Job skills of former military include a ‘mission-critical’ approach to their work

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A second company, Citizens Bank of Edmond, based in Edmond, Oklahoma, has set a high standard with its hiring commitment to veterans. 

“Citizens Bank of Edmond prioritizes innovation and partnerships and has thus paved its way as one of the best community banks in the country,” said Jill Castilla, an Army veteran.

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“Their steady leadership sets a tone of strength and confidence that can be a rarity in a dynamic environment,” said one CEO about military veterans in the civilian workplace.  (iStock / iStock)

She is CEO and president of Citizens Bank of Edmond, which has also recently launched ROGER, a military-focused digital bank that serves all military members yet focuses on the new or future service member.

Specifically, Castilla said the bank uses programs — such as Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves; the Department of Defense’s Skillbridge; and Hiring our Heroes — to identify and onboard military talent.  

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Current military-experienced management at the bank includes Castilla as president and CEO, as well as a director of military banking, a retail banking officer, an operations and compliance officer, and the bank’s controller. 

“I know firsthand the challenges for these jobseekers and the amazing benefit they can provide companies.”

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