If anyone has had the privilege to hear retired U.S. Army Capt. Florent Groberg speak, he always says, “It’s time to make a bigger difference.” And today, LinkedIn is proud to announce that we are forming a partnership with Florent to do just that for our military and veteran community.
Florent received the Congressional Medal of Honor, from President Obama on Veteran’s Day 2015, for his actions in Afghanistan on August 8, 2012. As President Obama stated, “On his very worst day, he managed to summon his very best.” Florent talks about his actions that day and his subsequent transition to civilian life in a powerful LinkedIn post. It’s a must-read for veterans and the veteran support community. Florent is a pillar within the military and veteran community, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to the LinkedIn family.
Since receiving our nation’s highest honor, Florent has rededicated his life to service, focusing on education, transition planning and career development among veterans. With a rapidly growing 2 million military and veteran member base, LinkedIn has established itself as the tech leader in empowering service members and veterans to build professional identities, professional networks, civilian careers and professional skills. In order to provide a specialized guide to these growing and engaged members, LinkedIn just launched a free Lynda.com tutorial called “LinkedIn for Veterans”.
Combining Florent’s passion and his leadership in the veteran community with LinkedIn’s technology is a game-changer. Florent will be leading from the front by publishing monthly posts on LinkedIn and speaking at community events to raise awareness of LinkedIn’s free veteran’s programs.
This partnership is an exciting next step in connecting all veterans to opportunity. As Florent said, “LinkedIn represents the perfect gateway for all veterans to connect, network and grow professionally. It’s a can’t-miss online social media platform that connects businesses around the globe in seconds. It’s the solution.”
Visit veterans.linkedin.com for details on how every U.S. military and veteran member can get a free, one year LinkedIn Premium and Lynda.com subscription, and more information on LinkedIn’s veteran’s programs.