Military service trains young men and women to do some of the most difficult jobs under the most unforgiving conditions, and motivate others to join them. Their accomplishments in uniform are impressive, but thanks to organizations like The Mission Continues and Team Rubicon, veterans can put these skills and attributes to work far beyond their military careers. Whether placing veterans in nonprofit fellowships and service platoons or deploying them to carry out disaster relief work, these organizations match veterans with tough challenges for which their experience is uniquely suited.
At The Philanthropy Roundtable's 2014 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, visiting American Enterprise Institute fellow James Glassman discusses two out-of-the-box nonprofits with their founders. In this video, Jake Wood, co-founder and CEO of Team Rubicon, which deploys teams of vets as first responders in emergencies and disasters, and Eric Greitens, founder and board member of The Mission Continues, which offers fellowships to train vets to "redeploy" as leaders in their own communities, share their experiences with the military and their goals for veterans philanthropy.