, but successful and rewarding careers.
http://missionvalor.org
https://www.facebook.com/missionvalor

For More Information, Contact:
Mike Lermon
mike.lermon@missionvalor.org

 

 

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Sherry
Guest

Thank you. People today are confused about what a real hero is and we need to change that. I come from a family who every adult male is a vet. Except for my uncle, but he married my dad’s sister so he gets slack. Our veterans deserve every opportunity to make a life after their service is over. To all of the veterans that will read Larry’s blog today, and there will be many, I thank you for your service.

Mike Lermon
Guest
Larry, We couldn’t be happier to welcome you to the National Advisory Board, and we’ve got some great stuff coming together behind the scenes in Atlanta. For Larry’s friends and fans: I run the Film & TV initiative for Mission: VALOR. The folks in the Atlanta-based industry recognize the value that veterans can bring to their booming business, and we’re pushing hard for the creation of a training-to-work pipeline that creates a win-win situation for vets, the industry and the state of Georgia. They’re eager to see it happen too, and I hope to have some big announcements for Operation… Read more »
Stephen Hayworth
Guest

Operation Audie? That’s the best name I’ve ever heard

Andrew
Guest

Can’t wait to find out the ways in which this seemingly selfless act of charity is diabolical and evil. Way to go, Larry!

greyratt
Guest

well done sir, very well done indeed.
(ex-navy/subs)

TWS
Guest

Thank you. My son is a partially disabled vet and he had trouble in the past finding jobs. He is doing fine now but it still affects his life. I can’t thank you enough. When we used to send his care packages the Baen books were always a hit. Not just with him but with the other guys. We must have shipped a couple dozen boxes over the years.

Thanks for bringing your skills and talents to this very worthy cause.

jungshin
Guest

way to go! great organization to lend your name to. not to quibble but can you fix the title i know there’s no “I” in mission but there really is. 🙂

gmmay
Guest

Hopefully this won’t turn out like WWP did. The way so many modern charities are run has really turned me off to the non-profit/charitable foundation world. Since LC has lent his name to this, I’m optimistic. As a veteran, I’ll be paying attention.

Chris Nelson
Guest

Larry has an accounting background. I imagine any charity he would be associated with, he would spend time looking at the financial statements/books in some detail.

(As a vet myself, I wish I could assist folks more, but I’m doing all I can now through my local community efforts. )

TANSTAAFL
Guest

Passed the link on to several Marines on Twitter. Hope to get a good response.

Christopher M. Chupik
Guest
Christopher M. Chupik

As the grandson of veterans, I thank you.

Brian Niemeier
Guest

Outstanding! Truly a match made in heaven 🙂

Ashley
Guest

Outstanding!

Fruitbat44
Guest

Sounds like a very good cause. I am ure Larry will bring a lot to the table. If only is knowledge of accounting which something any charity could do with.

expendable henchman
Guest

Ladies and Gentlemen, As someone who hires people in his day job, I have one piece of heartfelt advice:

HIRE A US MARINE VET.

They are far smarter than the lefty liars of the media would have you believe.
They will NOT get discouraged and blow off assignments. They grab assignments by the throat and “adapt, improvise and overcome” them to death.

Pretty damned polite, too.

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