New Book Shapes Diversity Standards for Veteran and Disability-Friendly Employers

COLUMBIA, Md., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — As the United States anticipates the return of its troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, the longest war in the history of the United States, diversity awareness and sensitivity towards issues that can impact the Veteran’s transition into the workforce has become a business imperative.

US Navy veteran and author Edward Crenshaw has developed “The P.E.R.C.E.V.D Principles: Preparing Employers to Reintegrate Combat Exposed Veterans with Disabilities,” a dynamic new book that presents best practice methodologies for achieving diversity awareness and understanding towards issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), military sexual trauma (MST) and other challenges facing some returning veterans and people with disabilities. The book serves as a strategic, diversity road map for eliminating disruptive stigma and creating accommodating, conducive and flexible professional and social environments. Also within the book, Crenshaw profiles several organizations with robust and award-winning veteran and disability programs such as: Northrop Grumman, a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide, Merck Pharmaceuticals, a global healthcare leader, and Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD), a unique and dynamic national professional association comprised of more than 600 colleges and universities and over 500 major national employers.

“The goal of P.E.R.C.E.V.D. diversity training, as well as the book is to bring awareness towards combat-related diversity, disability and cultural issues within the workplace and collegiate environments,” says Edward Crenshaw. “The program supports the business case for diversity by illustrating how best-practice human resource methodologies, innovative accommodations and proactive interventions can mitigate potential PTSD environmental triggers, increase productivity, reduce costly absenteeism and attrition rates and eliminate stigma, while producing measurable forms of return on investment.” It provides many keen insights that distinctively define the nuances between military paradigms and corporate culture. Crenshaw effectively illustrates a wide range of perspectives that communicate a Layman’s understanding of various medical conditions, military culture and compliance regulations.

About the author
Edward (Ed) Crenshaw is a United States Navy veteran, public speaker, facilitator, author, CEO of DESTIN Enterprises, LLC, a Columbia, Maryland-based consulting firm, focusing on diversity training and specializing in veterans and disability issues. To receive more information about P.E.R.C.E.V.D., contact Steven LaBroi at [email protected]. visit or

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