The efforts by GallantFew superseded my expectations and even imagination. I was without a job and had been looking for quite awhile. GallantFew was contacted about a position that I was a fit for. After only a handful of informal conversations and interviews I was hired at 200% my previous salary in a capacity more suited to my skill set. I had been looking for quite some time, GallantFew was clearly the driving force to help me through my unemployment.
When I was faced with making the transition from military life to the civilian sector, I was going through a difficult time. My personal life was falling apart and I wasn't sure how I was going to pick up the pieces. I came in contact with Karl and the folks at GallantFew in November 2011, two months prior to my ETS from the Army. GallantFew was my "Ranger Buddy" throughout this strange time in my life. I have never been connected to so many positive people who want to see nothing more than the best in you. After coming home, I went through periods of family struggle, homelessness and unemployment. During those times, it was always nice to know that I had someone to call and give me guidance, and encouraging words.
I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for this organization.
I help identify new veteran sign ups and prove their military service. I also blog about my transition and military experiences on the TNAV website something I really enjoy! These opportunities have given me a new approach to healing, and at the same time, an opportunity to feel apart of something greater than myself. I highly recommend GallantFew, Inc and encourage any service member leaving active duty to reach out to GallantFew, Inc.
I am a wounded veteran that served overseas in OIF with 2/75, I understand the importance of a solid network in order to become successful. GallantFew has given me an opportunity that every veteran transitioning from active duty should be given. The GallantFew is the new world veteran support system.
Karl is a man of many talents. He has helped me from the very beginning of starting my business. Getting me headed in the right direction from working with the SBA, SCORE, and the KSBDC. And just being there when you need someone to talk to. I highly recommend working with Karl I am happy to call him a friend, and a professional.
It's not easy to transition from the military back into working, functioning even socializing back into civilian life. Who has seen the horrors that only service can so graciously provide. Who can understand the overwhelming desire to need to be doing something to help make a difference.
When these men and women come home, there is no ticker tape parades, no celebrations for their service, if they come home at all. Navigating your way through the overwhelming paperwork, processing through the Veterans Administration that takes 15 years to get through your claim, having to network to succeed, can at times, for even the most seasoned veteran, be overwhelming.
Having organizations like Gallantfew.org setup to help transitioning veterans, for myself personally has made all the difference, in my ability to find gainful employment. I was lost in the maze of overwhelming government agencies, all telling me incorrect information, without a fellow Ranger buddy as I have always had to guide me through the process.
The Army didn't issue me gear and say "Ok son, good luck, don't get shot" they issued me to a Sergeant, who signed for my life, and had to make a promise to my mother to keep me safe, which haunted him he later told me my entire enlistment. Why should any vet have to leave the service and be treated as I was sadly treated in 1995.
One guide sheet from Ranger Karl Monger, upholding the Ranger standard with helping answer any questions I had along the way, not only giving me simple to follow instruction, with the actual websites directly posted in the order needed to get through.
All FREE, yes read that again, ok Ill write it again, FREE hasn't cost me a dime yet, and so far has saved me $985.00 just alone in online fees.
The processing that I can now get done with my company, has allowed the company to go from stagnant, to opening its first communication with a real potential commercial client, as well within three months will be eligible and bidding on Government Contracts.
Six years of my time has been stalled, because I just found this organization. There isn't enough money or gratitude I could pay back to Ranger Karl Monger or Ranger Tim Abell who introduced me to Karl, my Ranger buddy that had my back.
It is nice for people to tell us they appreciate our service, it feels good, that doesn't feed children, allow for families to live and support their needs. What these veterans have made available to me, will in turn support hundreds of military families, both active and retired. It will allow me to hire veterans for long term careers.
If you haven't visited the Gallantfew.org website, please, I ask you on behalf of the seventeen Rangers I buried during my time in service 1992-1995, ask that you just donate one dollar for each of them.
$17.00 to honor the men who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, tell them Ranger Baer sent you.
Retired Honorably 90% disabled veteran of the 1st 75th Rangers 1992-1995 Bco 1st platoon. If you ever need someone to reach out to, look me up, don't hesitate to call, write, gripe, or send good news.
We all have been where you are about to walk. It takes a proud man to serve his country, honor his family, by risking his life; it takes a smart man, to swallow that pride, reach out for help, before taking yourself down a road, there is no coming back from.
You don't have to walk that road alone, we know, we've been there. Yes, everyone of us, truly understands. Let us teach you now how to move on.
Something I wrote in a letter home to my loved one in 1993 after we lost our Colonel, his RTO, 10 other soldiers that day, just in case I myself didn't survive;
"Live to honor those we lost, prove their sacrifice was worth the cost. Live to give children someone in this world, still left worth looking up to, when they get old. The men that gave their life today, lived better than any I have seen in life, if I shall meet an early grave, at least I can say I've lived today. "