As more men and women leave the military and enter the workforce, some will be challenged in finding a way to apply their experience in the civilian world.
Oil and gas services company Fugro has been recognized as one of the country's most military-friendly companies. Veterans account for about 20 percent of Fugro's workforce, which typically needs a highly technical background. The company has found ex-military employees are often perfect for the job.
"When they get a mission, they usually figure out how to complete it on their own," said employee Bret Fruge, who joined the company after 21 years in the Navy. "What we try to do is get guys who make decisions and solve things at the lowest level and that's what you get when you have military."
"We really want to hire veterans. It's not about being patriotic, so to speak. It's, more or less, because it's good for business," said recruiter Kevin Spain.
The publication GI Jobs recently listed Fugro as one of the top-100 military friendly companies for the fourth year in a row.