First of all, Please leave a comment with any other skills and reasons for hiring veterans that you can think of!
Before I joined the military, I didn't "get" why companies would want to hire a veteran.
Seriously, I thought what makes veterans any different from anyone else? Well, although I only served four years in the military, I certainly figured out what the big deal is.
Here's a short list, based on my own experience and observations while serving in the military, highlighting some of the qualities that veterans bring to a workplace which employers might not have considered before. Some of these skills and characteristics aren't measurable or concrete...they're just part of the natural day-to-day operations that comes with military service.
This list is definitely NOT comprehensive and it's in plain English, as I'm intentionally avoiding traditional military terms for employers who may not have had military service.
These qualities are in no particular order....