Active-duty soldiers transitioning to civilian life are exposed to a variety of new experiences. There are many resources and information available to help ease the stress and troubles that the transitioning soldier may be going through. Use the following links to learn more about the transitioning phase and how to best help those in need during this chapter of their life.
Established in partnership with the VA and DoD, the ETS Sponsorship Program exists to sponsor Soldiers through the transition process from military to civilian life. This program is centered on personal relationships between the service member and a sponsor, who is trained and certified. Through this, transitioning soldiers have someone who is empathetic and dedicated to helping them and their families through the next chapter of life.
The USO Pathfinder Transition Program works with strategic partners to connect service members and military spouses to resources through a holistic approach, focusing on:
Military OneSource is a free resource with professional trained consultants to help transitioning soldiers identify goals and navigate benefits and resources. Service members are eligible for this resource beginning when they are 12 months from retirement or separation or within 365 days from their last day of service.