Trustee Talley’s staff enjoyed a great presentation on the “Challenges of the transitioning Veteran” presented by John Spanogle, Operation: Job Ready Veterans Director of Strategic Initiatives and Development. The event was an installment of the Greater Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Business before Hours series and sponsored by the Indianapolis based Second Region Association of the United States Army, Douglas Gibbens President, www.ausa.org. Mr. Spanogle’s discussion detailed some of the challenges facing our military members as they transition from the high speed military work environment to the civilian workforce. He also highlighted the difficulty of explaining military skills, knowledge, and experience into a language and vernacular easily understood in the civilian world, which is a big hurdle that individuals and organizations engaged in assisting transitioning military must leap.