Hiring Veterans in Aviation: Insights from an HR Expert

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On this episode of the FourBlock Podcast, discover why veterans' skills are in high demand in aviation and hear actionable advice on resume building, networking, and interview preparation from Britney Ratcliff, Director of Human Resources at Metro Aviation®.

Britney brings her extensive experience in recruiting and human resources to the discussion along with a passion for supporting transitioning service members.

In conversation with Lindsey Pollak and this week’s guest host Queta Rodriguez, Britney shares valuable insights into how veterans can navigate the job market successfully and speaks to how Metro Aviation® supports veterans in making the transition from military to civilian work, employing more than 330 military veterans in many different roles throughout the company.

Family-owned and operated since its inception in 1982, Metro Aviation® is the largest privately held, traditional air medical operator in the U.S. and the largest air medical completion center in the world, operating more than 160 aircraft for more than 40 programs in over 25 states nationwide.

Whether you're a veteran or someone interested in supporting veterans in their career journeys, this episode offers valuable tips and perspectives that you won't want to miss!

Britney has years of recruiting, safety, and human resources experience, a Bachelor’s in Business Management and Administration, and a Master of Business Administration with a Human Resources Specialization from Louisiana State University at Shreveport.

Over the years, Britney has actively served as a volunteer for multiple local organizations, including the 2021 President of the NWLA SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) chapter. She enjoys working in aviation, connecting with other professionals, providing resume and career search assistance, and offering support and guidance to transitioning service members.

To learn more about Metro Aviation and available opportunities, visit choosemetro.metroaviation.com.

Meet a few of Metro Aviation’s veterans and see what they have to say about making the transition and why they chose Metro Aviation at metroaviation.com/miltociv/.


Welcome to the FourBlock Podcast, a show that examines veteran career transition and the military-civilian divide in the workplace. General Charles Krulak coined the term “Three Block War” to describe the nature of 21st-century military service defined by peace-keeping, humanitarian aid, and full combat. But what happens next? Veterans are often unprepared to return home and begin new careers. We call this the Fourth Block.

FourBlock is a national non-profit that has supported thousands of transitioning service members across the nation in beginning new and meaningful careers.

Mike Abrams (@fourblock) is an Afghanistan veteran, FourBlock founder, and author of two military transition books. He’ll be representing the military transition perspective. Lindsey Pollak (@lindsaypollak) is a career and workplace expert and New York Times bestselling author of three career advice books. Lindsey will be representing the civilian perspective of this issue.

Veterans, explore new industries and make the right connections. Find a career that fits your calling. Join us at fourblock.org. Sponsor our program or host a class to equip more of our veterans at fourblock.org/donate.

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