Return to Civvies: Soldiers Train as GM Service Technicians

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Raytheon Vice President Lynn Dugle (l to r), U.S. Army Lt. General Howard B. Bromberg and GM North America Vice President U.S. Sales and Service Steve Hill. Photo: Fred Watkins for General Motors

GM service training help ease transition for those who served

Finding a job after finishing an army stint just got easier for soldiers. General Motors, the U.S. Army and Raytheon Company are partnering to train soldiers as service technicians at GM dealerships.

The Shifting Gears: Automotive Technician Training Program starts this month at Fort Hood in Texas. The 12 week program provides veterans with training so they can work at GM. Despite massive recalls, General Motors sales are up and service technicians are in demand. Raytheon,  a defense contractor that works closely with the military, started in Cambridge, MA, in 1928.

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