Becoming an Officer in the Military After College

While it’s common knowledge that basic training sets recruits on the pathway toward becoming an enlisted service member, those with a desire for leadership opportunities and a bachelor’s degree can take another route into a military career – as a commissioned officer.

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The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program

The NGYCP is a voluntary 5½-month residential program followed by a year-long mentorship. Its goal is to get teenagers on track toward graduating from high school and on to a promising future.

Deployment Basics By Service Branch

The deployment cycle is the period of time from the notification of a deployment, through pre-deployment training, through the deployment, and immediately after deployment. Every deployment cycle is different, but here are some general things to know.

10 Reasons Why the Military Is a Great Career Choice

When your loved one decides to join the military, they’re taking an important step toward a great career path. As a parent, relative or significant other of someone who has joined the military – or is considering doing so – rest assured that there are many career and personal opportunities available to them.

MilFam 101 Courses Help Improve Military Family Readiness

The MilFam 101 online courses have been updated to improve the user training experience. Content and delivery are now more interactive, providing tools to help continue learning beyond the courses. Users can go at their own pace and select. …
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Managing Your Money as a New Service Member

You’re learning a lot of new skills in the military, and money management should be one of them. As a service member, you may earn more, get special duty pay or have new expenses. It’s your money. Make the most of it by creating a financial plan. Staying on top of your finances is important for your security clearance, your career and your future.

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Understanding the Roles of Military Officers and Enlisted Service Members

More than 80% of the U.S. military is made up of enlisted members, with officers making up the rest of the military population of the armed forces. Officers are trained to be managers and leaders. They plan missions, provide orders and assign tasks, while enlisted members are technical experts and leaders that hold the specific skills necessary to complete the mission.

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Navy Boot Camp and Officer Candidate School: What to Expect

Navy Boot Camp is the first step in turning you into a sailor with all the skills to perform in the fleet. If you're on the Navy officer path, you'll attend a 13-week course to prepare for an officer's responsibilities. Know what to expect and arrive ready for Navy training.

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DOD EDIS Early Intervention Services

This webinar is the first of seven training webinars for DoD EDIS early intervention providers. This training will provide a brief overview and history of EIS in DoD and introduce the standardized early intervention services IFSP-PD training. …
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Credentialing Your Military Experience

You're looking to join the civilian world and that means job-hunting. Here's the good news: As a service member, you're part of one of the best-trained workforces in the world.

Commander’s Reference

Commanders of honor guards, when your unit needs support, there is help. The Authorized Provider Partnership Program provides trained personnel. …
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DOD EDIS Early Intervention Services IFSP-PD: First Contacts

This webinar is the second of seven training webinars for DOD EDIS Early Intervention providers. This training will introduce the Individualized Family Service Plan Process Guidance document and focus on First Contacts — Information Gathering,. …
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Military Jobs: Your Future Career in the Armed Forces

Enlisting in the military can help you achieve your career goals. In fact, there are even some jobs that you can only do as a service member, like drive a tank or fly a fighter jet. Here’s what you need to know about your future military career.