Former Senior Enlisted Leaders From the Five Branches Come Together To Help Veterans!

by Jess Clackum

Jack L. Tilley, 12th Sergeant Major of the Army, Alford L. McMichael, 14th Sergeant Major, US Marine Corps, James L. Herdt, 9th Master Chief Petty Officer of the US Navy, Frederick J. Finch, 13th Chief Master Sergeant of the US Air Force, Vincent W. Patton III, 8th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard. (Photo credit: Pinnacle Five, LLC)

Jack L. Tilley, 12th Sergeant Major of the Army, Alford L. McMichael, 14th Sergeant Major, US Marine Corps, James L. Herdt, 9th Master Chief Petty Officer of the US Navy, Frederick J. Finch, 13th Chief Master Sergeant of the US Air Force, Vincent W. Patton III, 8th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard. (Photo credit: Pinnacle Five, LLC)

Pinnacle Five, LLC is a group of five senior enlisted military leaders dedicated to taking care of military veterans and their families.Pinnacle Five's leadership consists of five men with 165 years of combined military experience:

Their mission is to help veterans and their families transition to civilian life productively by educating the public about the value of hiring veterans and gaining corporate commitment to provide jobs, housing, and mentoring for veterans/families; serving as a bridge between the Veteran community and resources available to them.; and strengthening citizenship by connecting corporate support and veterans in educational outreach targeted to schools where we prepare kids to be citizens.

On the importance of their mission, Vince Patton says,

"The most important thing we can do is help Veterans realize their value in the commercial world.I can say from personal experience that one of the most important stages in the life of a service member is their transition out of uniform and into the civilian sector.

Business needs a seat at the table with Congress, the Departments of Labor, Veterans Affairs and Defense in delivering a responsive, innovative 21st Century solution to our transitioning service members.

Now we have an agenda. We've got to get inside the heads and hearts of Veterans and show them what they're worth. We have to help them translate the valor of their service to the ability to lead in their business lives and careers."

Check out the amazing work they do at pinnaclefive.com