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1 Transitioning is Hard, But Its Harder When You Are Ignorant: Connecting Veterans to the Resources They Should Have Known About When They Left Active Duty Presented By: Walter Lavrinovich Personal & Professional Development Branch Marine & Family Programs Division Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps

2 Agenda The Transition Challenge The Ignorance Challenge Finding Solutions Connecting to Resources 2

3 The Transition Challenge 3

4 Transitions Are Hard 4

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8 The Ignorance Challenge 8

9 Ignorance Makes It Harder 9

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11 Ignorance Makes It Harder There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know. -Donald Rumsfeld 11

12 Ignorance Makes It Harder Didnt make it to the transition class Couldnt understand everything that was presented Overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information 12

13 Finding Solutions 13

14 14 Change is Coming Pre-Separation Counseling DOL Employment Workshop Technical Training Track Education Track Entrepreneurship Track CAPSTONE Event VA Education Benefits Brief VA Benefits Brief VA Benefits Sign-Up MOS Crosswalk Financial Planning Seminar Individual Training Plan Review Core Curriculum Topics for Family Consideration Building an Integrated Budget VEI: Transition GPS – Goals, Plans, Success Legal/MOU Requirements Special Issues/ Value of a Mentor VOW Act & ESC Requirements Transition Overview Additional VEI Requirements Mandated by P.L. 101-510 Strict legal interpretation of VOW Act (mandatory attendance less exemptions) Revamped Transition Seminar

15 15 Change is Coming The Military Lifecycle Process

16 16 Change is Coming Transition Standards

17 17 Change is Coming Single Portal to Resources

18 Connecting to Resources 18

19 19 Federal Resources eBenefits - www.ebenefits.va.gov National Resource Directory - https://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov VA – www.va.gov DOL – www.dol.gov/vets Career Onestop – www.careeronestop.org DOD TurboTap – www.turbotap.org O*NETs My Next Move – www.mynextmove.org/vets General Listing – www.usa.gov/Federal-Employees/Veterans.shtml

20 eBenefits - www.ebenefits.va.gov 20

21 National Resource Directory - https://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov 21

22 VA – www.va.gov 22

23 DOL – www.dol.gov/vets 23

24 Career Onestop – www.careeronestop.org 24

25 DOD TurboTap – www.turbotap.org 25

26 O*NETs My Next Move – www.mynextmove.org/vets 26

27 www.usa.gov/Federal-Employees/Veterans.shtml 27

28 28 Military Transition Resources Army: ACAP - www.acap.army.mil Navy: www.cnic.navy.mil/CNIC_HQ_Site/WhatWeDo/FleetandFamilyReadiness/ FamilyReadiness/FleetAndFamilySupportProgram/TransitionAssistance/index.htm Air Force: www.afcommunity.af.mil/transition Marine Corps: www.usmc-mccs.org/tamp/index.cfm Coast Guard: www.uscg.mil/hr/cg111/transition_assistance.asp National Guard: www.jointservicessupport.org/

29 ACAP - www.acap.army.mil 29

30 National Guard: www.jointservicessupport.org 30

31 31 Post Transition Support Marine For Life: www.marineforlife.org Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces: www.employerpartnership.org Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve: www.esgr.mil

32 32 www.marineforlife.org

33 33 www.employerpartnership.org

34 34 www.esgr.mil

35 35 Wounded Warrior Resources Army: wtc.army.mil/aw2 Marine Corps: www.woundedwarriorregiment.org Navy/Coast Guard: safeharbor.navylive.dodlive.mil Air Force: www.woundedwarrior.af.mil DoD: www.warriorcare.dodlive.mil Non Profit: www.woundedwarriorproject.org

36 36 State Resources State VAs: www.va.gov/statedva.htm State DoLs: www.dol.gov/vets/aboutvets/contacts/main.htm Texas: www.tvc.state.tx.us

37 37 Non-Profits Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America: iava.org American Legion: www.legion.org VFW: www.vfw.org Student Veterans of America: www.studentveterans.org Chamber of Commerce: www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes The Mission Continues: www.missioncontinues.org Other: www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov/other_services_and_resources /veterans_service_organizations www.csulb.edu/divisions/students/veterans_university/resources/A ssistanceforVeteransandDependents.html

38 38 For Profit Resources Military.com: www.military.com Recruit Military: www.recruitmilitary.com GI Jobs: www.gijobs.com TAOnline: www.taonline.com

39 Questions? 39

40 Walter Lavrinovich 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 Address: 715A Broadway Street Quantico, VA 22134 Contact Information 40

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