In the military, we did everything as part of a team. Being part of a team was critical for mission success. We achieved more, we learned more, we had each other for support, and we had an experienced chain of command.

At Heroes Linked, we believe having a team, and being part of a team, is just as critical to career success after military service.

We created Heroes Linked so that those serving, Veterans, their spouses and Gold Star families can connect with advisors, jobs and resources to ensure not only their career success, but their well-being.

Heroes Linked employment program for Veterans

Heroes Linked is a nonprofit program, completely free, and completely online. It’s a national program that is web based, so it can be accessed from any web connected device, like a cell phone, tablet, laptop or desktop.

Heroes Linked connects Advisees (those serving, Veterans, their spouses and Gold Star families) with a national network of volunteer Advisors – many of whom are Veterans. They are professionals and experienced in their respective industries.

Through Heroes Linked, Advisees can request, schedule and have both voice and video calls with Advisors to discuss a variety of topics, like using the GI Bill to how to be a competitive applicant, to understanding corporate culture, to how best to network, how to interview, how to launch a business, how to get promoted, or even resume review.

Heroes Linked is available any time of day, from any web connected device. Advisees can sign up within minutes and immediately begin to use the platform without restriction. Advisees can sign up on the website, at

Heroes Linked is available regardless of dates of service or discharge status.

In addition to Advisors, the online platform also features considerable opportunities for career success.

Free career guidance and resources

For example, in the Resources section, we’ve added over 100 of the top Veteran friendly employers and linked directly to their Military and Veteran Careers pages.

We also have a Jobs section that is updated weekly and which features opportunities from Fortune 500 companies looking to hire from the Veteran community.

We’ve created a unique directory of Yellow Ribbon universities. Yellow Ribbon universities provide funding to further support those using the GI Bill. This directory includes the top ranked Yellow Ribbon universities found in all 50 states with direct links to their Veteran Resource Centers or Veterans Admissions pages.

The platform also includes an immediately actionable Resources section. It includes over 100 other Veteran serving organizations that support employment, civic engagement, mental and medical health, Veteran advocacy and community improvement.

The Resources section also includes an extensive list of federal, state, county and city government offices serving Veterans.

We encourage those serving, Veterans, their spouses and Gold Star families to login, connect with each other, speak with Advisors and again be part of a team to create the career and success you’re after.


The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products and services on the part of VA.

David Tenenbaum is the director for Heroes Linked.

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Published on May. 11, 2021

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  1. David Charles Gironda May 13, 2021 at 11:46 am

    I am a Vietnam War enlistee who served in the USAF from April 1965 to April 1969 residing in Phoenix, Arizona since honorable discharge.

    I had been a Real Estate Appraiser since 1981, then licensed as a Certified General Appraiser when the State started that in 1991. I went inactive on Aug-31, 2018, but was not previously advised prior to my expiration date, of Arizona Revised Statute 32-3627 as I should have been before my certification was to expired. According to the statute as a certificate holder I should have properly been informed that I was able to request that the certificate be placed on “Inactive Status” by filing with the Superintendent an application that included “my certificate holder’s name, my certificate number, and request for inactive status.” Instead I was removed and discarded.

    All of that had never been explained to me, or I would have filed prior to August 30, 2018 while I was still certified, by law I would have had 2 years, from 8-30-2018 to 8-30-2020, in order to file a request. No notice was ever provided to me, and I requested to become reactivated on June 8, 2020 with 83 days left in that 2-years to notice. I realize now that over that period of time many changes were occurring at the Appraisal Section, and notices were not disseminated in a timely manner. I am appealing for a chance to rectify that situation in order to resolve my current certification, but getting some resistance from the now State Dept. of Insurance & Financial Institutions (ADFI) who now controls Appraiser certifications.

    As a Veteran, is there any help with this that you can provide?

    David C. Gironda

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