Ohio Gov. John Kasich has ordered veterans' military skills and service be taken into account for civilian job licenses and college credits.
The governor's executive order requires state boards and commissions to consider military training and education when they issue certification and licensing.
Kasich's order also requires that Ohio's Board of Regents work with the state's university system to find ways of awarding more college credit for military training and education. The order notes the annual unemployment rate among Ohio's nearly 900,000 veterans was 7.6 percent last year.