I had been preparing for my transition out of the military years before my official retirement date. As a Navy Career Counselor Senior Chief, I was sure that I had the process right. Was I ever so wrong? The Navy did a great job developing me as a leader and providing me with valuable skills and tools needed to enter the civilian workforce. However; I lacked the experience of knowing how to showcase these exceptional skills in landing my perfect job.
Studies show that women veterans face greater challenges than their male counterparts. Yet there are very few programs to help them re-assimilate into civilian life. To answer the call, National Veterans Transition Services, Inc. (NVTSI) also known as REBOOT, is launching a Women Veterans Initiative in key locations across the country. During the month of March,
LA JOLLA, CA — Soroptimist International of La Jolla (SILJ) joined hands with REBOOT at their 78th graduation of seventeen military women transitioning to civilian life. Of those, seven graduates will be mentored for the next year by SILJ. The SILJ Mentors are: Gaylyn Boone, Bonnie Mendenhall, Jackie Young, Robin Oleata, Carol Tuggey, Rebecca Ritchey,
REBOOT Institute Female veterans are the fastest growing segment of the veteran population. Nearly 20% of all OEF/OIF veterans in San Diego County are women. Although technically excluded from serving in direct combat roles in the military, many women who have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been attached or assigned to
Growing Women Veteran Population Needs Support of Mentors Studies show that women who have served in the United States military face far greater challenges than their male counterparts when they return to civilian life. Too often, they are flying under the radar when it comes to the assistance they need. For this reason, the National
Veterans agencies are retooling to help a growing number of women transition from the military to civilian life. As the armed forces wind down from wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the ranks of former military personnel are declining overall, but the Department of Veterans Affairs projects the number of women veterans will rise by 2040