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By Elaine Sanchez
American Forces Press Service

FORT BELVOIR, Va., Feb. 28, 2012 – Military leaders today issued a call to action to federal and private-sector employers: hire wounded warriors.

It’s a decision they won’t regret, said Marine Corps Col. John L. Mayer, commander of the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment.

“That same spirit [service members] bring to the battlefield -- the same spirit they bring to the team, the same spirit they bring to every single thing they do -- they’ll bring to your company,” Mayer told a group of employment officials gathered for the 2012 Wounded Warrior Employment Conference here.

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