An Informative News Site for Veterans

May 12, 2015

Task & Purpose is a news site for military veterans by military veterans.  Read articles on all aspects of veteran lifestyle including news, education, careers, culture & more. 

I often write for Task & Purpose on all aspects of veteran employment and hiring.  My articles can be found here.

Also, due to GDBA’s incredible track record in hiring military veterans, HirePurpose, a job-matching company for veterans,  recently filmed a short video about career opportunities at GDBA.

Choose Culture Over Industry When Deciding On Your Next Career Move

May 08, 2015

Don’t let ego get in the way of a career that actually makes you happy.

When it comes to finding the right career, harmony matters. During my early years in the Marine Corps, my square peg fit well enough into its square hole. As the edges of my personality and values changed over time, however, I no longer fit the Marine Corps’ square hole. Inevitably, we grew apart and the old cultural harmony between me and the Corps veered off track and ended with frustration.

A year later I finally pulled chocks from the Big Green Machine and moved west. As I cruised through Appalachia, across the plains, over the Sierras, and down into the Los Angeles basin, I rolled down my windows and felt a new air of opportunity. The Marine… Read more »

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Ed HinmanEd Hinman is the Director of Recruitment, Selection, and Training at Gavin de Becker & Associates. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Mr. Hinman served eight years in the United States Marine Corps before beginning his private security career in Los Angeles.


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