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Transitioning Soldiers and Veterans

Army Career and Alumni Program

Helps eligible members of the Army and their Families successfully transition from federal service.



A website that connects veterans and transitioning service members with high quality career planning, training and job search resources.


Defense Civilian Careers

Job assistance in pursuing Department of Defense civilian careers.


Disabled Veteran DoD Career Assistance

The Department of Defense (DoD) provides employment opportunities for men and women who honorably served on behalf of our Nation.


Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces

Provide America’s employers with a link to service members and their Families.



Department of Defense's official website providing information for service members on transitioning from military service.



The government’s official program for Federal jobs and employment information.


Veterans Employment Resource Center

Find multiple tools and valuable resources for all U.S. Veterans – from job opportunities to veterans’ benefits to training assistance for private sector employment.


Web Events

AOS Transition Readiness Continuing Education Web Event Series

Preparing for transition from Military to civilian life isn’t always easy. For most, the big question is “What’s next?” and often times, followed by “How do I find a job?”

So where should you start? Watch the Transition Readiness Continuing Education (CE) Web Event Series, available on-demand, 24/7 and learn from national subject matter experts who have comprehensive experience in finance, employment and transition.

Whether you are a Service member transitioning from the military and looking for a new career or you are a service provider who assists in the process, the web events are designed to share best practices, advice and facilitate further conversation.

Watch Now!

National Guard and Reserve Job Opportunities

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense (DoD) organization. It is a staff group within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs (OASD/RA), which is in itself a part of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).

ESGR was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve component members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. It is the lead DoD organization for this mission under DoD Directive 1250.1.

Veterans Benefits Adminstration Non-paid Work Experience

Some Wounded Warrior’s (WW) who are referred to hiring managers or identified in the WW Resume Inventory may not have the experience needed to be considered for the Command’s available vacancies. In those instances, we ask Commands to consider creating a Non-Paid Work Experience opportunity for the WW. CHRA and the Com-mand can coordinate with an Employment coordinator in the Veteran’s Benefits Ad-ministration (VBA) to set-up the experience.

The VBA’s Non-Paid Work Experience program (NPWE) provides eligible veterans with the opportunity to obtain training and practical job experience concurrently. This program is ideal for eligible veterans who have a clearly established career goal, and who learn easily in a hands-on environment. After placement in the NPWE pro-gram, a VBA Case Manager/Employment Specialist will closely monitor the veteran’s progress to ensure that all training goals are being met. While the Command doesn’t pay the WW a salary, the VBA does provide them with a small stipend.

After the Command helps the WW gain experience, we do ask them to consider hiring the WW non-competitively into a permanent appointments, although that is not a re-quirement.

If you are interested in the WW NPWE program, please contact Ms. Jean Tyler, Human Resources Specialist at or 703-602-1253.

Director, HQDA CPAC

Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.

- President Barack Obama

Transitioning Soldier

Changing careers is stressful, perhaps even more so for those leaving military service after many years on active duty. Transition stress can impact on your future success, as well as your Family's quality of life. Understanding stress and coping with it are essential skills you'll need to get through this difficult time.

Best jobs if you're leaving the military

If you are planning on leaving the military, there are many jobs out there that need your military skills. CNN Money featured 20 jobs for people leaving the military, which includes pilot, systems analyst, security manager , logistics analysis,  IT security consultant and more.