Mike Wright, a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, says the young people working under him in the armed forces were "amazing" and part of the "next greatest generation" in a clip from Tom Brokaw's Hiring our Heroes report.
Watch Tom's full report Monday, March 26 on TODAY as part of the kickoff to the three-day series, which aims to help get the nation's veterans back into the workforce.
The series will include a worldwide job fair Wednesday, March 28, hosted online and in New York City, Chicago and Fort Hood.
Click here to register for the job fairs.
For more on Hiring our Heroes, an initiative from NBC News and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that aims to get veterans back into the workforce, click here. Learn more about job fairs for veterans here.