We are working closely with the Wall Street Warfighters organization which brings wounded veterans through a program designed to better position them to work on Wall Street. Early on in the program they spend time at the New York Federal Reserve where we instruct them about the financial system and begin to get them up to speed. Veterans offer something very important to us at the Federal Reserve and that is a deep commitment to service – to serving others. Veterans have maturity, great intelligence, and risk management experience; these are individuals who had to make very difficult decisions under stressful circumstances and have done it very well.
- Mike Silva, Senior Vice President, NY Federal Reserve, and Navy veteran