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Empowering Heroes at The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs

By Ted Digges, Captain, SC, USN (Ret.) | November 14, 2017

After 15 years in the Navy, I was planning my next steps as I re-entered civilian life. I was interested in a career in financial services, and I was even taking distance learning classes at The American College to gain the appropriate certifications. Then 9/11 happened…

The Travis Manion Foundation: Instilling Character in the Next Generation of Leaders

By Ryan Manion | May 23, 2017

The idea of character education is something that’s desperately needed in our society, and the idea also resonates with the veterans. One of the biggest challenges facing many veterans is losing that sense of feeling connected to something bigger than themselves. Many of the veterans in Travis Manion Foundation programs have found that working with kids and teaching them about what it means to be a leader is an avenue to regain that connection.

Creating Successful Careers for Veterans

By Danny Noles | February 15, 2017

For the past few months, our agency has been busy with an idea we call “High Five a Hero” as a way of showing our thanks to those serving in the military. But we’re also going one step beyond just thanking veterans by recruiting them as advisers.

Making the Transition from Military to Civilian Life

By Dennis Wilson | November 8, 2016

I joined the Navy for personal reasons. I had dropped out of college, and I felt lost. My great uncle told me stories about my grandfather and how serving in the Navy had changed his life. My mom was against it, but joining the Navy turned out to be the best decision I ever made. Then it came time for me to leave the military and rejoin civilian life.

Honoring the Fallen by Challenging the Living

By Thomas Manion, Col., USMC (Retired) | December 22, 2015

Penn Mutual asked me to share a little bit about the Travis Manion Foundation and how we work with companies such as Penn Mutual to support the needs of military veterans and their families.

My Advice to Veterans Looking for a Career in Financial Services

By Steven Horvath | November 10, 2015

As a former Navy guy, I think financial services is a paramount career option for veterans. Here are the things I tell veterans when they ask about working in financial services.

Thanking Returning Veterans by Launching Their Careers in Financial Services

By Eileen C. McDonnell | November 11, 2014

Interested in finding a disciplined, highly-trained workforce that knows the value of hard work and getting the job done? On Veterans Day, we here at Penn Mutual remember the great sacrifice paid by members of our nation’s military, as well as the possibilities they bring to the American workplace.

Reflections on Military Service: The Return to Civilian Life

By Sheri Rhoades | September 11, 2014

Penn Mutual’s sponsorship of a recent 9/11 Heroes Run in support of the Travis Manion Foundation reminded me of my own transition from military to civilian life.