The Army's NCO Professional Development System will soon have a new line of effort to better prepare Soldiers once they decide to leave the service. The system now plans to push a greater emphasis on transition services to help Soldiers map out life after the Army. Career maps for Soldiers currently follow five lines of effort. Progress and requirements of those efforts can be found on the Army Career Tracker (ACT) website. Starting this month, Soldiers will see a line of effort for transition in their career maps. TRADOC has partnered with Installation Management Command to help guide Soldiers to the necessary resources. Army University is also developing a 'universal' transcript to better tie in military education to civilian academic degrees. Work is also underway to offer more credentialing opportunities to Soldiers.
For more tips on military transition, including a customizable transition plan, visit the Military.com Transition Center.