Civilian Transition is an important process that Veterans go through as they separate from service and begin the reintegration process. The resources on this page provide Veterans with support throughout the civilian transition process through a variety of services.
Boots to Heels
Introduced in 2012, Boots to Heels® assists women in the military community with the transition from military to civilian life by focusing on job readiness. Boots to Heels is a customized program designed exclusively for female veterans giving them the camaraderie of being with peers who understand the experiences and challenges they face when returning home. We provide a four part program to assist female veterans with their transition from military to civilian life. After participating in our workshops on self-esteem and interview skills, each veteran is invited to select professional attire and accessories from our upscale boutique.
Boots to Heels
Combined Arms exists to accelerate the transition from military to civilian life. They are here to connect veterans to resources so they can make “civilian” their next branch of service.
The DoD SkillBridge program is an opportunity for Service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of service. SkillBridge connects Service members with industry partners in real-world job experiences.
Military OneSource is your 24/7 connection to information, answers and support to help you reach your goals, overcome challenges and thrive. As a member of their military family, you are eligible to use this Department of Defense-funded program anytime, anywhere. Turn to Military OneSource for tax services, spouse employment help, webinars and online training, relocation and deployment tools, and much more.
1 (800) 342-9647
Minority Women Veterans Organization
Minority Women Veterans Organization’s (MWVO) mission is to assist minority women veterans in successfully transitioning from military to civilian life.
Onward to Opportunity
Onward to Opportunity (O2O), formerly known as the Veteran Career Transition Program (VCTP), is a free career training program that provides professional certification and job placement support to transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses. O2O combines industry-validated curricula, strong partnerships with leading veteran service organizations and private sector companies to provide professional certification and employment services support to transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses.
Onward to Opportunity
VA Transition Assistance Program
About 200,000 service members transition to civilian life each year. The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides information, resources, and tools to service members and their loved ones to help prepare for the move from military to civilian life. Service members begin TAP one year prior to separation, or two years prior to retiring.
Vets2Industry provides free resources to the military community to help them transition into the civilian workforce. Vets2Industry provides knowledge, connections, opportunities, and more importantly, hope.
Women’s Health Transition Training Program
This is a voluntary program intended to complement TAP and to provide all servicewomen with specific women’s health information that will aid the transition to civilian life. The goal of the program is that participants leave the course feeling empowered to proactively manage their health care and to be comforted by their new support system at VA who can guide them through the military transition process and help them navigate personal health and wellness for the rest of their lives.
1 (855) 829-6636