After Dave Maestas served 20 years in the Army, his role changed when he got out of the military and became a businessman in 2014. But his objective didn't change.
"I have said for a long time that we can do more good for these men and women in four hours what a psychologist can do in four months," said Elton Hyland, a Navy veteran and a member of Boating For Heroes.
The nation's economy is only as strong as the talents of the people who work in it.
The Veterans Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship (VIBE) at the University of Washington Tacoma has for several years been a resource provider for military veterans seeking support and mentorship in starting their own business.
In 2013, AT&T made the commitment to hire 10,000 veterans "into career opportunities" over the next five years. By 2015, the company had exceeded its goal, hiring more than 11,500 vets during that two-year period.
Two words one would never have predicted would be in the same sentence: combat and flip-flop.