McRory continues push to hire veterans

North Carolina Governor Pat McRory’s push to make North Carolina the most military and veteran-friendly state in the nation has led to the hiring of almost 400 veterans in 2015.

The N.C. Military Pipeline Project, a public-private partnership launched by McRory in May to aid veterans in finding employment in the state, has so far resulted in 370 veterans being hired by the Department of Public Safety (DPS).

“Veterans combine 21st century skills and training with a dedication to duty that originates with our nation’s founding,” McCrory said. “Given their experience and training, I expect these men and women will not only rise to leadership positions within DPS, but become leaders in their communities as well.”

DPS joined the N.C. Military Pipeline Project to utilize the skills, values and commitment of veterans. The department said that veterans align well with its mission of ensuring public safety while protecting quality of life in the state.

“I am pleased that so many veterans have chosen to join our team at DPS and to remain in North Carolina to work and raise their families,” Public Safety Secretary Frank L. Perry said. “We value the training, experience, and dedication to public service they bring to the table.”

McRory has also signed legislation into law streamlining the career path for former military officers. Honorably discharged former military police officers, under the legislation, can forego certain training while applying to become civilian law enforcement officers in North Carolina.

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