We are announcing the launch of our Military Leadership Division that will focus exclusively on transitioning former military personnel to successful civilian careers. We are partnering with corporations to offer veteran hiring services such as recruitment, onboarding, and career development. This new division will provide customized resources for veteran job candidates. Services include one-on-one career counseling and workshops on topics such as improving business acumen, mock interviews, and job offer negotiation skills.

Approximately 550 veterans leave the military per day, according to a 2014 study issued by the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “The veteran talent pool is untapped by many large and privately-owned businesses; we want more companies to reap the benefits of hiring our nation’s heroes,” says Martin Plumlee, Founder and CEO of Plumlee & Associates. “Hiring veterans makes sense; they bring exemplary leadership, decision-making and problem-solving skills to corporations who are desperately seeking talent in a tight labor market. Veterans improve the bottom line.”

We are also announcing the strategic hiring of Julianna Christensen as Client Services Manager; she will lead the Military Leadership Division. Mrs. Christensen, a combat veteran, has five years of HR management experience as an Army Officer supporting hundreds of personnel for and during Afghanistan deployments. She earned a Bachelor of Science in International Law and Legal Studies in 2013 from the U.S Military Academy at West Point. Julianna further distinguished herself as a Division I swimmer and Army team captain.

“What attracted me to Plumlee & Associates is Martin’s sincere desire and his continued support of our fellow veterans,” says Julianna Christensen. “Having been a part of the Army community since I was 18, it is extremely rewarding to remain connected to the military community in a different and meaningful capacity.”

We understand that supporting the military always includes a family shared sacrifice. Mrs. Christensen continues to serve soldiers and their families as the Family Readiness Group leader in her husband’s unit. Captain Chuck Christensen continues his honorable service in the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell as an Infantry Company Commander.

Plumlee & Associates and its’ founder, Martin Plumlee, have a long history assisting military veterans during their transition to the private sector. The firm will complete certification as a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) in 2018.

– Martin Plumlee is the Owner and Senior Executive Recruiter for Plumlee & Associates (www.plumleeassociates.com), based in Franklin, Tennessee.  For over 18 years, he has been a successful Sales Executive, Talent Strategist and Leadership Consultant.  Outside of business, he loves his life and duties as a husband, father and Citizen-Soldier; Martin currently serves in the Army Reserves in Des Moines, IA.  He has humbly served on both Active Duty and in the Reserves for over 15 years.  He is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point (1994) and earned an MBA in International Business from Tennessee Technological University (2006).  Please connect with him on LinkedIn and follow the firm on Twitter (@PlumleeAssoc) and Facebook (PlumleeAssociatesNashville).

Steve West is the Operations Analyst at Plumlee & Associates. He is a 2013 graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer in the US Army. Originally from Birmingham, AL  he is actively transitioning to the private sector following six years of active duty service.