I have really enjoyed the articles you've been including in DC VELOCITY about the military logistics efforts [of] our forces. I left the military in the late 1980s and always felt that the scope of my logistics knowledge and experience was underappreciated. The Outbound column (July 2005, page 122) really resonated [with] me. The criticality of logistics efforts when [carried out] under conflict and the planning and training necessary to carry on [in that] environment is what sets the military logistician apart from the rest.
A couple of months ago, a hiring manager for a big company in the Midwest told me that his recent Iraq vet hires were making a big impact. They knew how to get things done.
Thank you for making a connection between the military and the supply chain profession and thus, for supporting the troops. Who won't want to hire these guys and gals when they hit the job market?
George Murphy, U.S. Army Reserve (retired)