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After jumping to 10%.
Just two years ago the unemployment rate for veterans.
Has steadily improved -- dropping to nearly 6%.
The one reason and -- is because of folks like our next guest who is working hard to make sure returning veterans are valued as they should be.
Called -- -- Quinn is CFO of Drexel Hamilton.
Which is a full service broker dealer founded on the principle of offering disabled vets a career in financial services -- good to see -- by the way we should mention your.
Actually the -- graduate of something called Wall Street war fighters there to sort of part of this whole thing yes sir -- Yeah our founder Lawrence -- stowed and I started both organizations to address the unemployment epidemic face and disabled veterans.
-- -- war fighters does really three things trains.
Licenses and in places disabled veterans in the industry.
I came to the broker dealer with Drexel Hamilton boutique broker dealer and investment bank because I believe our country has about the attention span of my six year old.
-- -- -- three years it has stopped -- so much about disabled veterans it's incumbent upon me.
Upon upon the industry veterans that we partner with to to build a business that stands as a model.
That disabled veterans not just people's confidence but excellence and that's we strive to what are some of the specific attributes that you recognize in veterans that -- questions so -- it as a great question.
You often hear or a number of things like.
Work ethic -- and morality I wholly reject those things just because I went to civilian college.
I'm some some our you know have a greater proclivity lie -- -- not work as hard.
I do -- -- believe that one thing is true and that's commitment to mission completion.
If you serve in the military especially if you're in a life or death situation you understand second place means you get to die for your country right.
As -- -- told me when I was not an Afghan and let them die for their country right.
And you know or the disabled veterans especially -- -- Have that mission completion by the way you are one of the first boots on the ground and in 2001.
Right after the attack in Afghanistan -- one of the guys who cleared the way for the special forces are.
To push comes to shove it all comes out of performances you know in the absolutely how -- these guys for -- do you train them after insulates them how to they perform its great.
And this is the most important.
Affect -- impact that we can have is demonstrating to the rest of the industry.
The disabled veterans not just people competence -- excellence a friend of mine that works organization.
Gentleman by the name -- Jeremy jet can and whether we sent them on some pictures and hoping that -- people home we have to see those and this is a gentleman -- -- picked up by the Taliban by name.
Chairman -- he was so good at what he did.
That they put a bounty on -- how pictures of his home they want his name poster put up by the Taliban -- this guy that's correct.
They did hit his vehicle -- -- -- in hitting his vehicle he suffered about 6060% of his body and burns and loss you know the right side his right -- It what have you done 63 times of -- -- your life he said 63 surgeries right.
That's he's a gentleman in 2006.
Received -- purple heart from.
From from President Bush 43 right.
So -- if you do that three weeks ago the four weeks ago he stood again in front of President Bush on his own two feet.
Standing on his own -- Giving out government subsidies to reenter the workforce and demonstrate -- three children in the rest the world that disabled -- falls off the -- to get back on.
He is a very capable -- nationally works on our capital markets department does a great job force we're very proud to have him as a friend.
And very proud to have him as a colleague.
On this veterans day is our message that you could send out to small businesses -- -- businesses that are listings as a white -- (%expletive).
Follow your same game plan -- -- these last couple days or interest in right we get a little -- -- little bit -- an opportunity reflect on -- people that have served.
And sacrificed so significantly hopefully we spent a lot lot time valuing the families who've supported them and their support so essential to their success on the battlefield.
That's great to anybody at home who stood up for -- veteran these last few days -- for a veteran.
If you don't turn that sends me into action than you become a part of the problem.
You've got to reach out and give a disabled veteran a chance not as a charity case but as an individual who earned their right to wanted to get your business.
By the way you give out these military points anybody's that spent any time -- the military knows that the troops give out here it is we don't give them up there anybody that they'll thank -- my girls and united have you so much good thank you father what you -- is most of this.
If it lands on the on the details it -- if you bring it to a a bar.
You may if you look at point and they don't have -- they may buy you live patients.
-- -- eleven petrified me any rate thank you very much and that includes you killed appreciate it thank someone that isn't much.