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Navy veteran finds success with Subway restaurants

On this Veterans Day, a former Navy air traffic controller is thankful that he was able to transition to corporate life with Subway restaurants. Frank Buffone is a senior manager of restaurant operations

News 12 Staff

Nov 12, 2014, 4:41 AM

Updated 3,508 days ago

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On this Veterans Day, a former Navy air traffic controller is thankful that he was able to transition to corporate life with Subway restaurants.
Frank Buffone is a senior manager of restaurant operations with the Milford-based sandwich chain restaurant. He says his time in the military prepared him to enter the civilian workforce.
"I actually left for the Navy on the night I graduated from high school," says Buffone. "So, the ceremony ended at 8 o'clock and I was in a van for boot camp at 6 a.m. the next morning."
Buffone is a success story. The Bureau of Labor Statistic says that as of 2013, 722,000 military veterans are unemployed.
The federal government has a website where veterans can search for work and employers can learn the value of hiring a veteran. Companies like Subway feel former military members bring a wealth of knowledge and abilities to the table.
"They come to us with a very strong work ethic and a great commitment to get the job done," says Lisa Shea, who is Subway's director of human resources.


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