In 2017, Anna Zogas from the University of Washington, submitted a paper to Brown University on Veterans’ difficult transition back to civilian life. The Defense Department estimates 245,000 veterans’ will leave the military in 2019. As the report shows, the need for viable options to transition our veterans’ back to civilian life is great.
The author points out, “Many enlisted service members do not have college degrees when they joined the military.” In 2008 the Department of Defense reported that 52% of the enlisted services members were 25-years-old or younger, and only 4.5% had a bachelor’s degree. The author further pointed out that between 2014 and 2016, 65% to 80% of veterans’ left the military without a job because they expected to find something shortly after they left. The fact of the matter is our veterans’ will need new jobs, or new training, which will transition them back into civilian life. When the soldiers ETS from the military they are usually given six months to get all their medical reports and paperwork together prior to exiting the military. This would be a great opportunity to introduce our veterans’ to Wealthy Affiliate.
The Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration should be commended for the work they have done thus far. However, as the author states, “The VA’s educational and vocational rehabilitation programs cannot possibly resolve the nexus of physical, psychological, and social problems that make work and school challenging, nor can they resolve the incompatibility of military and civilian work experience… into which [veterans’] have returned.” If so, I believe Wealthy Affiliate can play a vital roll transitioning our veterans’ into a more meaningful civilian life. Click here and start your own online business now. You have nothing to lose because the starter membership is FREE.
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