Ex-SEAL recruits female veterans to work as nannies
From combat boots to strollers and bottles
- Duration 4:16
- Date Feb 7, 2013
From combat boots to strollers and bottles
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For many returning veterans finding a job can be difficult but now a new employment opportunity has surfaced becoming a nanny.
Let's call them lieutenant nanny it's great for parents looking to protect their kids.
Former navy seal Jonathon Gilliam.
This idea he's -- president and CEO of United States continued service.
Joining him -- army reservists and any candidate Melissa -- -- welcome to both you.
Thank you thank you to Jonathan I know that this idea came about because of the tragic event that happened here in Manhattan New York City with a man.
Yes my attorney and I were having lunch sheriff shortly after that event didn't.
I just mentioned in in passing you know that so many people.
They have these nannies that they they don't really screener they think they get screened.
And and then tragic incidents like this happen and it just dawned on me because our our company takes veterans and we place them.
Into the public sector.
Building projects around them this would be great to see it's too bad this and he had done this.
And my attorney Robert Hammond looks over -- meaning in astonishment he says we have to go with this this is this is some good.
And of course in that situation -- the nanny is alleged to have killed -- two of the children in her care a Melissa you are an army reservists and now.
-- add your resume -- nanny candidate why would you want to do something like this what skills would you bring to the table.
Well most of my military training also allows -- -- not only be very.
Careful my surroundings and be aware of what's going nine.
But I also love children I love working with children on a very big family oriented person so I think it's the best and -- ever heard.
Fantastic so Jonathan tell me what you would do.
As far as a background check to check out somebody like Melissa.
Well the interesting thing about Melissa and many of these women are there reservists or they just got off active duty which means they have a -- clearance already.
We can then with the company that I associate with crossroads investigations services.
We can then go further into their background we can.
Pull up the stuff that they've done since their -- and Melissa's case.
She still has a current back security clearance so.
Her background check is basically done for you we just have to you are meant that a little bit with further investigations.
That that we can actually do on the outside.
So so Melissa I guess other than having a love for children and doing well in that capacity for the job of being a caretaker.
And he would also be able to provide something that -- many nannies can not provide which is knowing how to protect.
Children back home.
Yes we do a lot of training through the -- -- and you know noticing the smallest of differences in any of our surroundings.
Whether it's just in -- trio wasn't there before any little detail -- notice it quicker we're able to.
Assess -- situation and continue on with what needs to be done instead of not being able to not being able to tell what to do in the situation and kind of freaking out -- that were able to keep a calm demeanor.
Make sure that the children are also safe and aren't afraid or anything and make sure they stay safe.
-- finish and the city via a high end situation right they if you want a candidate like this -- -- cost you a little bit more.
Well -- we are a for profit company and the reason we're for profit.
-- -- we saw a need for veterans are returning.
From service -- -- be able to be paid.
What their worst they have a service they have a skill that the American public needs.
And we're here to give that to them and in this case.
We're bringing females into the home.
That our crisis management trained already in in the in the Casey you've seen over the weekend within the kidnapping -- -- -- That family really needed a crisis manager there with -- -- in this case Melissa Hughes is incredible.
Caretaker and just a very -- and level headed person who's done this for real world she can be a great asset to the families wells -- children.
-- it's a great idea Jonathan Gilliam is the man behind it Melissa.
Friday is somebody who is looking for a job in that capacity if you want more information you can find it on FOX & Friends dot com.
Thanks to the both -- you continued success.