Veteran Employee Story – Charles Latimer

Homeland Security Solutions, Inc.  |  Forty-One Percent Are Veterans  |

Published in the November/December 2011 issue of print Search & Employ®  |

Before he joined Homeland Security Solutions, Inc. (HSSI), Charles Latimer served 23 years with the Marine Corps and retired as a master gunnery sergeant. He now works with the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Program.

Right now, he says HSSI is targeting personnel to help them serve the Marine Corps. He notes that each Marine Corps installation across the country has an internal civilian police department. HSSI provides human resources, training, and logistical support to those programs. HSSI prefers to hire veterans for many reasons. “They possess intangible traits that have been instilled in them from serving in the military,” Latimer said. “Discipline, leadership, and the ability to work as a team are some of those specific qualities.”

Latimer recommends that veteran job hunters work their connections. “Consistent networking is the best way to get your foot in the door,” he said. “Networking has been my best tool.”

Preparation is also key, according to Latimer. “Take advantage of the vast educational opportunities that the military offers. Attend job fairs and career events prior to leaving the military so that you will know what to expect when you are actually job seeking. Get educated on interviewing skills, dressing for success, and resume writing.”

About the Author

This article was written by Jay Myers