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Pride, purpose & promotions

You had it in the military and you can have it here too. You may be leaving the military, but you still have that same drive to lead, make a difference and better the lives of others. Consider Walgreens. Our mission is to help all people live healthier every day and veterans are a big part of our plans. That’s because we know that hiring a military veteran is one of the best decisions we can make. You’re proven leaders, quick learners, team players, and you know how to get the job done and motivate others with passion and pride.

Look below to learn how we support our veteran employees, and what opportunities are available as you transition from the military to civilian life.

Helping Veterans with Educational and Retail Opportunities (HERO) Program

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Employee Andrew Shin

Andrew Shin ASM-T US Army

I believe simply put, the army core values helped me with my current position as an Assistant Store Manager Trainee. Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage all allow me to become a better employee, team member, and manager. Also understanding chain of command helps with communicating with this company just like in the service.

In my opinion, the benefits of working for a company like Walgreens as a veteran is that we get to help other veterans just like us! Especially in the Pharmacy with their medication and vaccinations.

My favorite part of working for Walgreens is that I get to impact my community, my team, and people from all around the area daily, whether they are visiting for business or for leisure. Another thing I love about my job is the constant mobility, I am not just trapped behind a desk and a computer.

Employee Christopher Bolinger

Christopher P. Bolinger Assistant Store Manager ASM, US Army, SFC, 13R44

As a former Platoon Sergeant and 1SG, my leadership experience has worked well in planning for such things as holiday rush season, as well as assigning tasks to employees and following up with assigned tasks. My military leadership experience comes in handy with the transition into the Frontier movement. I always have a Plan B because as my experience tells me, you never know what is going to happen, so always try to plan for anything.

The benefits of veterans working for Walgreens is that we have a great work ethic, we always have a backup plan, so we are prepared for anything, and we work well under stress. Veterans are also very reliable, I myself have never used a sick day. Of course, veterans leadership skills are among the best, leadership is taught to us in classroom as well as on the job. Veterans are also very loyal to their employer (unit) and their employees, and always put the needs of the company (Army) and their employees (soldiers) first.

As when I was a Non-Commissioned Officer, as an ASM I get to train my employees. Training is the most important thing you can do for your employees. Taking an employee on their first day on the job with Walgreens, and seeing them take the knowledge you have taught them and watch them eventually move into the leadership position is as rewarding as pinning Sergeant strips on one of your soldiers.

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