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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 - – a joint VA and DoD resource.www.ebenefits.va.gov National Resource Directory - Veterans Employment Center - Veterans Administration – DOL Veterans Employment and Training Service – eVets Resource Advisor - O*NET’s My Next Move for Veterans– SBA Veterans Resources –

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25 25 Veteran, Reserve, & Guard Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve - Hero to Hired - Joint Service Support - Marine For Life - Soldier For Life -

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31 31 Wounded Warrior Resources Army – wtc.army.mil/aw2wtc.army.mil/aw2 Marine Corps - Navy/Coast Guard - safeharbor.navylive.dodlive.milsafeharbor.navylive.dodlive.mil Air Force - DoD: SOCOM –

32 32 State Resources State VAs: State DoLs:

33 33 Non-Profits Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America: American Legion: VFW: Student Veterans of America: Chamber of Commerce: The Mission Continues: The Institute for Veterans and Military Families - 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 Phone: LinkedIn: Remember, if you are tweeting use #AIRS2013 Contact Information 35


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