Those who serve often face some general stereotypes – all veterans have PTSD, all veterans are rigid, Veterans can only take orders and not think for themselves.

The list goes on. In fact, these myths and stereotypes sometimes influence HR hiring decisions.

Leaderquest published an article, 7 Harmful Misconceptions About Veterans, that covers the top seven and states, “Veterans are sometimes put in a box by those who don’t understand and labeled as villains, victims, or vindicators.

Those three categories sweep aside the broad spectrum of veteran experiences and ignore everything veterans have to offer as complex individuals with unique circumstances.” Of course, PTSD being the top.

David Alsop, who is an HR & Talent Executive, as well as the Senior Director, Head of Human Resources at Ultradent Products.

Ultradent Products is a leading developer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide.

Alsop shares, on this episode of The Military Wire, his story of what he thought he knew about Veterans, what his cohorts thought they knew, and how he overcame many of those myths and today is not only a strong advocate among his cohorts for hiring veterans but also seeks to hire veterans for Ultradent.

To learn more about what positions are open and available at Ultradent, visit their website at and be sure to seek out David Alsop on his LinkedIn profile.

Author Biography
Michael Schindler, Navy veteran, former software executive and currently CEO of Operation Military Family, is a guest writer for several national publications, author of the book “Operation Military Family: How Military Couples are Fighting to Preserve Their Marriages” and “The Military Wire” blog.

He is also a frequent contributor on FOX Q-13 as well as a popular keynote and workshop speaker who reaches thousands of service members and their families every year in an effort to enrich and strengthen the military relationships. His book, Operation Military Family, endorsed by great Americans like Gen. Tommy Franks and Pete Chiarelli, continues to be a sought-out resource by licensed professionals and military families across the United States.

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