The Veteran's WORK Book
How to Transition Out of the Military and Get Hired!
Kevin Lacz Bill Hobbs Lindsey Lacz
La Plata Press
Kevin “Dauber” Lacz is a former Navy SEAL sniper, breacher, combat medic and co-author of The Veteran's WORK Book.
When Lacz read The WORK Book, by Bill Hobbs, he immediately realized the need for a version for veterans transitioning out of the military and into a new civilian career.
Lacz shared, "Veterans with military experience can be valuable assets in the business world. In addition to job skills, they have experience leading, being led, and performing under pressure. However, it's necessary for veterans to learn how to function in their new environment."
This book is unlike any other book on the market.
-Show readers how to plan for and transition to the right career
-Teaches readers how to create a strong personal brand
-Offers keen insights on creating an effective resume, preparing for interviews, and negotiating with companies
-Facilitates immediate process application through worksheets that accompany text
-Can be read in less than two hours and applied immediately
Kevin Lacz was born and raised in central Connecticut before enrolling in James Madison University in 2000. When the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 claimed the life of a good friend’s father, he decided to leave school in favor of military service with the aim to become a Navy SEAL. He graduated BUD/S with Class 246 and also attended 18D Special Operations Combat Medic School at Fort Bragg before checking into SEAL Team THREE in Coronado, California.
Kevin Completed two combat deployments to Iraq (2006 and 2008) with SEAL Team THREE (Charlie and Delta platoons) as a platoon sniper, breacher, and combat medic. His platoon’s 2006 deployment to Ramadi, then the most dangerous city in Iraq, has been discussed in several books, including Chris Kyle’s American Sniper and Dick Couch’s The Sheriff of Ramadi. Kevin’s presence in Sniper led to his involvement in the production of and eventual casting in the Oscar nominated Clint Eastwood directed Chris Kyle biopic by the same name (starring Bradley Cooper). Upon completing his enlistment, Kevin was honorably discharged from the Navy. He was awarded a number of commendations for his service, including a Bronze Star with a combat ‘V’.
He completed a degree in Political Science in 2011 from UCONN and a Masters of Health Sciences from Wake Forest University. Currently, Kevin works as a Physician Assistant in Pensacola. He enjoys using his past experiences to facilitate his work in medicine and charity. His military service influences him greatly as he seeks to actively support service members and veterans in his community. Kevin is happy to have found a home in Florida with his wife, Lindsey, and two young children.
Bill Hobbs is a bestselling author and the creator of The WORK Book Series. Drawing from his extensive business knowledge as an employer and employee in the Fortune 500 and Start-up worlds, Bill wrote The WORK Book which encourages students to discover and build their personal brands.
The WORK Book has become required reading at top universities around the country. Bill is also the co-author of the Hacking the Internship Process, and the co-author of The Veteran’s WORK Book.
As a business leader, Bill has built top performing sales teams in the Fortune 500 world, led large scale business transformations, market expansions, and delivered consistent growth for software companies in New York and Silicon Valley. Bill has served on the Board of Advisors for several leading software companies and has been named to the “Top 100 Global Sales Leaders List” as well as the “Top 100 Customer Success Strategists List.”
LINDSEY LACZ is the co-author of Amazon and New York Times Bestselling Iraq War memoir The Last Punisher. She earned a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004 and a Master of Arts in Education from the College of William & Mary in 2005.
Although she began her career as a high school social studies teacher, her life- long interest in military history eventually redirected her to writing for the contemporary military and veteran audience. In addition to writing, Lindsey works actively with current and former service members through the non-profit she co-founded, Hunting for Healing. Lindsey lives in Florida with her husband, Kevin, and two young children.