Mission43 Creating Communities for Veterans to Lead in Idaho Article

Mission43 Creating Communities for Veterans to Lead in Idaho

We like to take time to reflect on what makes our nation great as well as the patriots, who at great personal risk, have willingly stepped up with great courage to protect her. Greatness doesn’t just happen—it’s a process built-in trust over time and is based on timeless values, a commitment to the greater good and with leaders worth following.

Great acts of patriotism are committed daily by men and women who protect our country. Many of these patriots are experiencing the biggest drawdown of the military since World War II. Why is this an issue? Because some of the most talented, courageous and well-trained Americans need a new mission. The questions we’re asking ourselves are:

How do we best support those whose daily purpose was dictated by a mission to protect the USA and to fight for the greater good?

How do we help them transition to a new mission and purpose? One that takes the best of themselves and translates it into leadership in our business, community, and state sectors?

And, how do we help veterans and their families transition back into a civilian sector that shows overwhelming support, but often victimizes them through low expectations after their service?

We’re taking a different approach because we’ve listened to veterans of various ages, branches of the military and years of service.  They told us loud and clear—we need a new mission, a new sense of purpose—we don’t need to be told we’re disabled or somehow damaged due to our service. They revealed the need for a continued brotherhood—social connections that ‘have their back’. They want to be employed in jobs with meaning—careers that capitalize on their skills, knowledge and experience.

So, we’ve launched Mission43. Its vision is an Idaho united with veteran and military families to lead, learn, and inspire in our communities. Mission43 has laid a firm foundation to equip and redeploy the expertise and leadership qualities embedded in our veteran population.

Mission43 has recruited the nation’s best veteran-focused organizations to build out the three core pillars: Education, Employment, and Engagement.

Mission43 has supported thousands of Idaho veterans to lead, learn and inspire in our state and throughout the country. Sign up at www.mission43.org if you’re a veteran, military spouse, or community supporter.

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