Has it become downright fashionable to voice your support of veterans who are looking for civilian jobs? Apparently so, if the entertainment industry is any indication. A new organization of Hollywood movers and shakers called Got Your 6 is offering messages and videos in support of veterans seeking jobs.
According to the Got Your 6 site, the group’s mission is as follows:
“Got Your 6″ is a campaign led by the entertainment industry that will help create a new conversation in America, one where veterans and military families are perceived as both leaders and civic assets.
Got Your 6 will inspire Americans to help bridge the civilian-military divide.
Got Your 6 will provide tools, platforms, and resources that Americans can use to feel more comfortable with military and veteran culture.
Got Your 6 will create opportunities for veterans and civilians to join together to reinvigorate our communities.
Got Your 6 will change the conversation in America, so that our returning veterans are not seen as liabilities, but as assets.
Got Your 6 will embody—for all Americans—the values of duty, selfless service, and mutual respect upheld by those that serve in our military.
Housed by the organization ServiceNation, the Got Your 6 campaign plans to focus on six “pillars” of reintegration: Jobs, Education, Health, Housing, Family, & Leadership. For each of the six pillars, a group of expert activation partners will establish a set of goals and track progress toward the goals. Partners for these pillars include the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes program (jobs), Student Veterans of America & The Pat Tillman Foundation (education), the 100,000 Homes Campaign (housing), Give An Hour™ (health), Blue Star Families & the Military Child Education Coalition (family), and The Mission Continues (leadership).
To get a taste of the campaign (and see some of the stars behind it), see the video below. How much do you think the campaign will help when it comes to getting jobs for veterans? Sound off in the comments section.