Tag Archive: senior military transition

Sep 13

Current and Former Military Execs Go Beyond ETAP

Senior military leaders often don’t realize how much more there is to know about a successful military-to-civilian transition until they have actually separated from military service. For many, what seemed self-evident before, now appears to be far more complex than simply having a solid resume and an updated business wardrobe. The Military Officers Association of America is holding its third …

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Aug 27

Legal Considerations for Military Leaders in Transition

Cal Lederer

Senior military leaders have many issues to address as they prepare to transition from military service. Not the least of these include the legal aspects that must be carefully considered. I asked Cal Lederer, a senior federal sector attorney who also served on active duty, for his thoughts on this issue.  (Please note that Mr. Lederer’s …

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Nov 09

How Long Does it Take to Transition into Civilian Life?

Many military leaders preparing for separation from service might think that their transition will be complete as soon as they land a job. While this might be true for some, others may find that a successful transition has a more complex meaning. Transition can be brief, never-ending or some length of time in between. The speed with …

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Sep 09

Study Highlights Importance of “Gainful and Meaningful Employment” for Veterans

This summer, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University released the publication “Guide to Leading Policies, Practices & Resources: Supporting the Employment of Veterans and Military Families.” The study highlights key challenges related to veteran’s military-to-civilian transition and their successful employment in the civilian workforce. More than 30 private sector employers and …

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May 22

Targeting Top Tier Military Talent

Pamela Hardy

Companies across the United States are stepping up to hire qualified veterans who have transitioned out of military service.  These firms, both large and small, recognize the talents of those who have served and appreciate them as civic assets with much more to contribute. Some companies, such as Booz Allen Hamilton, are going the extra mile by …

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Mar 19

Building Your Network is Like Cultivating a Garden

Many articles and books on career transition highlight the importance of networking as a critical component of the job search process. Merriam-Webster defines networking as:  The exchange of information or services among individuals, groups or institutions; specifically, the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business. Building relationships within the military and with other agencies …

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Feb 28

Transition — It’s Not an Overnight Thing

Just like every other major transition in life – leaving home for the first time, getting married, joining the military – separating from a long career in military service is not an overnight thing. The better prepared you are, the better equipped you will be to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities that await …

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