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Veteran Voices: A Three-Part Series on Bancroft’s Mission to Change the Lives of Military Heroes

Posted: December 25, 2020

Bancroft Capital recently launched a three-part series shedding light on the importance of restoring veterans with disabilities to their rightful place of leadership in society.

Part 1: MEETING VETERANS WHERE THEY ARE 

One of the paramount features of the Bancroft Capital mission is our cornerstone Veteran Training Program and our commitment to shifting the focus from providing “jobs for veterans” to “careers for veterans”. But much of what we do to assist military members transitioning to the corporate world begins well before veterans step foot into the Bancroft office. Read more.

Part 2: USING FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE TO CONNECT WITH VETERANS

“Ask a veteran what they value in a civilian role and you are virtually guaranteed to hear a response that focuses on team and mission. We joined the military to serve a purpose higher than ourselves, and along the way we learned that the best way to serve that purpose is to work doggedly as a team.” – Stephen Okano for Entreprenuer.com

A first-hand understanding of the challenges associated with moving into the corporate world makes all the difference in assisting veterans through their transition. In a continuation of our three-part series, this week we’re focusing on how the Bancroft team members use their own experience to help ease the transition for veterans in recovery hospitals. Read more.

Part 3: THE RESTORATION OF SERVICE-DISABLED VETERANS

In a conclusion of our three-part series, Bancroft Capital Founder & CEO, Cauldon D. Quinn, shares his perspective on the importance of the restoration of service-disabled veterans and how the firm has committed to this initiative every day.

On March 4, 1865, President Lincoln provided one of the most solemn and timely of messages in his second inaugural address. In the closing statement of that speech, President Lincoln called for the care and support of its military service members, north and south.

“to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan”
-Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Speech March 4, 1865

President Lincoln was a prudent and calculated orator. He knew the country’s eye was upon him, and the enemy, battered and beaten, was still lingering in the darkness waiting for a toehold from which an attack on peace could be made. Lincoln knew that for the country to be whole, for healing to occur, it needed to care for those who had paid the grievous price of peace.

With humility, I contend that Lincoln’s concern of “him who shall have borne the battle” was not only for the widowed but the wounded of spirit and flesh. What Lincoln was advocating for was the restoration of a country that had been torn down to its seam and whose only hope of recovery had to include the dignity of those military service members who were now unknown by the very people they had fought to protect. For restoration to occur, it needed to first take place at the most visible manifestation of the country’s wounds, the re-establishment of its patriots into the void of leadership left untended during the war – society, business, and the family unit. Read more.