At Devens, ‘Hiring Our Heroes’ tries to match veterans, employers
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Posted: Friday, August 23, 2013
By: Karen Nugent, Correspondent
DEVENS — A military veteran tells a prospective employer that he is “OD underway qualified.”
The term is military-speak for “officer of deck underway qualified.”
And that means: someone who has been in charge of a ship’s deck, including its speed, weaponry and where it will land, according to Todd M. Arndt, a retired Army and Navy veteran. The skills, once translated into something civilians can comprehend, he said, would match qualifications for management jobs.