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Sponsors are trained service members who help newcomers settle into a new duty station. They are available to all military families, no matter where you are moving. Sponsors offer a friendly face to greet you and your family at your new location and provide personal experience and recommendations to help you feel at home. Typically of a similar rank and family status, a sponsor can assist with everything from connecting you to local housing resources, to showing you around the installation and recommending the best places for children to play.

Be a savvy sponsor.

Take the eSAT course to learn about tools and resources to help you successfully sponsor newcomers.

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Military Sponsorship

Military sponsors offer something no briefing or memo can — a friendly face and a wealth of personal experience.

Sponsoring others — eSponsorship Application and Training course

If you are a service member interested in becoming a sponsor, the updated, interactive eSponsorship Application & Training, or eSAT course gives you all the resources you need to help other service members have a successful move. Find details and a link to the course below:

The eSAT is now more comprehensive and uses real-life situations to test your knowledge as you gear up for sponsorship.

  • Course content is more dynamic and effective.
    • Course content has been streamlined to 4 “mission” challenges.
    • Additional quiz questions offer increased chances to successfully complete your missions.
  • Course format can be tailored to new or experienced sponsors.
    • Experienced sponsors can demonstrate their knowledge with a pretest score of 85% or higher and earn their certificate.
    • New sponsors can skip the pretest and go directly to the course.
    • Course can now be completed in approximately 40 minutes.
  • Tools and Resources feature helpful, service-specific sponsorship resources.

The eSAT course is free and available 24/7 through MilLife Learning. To access the course, log in to your existing MilLife Learning account, or register for a new account by following this Getting Started Quick Reference Guide.

The eSAT course supplements service-specific training requirements your service may have for sponsorship, so be sure to check for those guidelines.

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