Photo: Quamid photographed with children in a village near Crow Valley, Philippines

Leaving the military is similar to immigrating to a new country: the reputation you earned, the education you achieved, and the skills you built rarely translate on US soil. The people who most intimately know what you are capable of are hundreds or thousands of miles away, and employers barely understand your resume. Sure, lots of folks graciously thank you for your service, but that gesture is often offered with limited understanding of the composition and impact of that service. …

Quamid Francis

Chief Diversity Officer and Deputy Chief of Staff @ NYC Veterans’ Services. Marine veteran. Operations management strategist. I find joy through service.

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