WHAT WE DO
We educate 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. Successfully Transitioning Veteran Talent into the Workforce
Strengthening citizenship by connecting corporate support and veterans in educational outreach targeted to schools where we prepare kids to be citizens.
KEYNOTES & PANELS
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Leadership is not a concept, it’s a way of being. The US Military is one of the greatest leadership training institutions in the world today. We share battle-tested lessons and stories that apply to today’s complex organizations and will inspire and motivate your audience.
Our organizations and communities are strengthened when we care about each other. We built our careers on the care and feeding of US Troops. We’ll share our lessons learned and take on your biggest people challenges.
Once you’ve had the experience of being part of a world-class team you’ll never be satisfied with less. We’ll share what we know about the DNA of creating, leading and sustaining great teams.
The US Military is recognized as an engine of innovation in society. We’ll share what it takes to create an infrastructure and a culture of innovation.
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MEET THE TEAM
A strong team and superior record demonstrate our commitment to our clients
We are Pinnacle Five, LLC — a veteran-owned small business formed in 2007 by linking five top senior enlisted leaders and their respective companies, and most importantly, their commitment to Veterans. Our primary objective is to help educate businesses and the American public on the significant value veterans bring to the workplace.
We bring a unique and unmatched perspective of the skills and abilities veterans bring back to their communities after serving in America’s military. Collectively, and through our individual companies, we also offer a wide range of services by leveraging the contacts, skills and experiences gleaned through years of military service.
Our primary team members include the 12th Sergeant Major of the Army, 14th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, 9th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, 13th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, and 8th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard. We have over 160 years of progressive military leadership experience ranging from tactical (small group) to strategic (military service-wide). Each of us is an accomplished senior executive with diversified program management skills.
Our relationship began in the late 1990s when we all served together at the Pentagon in Washington DC. As the senior ranking enlisted members from each of the military services, we represented our respective service to both the American public and those working in all levels of the federal government. We performed as key decision makers as well as advisors to senior Department of Defense leaders on programs and policies impacting all aspects of human resource management. We also testified on Capitol Hill and regularly met with Congressional leaders to discuss the needs of military members and their families.
Since our retirement from military service, we have continued to work with numerous industry leaders in consulting/advisory roles, and most of us currently own our own companies and/or foundations. We all remain involved at the national level and speak regularly both in military and public venues. Please read our individual biographies for more detailed information.
It’s proven that veterans have the ability to meet new challenges. They possess transferable skills and positive attributes identifiable in today’s evolving workplace. With this background, hiring teams can streamline costs and resources associated with training and development, providing a business advantage.
ACCEPT LEADERSHIP ROLES
In the military, people are trained to lead by example as well as through direction, delegation, motivation and inspiration, paving the way for future leadership. Even in challenging environments, veterans can translate business goals into workable objectives, increase mentoring efforts and foster effective work teams in both hierarchical and peer structures.
WORK WELL WITH CULTURALLY
Military duties require a blend of ownership, leading by example, and collaboration. From partnerships to operating in groups, veterans can flourish in various team dynamics. They’re quick to adapt to environments with people from different backgrounds and perspectives even in global work conditions.
READILY ADAPT TO AGE DIVERSE ORGANIZATIONS
Pairing employees together of different ages makes unbiased and diversified work teams. Veterans are spread among a hybrid of generations ranging from age 20 to beyond. This multi-generational workforce offers companies varying perspectives, a hands-on work ethic, and technological expertise.
EMBRACE INNOVATION & CHANGE
For veterans, embracing innovation and change means welcoming where their career will take them next. The military is constantly demanding career requires flexibility, openness to change, and perseverance for what’s ahead. These principles are highly valued as more companies shift gears to conform to business trends, developing technologies and global work teams.
PERFORM EFFICIENTLY UNDER PRESSURE
With rigid timeliness and limited resources, veterans have developed the capacity to endure pressure and accomplish priorities on time, in spite of stress-bearing environments. They know the critical importance of staying with a task until it is done right.
It’s imperative for the military to stay connected and understand how the shifts in technology are changing the way people work together. Depending on the role, people in the military are the first ones to adopt new technology and virtual global communication devices. Learning and mastering these technologies reinforces their propensity to fully embrace change and allows veterans to share knowledge.
ACCEPT RISK & ACCOUNTABILITY
When faced with opportunities, veterans are proactive in taking initiative beyond their scope of responsibilities. They have experience quantifying and qualifying the risk involved in each decision made in the event of potential damage or loss. At the same time, they demonstrate diligence towards policies and guidelines expected from both support staff and supervisory roles.
OPERATE WITH INTEGRITY
Joining the military is a selfless and honorable career path. As a result, veterans are committed to performing with honesty and sincerity. Many veterans can also identify certain security clearance skill sets, a testimony to how veterans can integrate in many secure and data-compromising areas of the company. Companies can trust that veterans will keep sensitive corporate information secure.
FOCUS ON HEALTH & SAFETY CONCERNS
Thanks to extensive training, veterans are aware of health and safety protocols both for themselves and the welfare of others. Individually, they represent a drug-free workforce that is cognizant of maintaining personal health and fitness. On a company level, their awareness and conscientiousness translate into protection of employees, property, and materials.
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"As the former senior enlisted leaders of our respective services, we spent much of our careers preparing, leading, and supporting the force - ensuring Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen were ready and able to defend our freedom whenever called. We promised our service members that we would take care of them and their families too."
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