Many military veterans look for a post-military career where they can continue to serve their country and community. One profession that does just that, and in many ways is like the military is the field of law enforcement.
It seems that eligible servicemembers are either resisting the Blended Retirement System – or they just don’t realize how they could benefit from it. Depending on where you are in your military career, here’s how to see if the BRS is right for you.
As an active or former servicemember, you may be able to turn some of your military work into college credits. Here are three ways you can save time and money and still get the college degree you need.
Many employers recognize that veterans have highly developed skills from their military service. The DoD’s SkillBridge program is intended to build on those skills to help transitioning servicemembers find civilian jobs.
Many universities partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs to make education more accessible to veterans. A school’s Yellow Ribbon program can provide vets with financial and community support beyond basic GI Bill benefits.
Schools on the list had to meet four criteria: accepting the GI Bill, participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a veteran or active duty service member student population of at least 20 students, and be in the top half of the Best Colleges rankings.
Online schools offer flexibility for veterans juggling school with their jobs and families. But on-campus schools provide better networking and higher GI Bill benefits. Here are points to consider to decide which is right for you.
Since 2015, the Army’s Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) program has offered a process to earn credentials in the soldier’s MOS – but not everyone could take advantage of it. A new pilot program could give more soldiers greater post-military job opportunities.