Watch Army Veteran Jay Waitsman, here .
Jay Waitsman enlisted in the Army in 1999, became a sergeant, and served at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina, Ft. Irwin in California, and in Iraq before he received a medical discharge for back injuries.
He believes America has an obligation to help our service men and women when they return home. He says, "Our unemployment rate has jumped over the civilians, suicide is our number one killer right now, and you know all those can be solved if our veterans had a purpose to come home to."
President Obama recognizes that obligation. He has introduced a range of initiatives to give veterans the support they need to find work and challenged private employers to hire 100,000 veterans or military spouses. Yesterday, the Senate passed two key pieces of the American Jobs Act, which will provide tax credits to businesses that hire veterans.