Information For Veterans
Sheriff Doug Cox (USMC 1977-1981: Sergeant) is honored to provide space on our Cyber-Substation for helpful internet resources to assist those who have honorably served in any branch of our United States Armed Forces. Special thanks and recognition to Greenwood Police Officer Brian Folco (USMC 1992-1996: Corporal) for serving as the Police Representative of the Greenwood City Veterans Treatment Court and providing much of the compiled information and links found on this webpage.
"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation."
- President George Washington
JOHNSON COUNTY INDIANA VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER
The Indiana Veterans Service Officer assigned to Johnson County, Indiana is Charles L. Russell. His contact information is below:
Mr. Charles L. Russell
Hopewell School Building
701 W. SR 144
Franklin, Indiana 46131
Hours: M-F 0800-1200 & 1300-1700 hours
INTERNET RESOURCES FOR VETERANS
National Resource Directory: nationalresourcedirectory.gov
The N.R.D. connects wounded warriors, service members, veterans, their families and those who support them to services and resources at the national, state and local levels. This program supports recovery, rehabilitation and community re-integration.
Veterans Job Bank: nationalresourcedirectory.gov/home/veterans_job_bank
This website provides access to nearly one million private-sector job openings drawn from job boards that have posted or specifically tagged jobs for veterans. Employers can transfer their own job web postings to this site.
Veterans Employment and Training Service: dol.gov/vets
This is the U.S. Department of Labor's website for job searching.
e-VETS Resource Advisor: dol.gov/elaws/evets.htm
The “e-Vets Resource Advisor” website enables veterans to quickly access information and resources on topics such as: benefits, compensation, education, training, employment, family and caregiver support, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation, and travel.
Veterans Re-Employment: careeronestop.org/reemployment/veterans/
This site is described as a one-stop site for employment, training and financial help after military service.
Key to Success Career: careeronestop.org/militarytransition
This site connects veterans and transitioning service members to career planning, training and job search resource services available online.
My Next Move for Veterans: mynextmove.org/vets
This website allows veterans to enter their military occupational experience to explore related civilian occupations and find career information, job openings, job outlook information, salaries, apprenticeships and other related education and training programs. These sites also link to the National Resource Directory.
VA For Vets: vaforvets.va.gov
This facilitates the reintegration, retention and hiring of veteran employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Offers career-search tools for veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing veterans and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
American Veterans and Service Members Survival Guide: VetsSurvivalGuide.org
Copyrighted in 2009 by the National Veterans Legal Services Program, this free 649-page PDF book is an informal basic military training for Veterans. Although not intended to take the place of an expert, it provides a foundational understanding of benefits available to veterans.
American Corporate Partners: acp-usa.org
This mentoring program connects veterans with corporate professionals for a yearlong mentorship, based on career objectives and professional experience.
Employee Partnership Program: employerpartnership.org
This is an Army Reserve site that lists all employers who have pledged to hire National Guard and Reservists.
Veterans Jobs.Com: VetJobs.com
This site is a searchable database for former service members seeking work; the site also aids employers in identifying the transitioning military and veteran candidates. VetJobs is operated by a seasoned management team of professionals to assist companies, recruiting firms and hiring authorities to successfully reach the military market. This website is partially owned by the organization Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.
Monster.com’s Military Job Board: Military.com
A job board owned by Monster.com focused on Military Service.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve: esgr.org
This website is a Department of Defense organization which assists Reserve and Guard members in conflicts with employers arising from an employee's military commitment.
Operation: Job Ready Veterans: www.ojrv.org/
A nonprofit organization that assists veterans, service members, and military families with all aspects of transition, with an emphasis on employment.
INTERNET RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS OF VETERANS
America's Heroes at Work: dol.gov/vets/ahaw/
This site is a Department of Labor technical assistance and public awareness campaign targeting America's employers. America's Heroes at Work focuses on the employment challenges of returning service members and veterans living with Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The initiative equips employers and military support systems with the tools they need to help veterans affected by these conditions succeed in the workplace.
Hiring Our Heroes: uschamber.com/hiringourheroes
Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) is also working with the private sector to increase the employment of veterans and returning service members. The first of these initiatives is with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber, in partnership with VETS and ESGR, will have conducted more than 400 hiring fairs for veterans, transitioning service members and their spouses by the end of this year. Through this partnership, the Chamber and its affiliates secure the participation of employers, while the VETS team and ESGR focus on participation by veterans, transitioning service members, and their spouses.
Helmets to Hardhats: info.helmetstohardhats.org
Helps members of the Armed Services find careers in the construction industry.
Ryder Trucking: ryder.com
The trucking industry in general has nearly 200,000 unfilled jobs for skilled truck drivers with commercial driver’s licenses. Ryder Trucking is one company that is actively recruiting veterans on its website.
U.S. Green Building Council: usgbc.org
The "green" building industry is looking for LEED-certified construction workers, and this site provides a comprehensive listing of green jobs. Veterans can get that LEED certification reimbursed by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The U.S. Green Building Council has 15,000 member companies who have pledged to hire veterans.
OTHER USEFUL JOB BOARDS
LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO MILITARY PERSONNEL
Legal Services Locators
Active Duty Service Members: Indiana | National
Family Members of Indiana National Guard members
serving in Iraq or Afghanistan: inlawyersforsoldiers.com