CHAPTER 13Career Development

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“In the civilian organization I encountered something for the first time I’d never encountered in the military. And that was that there were a number of people, a fairly large number of people, who were there for a job and not a career.”

—Officer, USMC1

WE HAVE COME TO THE FOURTH AND FINAL quadrant of the Veteran Retention Lifecycle: career management. Where the previous stage, performance management, focused on accelerating performance and articulating performance metrics, this stage focuses on the new requirement that the veteran take charge of his or her career. In the military, the hierarchy was completely transparent ...

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