Supporting Veterans’ Transition: Military to Civilian Work Life


Each year, approximately 200,000 men and women return to civilian life. Leaving the U.S. military service and transitioning from the military to the civilian workforce is major change veterans face. To encourage a smooth transition, companies like Advanced Technology Services (ATS) are stepping in to lead employment programs and initiatives where veterans can be surrounded by a supportive community of colleagues with similar experiences, knowledge and skillsets.

“The structure at ATS is very similar to what it was in the military which made the transition easy,” described U.S. Navy veteran and ATS employee. “Teamwork is a huge part of the job and everyone understands what we have to do to complete our tasks and will go above and beyond to complete it.”

Hundreds of veteran employees with ATS have served in all branches of the military, some continuing their service in the National Guard or Reserves. ATS recognizes that past and current military members are some of the organization’s greatest assets and with a commitment to providing best-in-class veteran recruitment, onboarding, advancement opportunities and veteran support services, veterans are equipped to succeed in their new role.

“ATS greatly values the technical skill sets, leadership and exceptional service our veteran employees provide. We are extremely proud that veterans comprise nearly 25% of our total workforce in the United States.” — Jim Hefti, Vice President of Human Resources and USMC veteran

Veteran employees with ATS may choose to be recognized through custom ATS veteran attire, bringing veteran colleagues together that may have not otherwise connected.

“This year, we’re honored to be named one of the ‘Best for Vets Employers’ by Military Times and to receive the 2022 Gold designation for ‘Military Friendly Employer’ from GI Jobs along with being placed on the ‘Best Employers’ list by” — Jim Hefti, Vice President of Human Resources and USMC veteran

ATS honors all current and past military service members and will continue in our commitment to hire, transition and train military veterans from all branches of service.

To learn more about employment opportunities at ATS, visit