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Bridging the Gap: From Military Service to Civilian Life Presented By: Walter Lavrinovich Head of Community Outreach Personal & Professional Development.

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1 Bridging the Gap: From Military Service to Civilian Life Presented By: Walter Lavrinovich Head of Community Outreach Personal & Professional Development Branch Marine & Family Programs Division Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps If you tweet about this presentation, please include #AIRS2014

2 Agenda Transition Challenges Pre-Separation Training Post-Separation Reality Available Resources 2

3 Transition Challenges 3

4 Transitions Are Hard 4

5 It’s a Big Culture Change 5

6 There’s a Lot to Learn 6

7 And Time is Short 7

8 Pre-Separation Training 8

9 9 Mandated Training

10 10 Specific Standards

11 11 Expanded Timeline

12 WIN BATTLES RETURN QUALITY CITIZENS 1 st Deployment 2nd Deployment Report to First Unit Career Planner reviews goals and provides guidance MarineNet Class Stay Marine Reenlistment Officer Programs Reserve Affiliation Career Pathways Entrepreneurship College/University Employment Vocational Trade Marine For Life VA Benefits/Entitlements Honorable Discharge /General/OTH CONTACT POINT Career Planner reviews goals and establishes future action plan for “prework”/ TRS or Reenlistment. CONTACT POINT Pre Work Prior to TRS all Marines must complete specific actions to prepare them for the seminar. CONTACT POINT Benefit Tags Career Goals MOS Selection Personal and Professional Development (PP&D) Info Packet for Parents & Future Marine Integrated Branding The Marine Lifecycle Model Career Planners / P&PD EAS MAKE MARINES VOTECH COLLEGE/ UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRS EMPLOYMENT Cap stone Capstone requires chain of command to verify transition readiness.

13 Post-Separation Realities 13

14 They Don’t Always Get It Didn’t make it to the transition class Couldn’t understand everything that was presented Overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information 14

15 Some Vets Are Struggling 15 Unemployment 7-10% higher than general population About 1/3 are not completing their higher ed. programs Comprise 23% of homeless 20-25% of suicides in US 20% of young Vets believed to have TBI or PTSD.

16 But Most Are Succeeding 16 Unemployment 7-10% higher than general population About 1/3 are not completing their higher ed programs Comprise 23% of homeless 20-25% of suicides in US 20% of young Vets believed to have TBI or PTSD.

17 Available Resources 17

18 18 Federal Resources eBenefits - www.ebenefits.va.gov – a joint VA and DoD resource.www.ebenefits.va.gov National Resource Directory - www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/nrd www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/nrd Veterans Employment Center - www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/jobswww.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/jobs Veterans Administration – www.va.govwww.va.gov DOL Veterans Employment and Training Service – www.dol.gov/vetswww.dol.gov/vets eVets Resource Advisor - www.dol.gov/elaws/vets/evets/menu.htmwww.dol.gov/elaws/vets/evets/menu.htm O*NET’s My Next Move for Veterans– www.mynextmove.org/vetswww.mynextmove.org/vets SBA Veterans Resources – www.sba.gov/vets/resourceswww.sba.gov/vets/resources

19 www.ebenefits.va.gov 19

20 www.va.gov 20

21 www.dol.gov/vets 21

22 www.dol.gov/elaws/vets/evets/menu.htm 22

23 www.mynextmove.org/vets 23

24 www.sba.gov/vets/resources 24

25 25 Veteran, Reserve, & Guard Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve - www.esgr.milwww.esgr.mil Hero to Hired - www.h2h.jobswww.h2h.jobs Joint Service Support - www.jointservicesupport.orgwww.jointservicesupport.org Marine For Life - www.marineforlife.orgwww.marineforlife.org Soldier For Life - www.soldierforlife.army.milwww.soldierforlife.army.mil

26 26 www.esgr.mil

27 27 www.h2h.jobs

28 28 www.jointservicessupport.org

29 29 www.marineforlife.org

30 30 www.soldierforlife.army.mil

31 31 Wounded Warrior Resources Army – wtc.army.mil/aw2wtc.army.mil/aw2 Marine Corps - www.woundedwarriorregiment.orgwww.woundedwarriorregiment.org Navy/Coast Guard - safeharbor.navylive.dodlive.milsafeharbor.navylive.dodlive.mil Air Force - www.woundedwarrior.af.milwww.woundedwarrior.af.mil DoD: www.warriorcare.dodlive.milwww.warriorcare.dodlive.mil SOCOM – www.socom.mil/care_coalitionwww.socom.mil/care_coalition

32 32 State Resources State VAs: www.va.gov/statedva.htmwww.va.gov/statedva.htm State DoLs: www.dol.gov/vets/aboutvets/contacts/main.htm www.dol.gov/dol/location.htm

33 33 Non-Profits Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America: www.iava.orgwww.iava.org American Legion: www.legion.orgwww.legion.org VFW: www.vfw.orgwww.vfw.org Student Veterans of America: www.studentveterans.orgwww.studentveterans.org Chamber of Commerce: www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroeswww.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes The Mission Continues: www.missioncontinues.orgwww.missioncontinues.org The Institute for Veterans and Military Families - http://vets.syr.edu/http://vets.syr.edu/ America’s Fund – americasfund.orgamericasfund.org

34 Questions? 34

35 Walter Lavrinovich Head of Community Outreach Personal & Professional Development Branch Marine & Family Programs Division Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps Email: walter.lavrinovich@usmc.milwalter.lavrinovich@usmc.mil Phone: 703-432-5476 LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/walterlavrinovichwww.linkedin.com/in/walterlavrinovich Remember, if you are tweeting use #AIRS2013 Contact Information 35


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