As thousands of American employers know, hiring veterans is a smart move. There are more than 7 million veterans in the U.S. labor force, meaning they’re either employed or actively looking for work. If you’re curious about working with veterans, here are three great reasons to hire one:

1.Teamwork

Military service emphasizes the value of teamwork, organization and discipline. Military training teaches service members to work as a team by instilling a sense of a responsibility to colleagues. What’s more, the size and scope of military operations demand that service members understand how groups of all sizes relate to each other and support the overarching goal. While military duties stress teamwork and group productivity, they also build individuals who are able to perform independently at a very high level.