Got Your Six: Bridging the Civilian-Military Divide
Advocacy We sat down with Chris marvin to discuss his new program founded to help veterans find their roles in society again.
What was your motivation for starting Got Your Six?
We are at a unique time in history, in between the conclusions of two of America’s longest wars. In the next five years, more than one million veterans will return to civilian life.
The entertainment industry and the nonprofit sector were poised to come together for a collaborative effort, and the idea of celebrating veterans as leaders and assets was incredibly appealing to everyone involved with Got Your Six.
"Veterans have been trained to be leaders, team builders and problem solvers — in the workplace, on campus and in the community, veterans can serve as assets."
What is the story behind the organization’s title?
In the military, ‘got your six’ means “I’ve got your back.” It refers to the six o’clock position — the rear of a military formation. We hope that this sentiment can be an inspiration to all Americans, and that civilians and veterans will watch each other’s backs just like we do in the military.
In what way does military experience affect day-to-day work?
Veterans have been trained to be leaders, team builders and problem solvers — in the workplace, on campus and in the community, veterans can serve as assets.
The Got Your Six website provides many different opportunities for civilians to do their part. We’re all in this together, and this is a call to action for all Americans.