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-- day weekend we salute our troops and one firm that is helping our brave men and women find a job once they come home it's Drexel Hamilton they train disabled veterans to work in the finance industry chief financial officer and veteran -- -- and that's and vice president of institutional sales -- -- one.
Joining us now great to have you both and we thank you for all you're doing the -- talk about the program.
Well we wrong.
And a business that's found on one principal on that principle is disabled veterans want to be nobody's charity.
Instead all they want is an opportunity.
An opportunity through their hard work and diligence to achieve the American dream of financial prosperity for themselves -- their families.
We facilitate that for that we partner veteran with a veteran.
At our firm.
With the commitment to one thing as a business and that's that's.
So we can demonstrate to the street that's disabled veterans aren't just -- both confidence they are capable of excellence.
And that's what gentlemen there are doing in our firm Fred you were major you -- you did slide -- -- of combat three in Afghanistan to an erect.
Tell us how the transition -- how you're able to transition from your life is a veterans -- -- on Wall Street.
-- very fortunately I was able to find the lost -- war fighters foundation.
They took me -- it's about your trying to by the way it was a random chance in general in charge you had known that had been in overseas and multiple times said.
Do you know anyone who's a disabled veteran who's trying to get into this financial services industry.
At the time I was using the post nine elevenths GI bill to put myself in business school.
And I almost said look no further that you you've found that you -- guy so is a very fortuitous.
Event that brought into the program.
The trade program is about 69 months long.
At the end of that I was fortunate enough to be selected from the -- of -- into to begin full time employees.
How we got ten seconds but we're on monitors and a lot of trading floors -- -- to those Wall Street people why should they hire these guys in these men went.
A -- part of them because our singular greatest asset is a firm is our military might.
Our economic power not our can do attitude that our capacity -- -- anybody else would jeopardize its current jeopardize us security.
We're helping to facilitate jobs they should -- gives great asset a lot of people like to a lot of veterans like to go to your sort of like cash and where the market we want more cells Rexall and adults in if you're watching out there if you're.