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BY Joel Junker

Spouses – Partners not Dependents at Cameron-Brooks

As I travel to military bases around the world recruiting for Cameron-Brooks, I am constantly impressed with the strength of the military spouses I meet.  They are the bedrock of our military families and given the current operations tempo and deployment cycles, take the responsibility for creating a stable family life. In many cases, the spouses have put career and education goals on hold. We all owe them our gratitude.  Several years ago, Ben Stein wrote a tribute to a military spouse that was published in The Wall Street Journal. Here are a few things I like about “Strength at Home:”

  1. It reminds me that freedom is not free.  We owe all our freedoms in America to the brave men and women who volunteer to protect us and to their spouses who keep the home fires burning for them.
  2. It reminds me that I have the responsibility while helping military officers transition from active duty to corporate America through Cameron-Brooks, to find solutions for their families by helping them conduct broad searches to find good career opportunities for spouses and good schools for kids.
  3. As Ben Stein states, military spouses “are the glue that holds the nation together, stronger than politicians, stronger than talking heads, stronger than al Qaeda.”

You can read Ben Stein’s article at: http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110005508


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