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What are the advantages of hiring someone who has been in the U.S. military — specifically, hiring them for a non-military job?
Answer below by Jon Davis, Sergeant in the U.S.M.C. and amateur military historian.
I am going to speak as a Marine and a former hiring manager. I was once a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps with two Iraq tours and have worked in retail, real estate, the tech startup and education sectors. In that time, I’ve hired…
DAVIS, Okla. — A tractor-trailer crossed a southern Oklahoma highway median and plowed into the side of a Texas college softball team’s bus, killing four team members and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said.
The collision involving the North Central Texas College team happened at around 9 p.m. Friday on Interstate 35 south of Davis, which is about 70 miles south of Oklahoma City and 60 miles north of Gainesville, Texas, where the school is located.
Mo’ne Davis, the 13-year-old pitching phenom who landed the cover of Sports Illustrated, took time this week to further burnish her place in history by participating in a battle against funnyman Jimmy Fallon
Accompanied by her catcher, Scott Bandura, Davis joined Fallon on his Tonight Show set in a winner-take-all strikeout match. The prize? A delicious Philly cheesesteak
Peppered with a healthy dose of humorous…
Mo’ne Davis mania has departed, as quickly and emphatically as it arrived
Six days after pitching a complete-game shutout on national TV in the Little League World Series, and earning tweets of praise from everyone from Michelle Obama to Chipper Jones to Lil Wayne, Davis and her Taney Dragons squad from Philadelphia was eliminated from the tournament on Thursday
Davis was unable to pitch in that game according to Little League rules, having taken the mound a day prior. Taney’s loss barely…
Mo’ne Davis entered Wednesday’s Little League World Series showdown as America’s darling, a 13-year-old girl whose dynamite pitching led her team from Philadelphia to the national stage and landed her on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week
Her team’s opponents from Las Vegas entered as an afterthought, a high-powered squad of heavy hitters that had been relegated to de facto villain status through no fault of their own, simply due to the inspiring dominance of the girl from…
Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who is best known for her role as housekeeper Alice Nelson in the family sitcom The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974, died Sunday after falling in her home in San Antonio, Texas
Davis traumatically injured her head and brain during the fall in her bathroom and she “never regained consciousness” after the accident, reported TMZ, which broke the news Sunday afternoonCNN also confirmed her death with Davis’ friend Bishop William Frey, adding that Davis suffered…
With the entire state of California mired in a severe drought — and no rain in sight — a new study reveals that the drought will cost the agriculture industry $1.7 billion and trigger the loss of 14,500 jobs
The study by UC Davis’ Center for Watershed Sciences, with funding from the California Department of Food and Agriculture, paints a bleak picture of what the drought has done to California’s rich agriculture. California is the country’s largest agricultural state, typically generating…
Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White brought a whole new meaning to dancing with the stars (and stripes) Monday night.
The American duo finished first in ice dancing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, giving Team U.S.A. its first gold medal ever in ice dancing after finishing silver at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
White and Davis beat Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, a pair that the Americans