Fistful of Talent's Tim Sackett thinks so. An excerpt:
That might be the most politically incorrect thing that a HR Pro can say nowadays! In fact, we hear the exact opposite from company executives, don’t we? In fact if you pull up almost every Fortune 500 company, I would guess their HR shops have ‘formal’ military recruiting/hiring propaganda up on how much they want to hire former military candidates. But most are flat out lying to you. When given a choice between the fresh young grad out of college, or the military vet who just spent years defending our country – they’ll chose the college kid – almost always. I don’t have a study of this – I have 20 years of experience presenting candidates to hiring managers and seeing their reactions. It sucks, but it’s the truth.
Read the rest of Tim's article.