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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 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 - National Resource Directory - https://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov VA – DOL – Career Onestop – DOD TurboTap – O*NETs My Next Move – General Listing –

20 eBenefits - 20

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

22 VA – 22

23 DOL – 23

24 Career Onestop – 24

25 DOD TurboTap – 25

26 O*NETs My Next Move – 26

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28 28 Military Transition Resources Army: ACAP - Navy: FamilyReadiness/FleetAndFamilySupportProgram/TransitionAssistance/index.htm Air Force: Marine Corps: Coast Guard: National Guard:

29 ACAP - 29

30 National Guard: 30

31 31 Post Transition Support Marine For Life: Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces: Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve:

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35 35 Wounded Warrior Resources Army: wtc.army.mil/aw2 Marine Corps: Navy/Coast Guard: safeharbor.navylive.dodlive.mil Air Force: DoD: Non Profit:

36 36 State Resources State VAs: State DoLs: Texas:

37 37 Non-Profits Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America: iava.org American Legion: VFW: Student Veterans of America: Chamber of Commerce: The Mission Continues: Other: /veterans_service_organizations ssistanceforVeteransandDependents.html

38 38 For Profit Resources Military.com: Recruit Military: GI Jobs: TAOnline:

39 Questions? 39

40 Walter Lavrinovich Personal & Professional Development Branch Marine & Family Programs Division Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps Phone: Address: 715A Broadway Street Quantico, VA Contact Information 40

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