Coming Home Veteran Entrepreneurs

October 13, 2012 - 12:33 PM
In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 photo, Marine Corps veteran Jared Luce of Coventry, Conn., right, is fitted with a new suit by assistant store manager Kathy Bartosiak, center, as store manager Kim Cleverdon, left, looks on at a Brooks Brothers store in West Hartford, Conn. Luce is participating in the University of Connecticut's Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities. More than 200,000 people are discharged from the U.S. military each year, and advocates say they often possess qualities that make good entrepreneurs: resourcefulness, a taste for risk-taking and a can-do attitude. Nonprofit groups, state governments and U.S. agencies are all providing business training aimed at giving them new purpose and easing their transition to civilian life. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)