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Veteran News Roundup

Silicon Valley Couple Wants to Help Veterans Work in Tech Fields

Marc Andreessen, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist who is one of high-tech’s best-known investors and entrepreneurs, and his wife, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, a philanthropist-educator-lecturer and author, have pledged to give $275,000 to four non-profits to help more service men and women qualify for high tech jobs.

The beneficiaries of the couple’s generosity are the COMMIT Foundation, The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), The Honor Foundation and Vetsin Tech. These firms exist to help ease the transition from military service to the professional civilian world, develop educational and employment programs, help Special Forces veterans transition to private sector careers, and support returning veterans with re-integration services, respectively.

Veterans’ military skills, which include discipline, strong work ethic, problem-solving and leadership abilities, and exposure to cutting-edge technology transfer extremely well to the private sector.