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  • “My RPM Story” – Shannon

    Even though I’d spent 20 years in the Army, there was one challenge I hadn’t trained for: transitioning into civilian life. Then I found the perfect career path for a veteran — in residential property management. While in the military, I served with the infantry and in aviation, logistics, and finally personnel operations. I spent 11 years with the 101st Airborne Division and completed two tours...
  • Send, Retract, Repeat

    I know someone who—after a series of email “incidents”, shall we say—set up her work inbox to send all emails on a three-minute delay. We’ll call it the post-Janet Jackson Super Bowl approach to office life.  While I’ve had the good fortune of an A+ report card for work correspondence—save a few delayed responses that all begin with “my apologies”—I can’t say the same for my personal email.  We’...
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Homeless Veterans Outreach

    By Sloan D. Gibson, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) VA's collaborations with organizations like the National Apartment Association (NAA) are essential to achieving our shared national goal of ending homelessness among Veterans.  In a recent speech to NAA's board, I was pleased to highlight all that these strong, productive partnerships have accomplished so far and...
  • “My RPM Story” – Daniel

    After four years in the U.S. Navy, I had to make a choice — study medicine or study law. As it turns out, residential property management (RPM) chose me.When I graduated from high school in 2003, I joined the Navy, eventually becoming a Fleet Marine Force hospital corpsman and serving in Marine Corps units. With my second tour in Iraq behind me and an honorable discharge, I started college as a...

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