Military Transition

Your Future Depends on Your State of Mind

Soldier contemplating

Understanding and Dealing with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Posttraumatic Stress Disorder can occur following a life-threatening event like military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people have ... more

Five Things To Do When Transitioning

There are five steps we recommend every transitioning servicemember consider as they contemplate the move out of uniform: (1) take responsibility for your own transition and make a plan; (2) rehearse your interaction with the civilian sector—learn to be your own best advocate; (3) despite your natural reluctance, ask a civilian for help with ite... more

Military Values in the Business World

Two alarming trends have started to emerge in MOAA’s work with candidates in career transition that run contrary to the basic tenants of officership — which values integrity as the single most important leadership attribute. Visit the MOAA website for the full article. more

Welcome to the Military.com Transition Center

Active Duty Pre-Separation Transition Checklist The following checklist and associated resources are designed to help you make a successful transition: 18-12 Months to Separation Become a GI Bill and Tuition Assistance benefits expert. Begin degree selection and college selection process. Use the DoD Online Academic Skills Cou... more

TAP Into Good Jobs

The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides information, tools, and training to ensure Service members and their spouses are prepared for the next step in civilian life whether pursuing additional education, finding a job in the public or private sector, or starting their own business. The TAP curriculum, known as Transition GPS (Goals,... more

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