Businesses looking to hire employees who exhibit “selflessness,” “resilience,” “team orientation,” and “reliability” should seriously consider military veterans. That’s what a study by the University of Phoenix Research Institute discovered after polling over 800 corporate managers and executives.
I don’t know whether the producers of the ABC sitcom “The Middle” were aware of that study when they cast two real-life Marines in a small role in an upcoming episode, but they deserve kudos for doing it anyway. The show’s star, Patricia Heaton, tweeted a couple of set pics yesterday – one with her posing with the Marines, the other with her sitcom family, Charlie McDermott and Eden Sher.
“The Middle” airs Wednesdays on ABC at 8 Eastern/7 Central.
Staying with the military theme, Season 7 “American Idol” contestant and former “Christopher Closeup” guest Kristy Lee Cook has released a new song called “Airborne Ranger Infantry” which was inspired by some poems her father, Larry Cook, wrote about his time serving in Vietnam during the extraction period.