Transitioning From Military to Civilian Life

It’s an honor and privilege to serve in the U.S Armed Services. Unbreakable bonds with brother and sisters in arms. There’s a spirit of love, support and comradery. However, for many, life changes once it’s time to transition from active duty to Veteran or from soldier to civilian. It’s important to understand that adjustments take time. Civilians may not fully understand the difficulties of transitioning. However, we are going to highlight common challenges veterans may face as they transition from military to civilian life and how the VFAC provides solutions to these challenges.

  1. Entering the Work Force
    A Veteran may have never searched for, applied for, or interviewed for a regular civilian job, particularly if they enlisted immediately after high school so find a job or new career is extremely new and can be overwhelming. When looking for a job in the work force, Veterans should convey their tactical skills and abilities laymen terms to make their resume not only stand out but also showcase the fact that they are the right fit for the position. As an integral part of one of our services we provide career development training so you can have the mindset, understanding, professionalism and patience needed to transition into a new career.
  2. Joining a Community
    When moving to another base or post, the military assists soldiers and their families and creates an easy-to-adjust environment by placing military family in close proximity with one another. A typical challenge that emerges while changing from the military to civilian life includes missing the fellowship of the military, and this is a component that is ordinarily missed by ex-servicemen and women. However, the bond isn’t broken when retirement or discharge occurs. It’s just time to evolve the community you’ve been involved with to ensure your current and future needs are addressed. The VFAC has created a large community of veterans including their spouses or partners who come together in fellowship. Community building is important for the VFAC so make sure you sign-up to our newsletter to stay updated on events, seminars, and retreats.
  3. Military Benefits
    Veterans, no matter how many years of service, need assistance. The VFAC helps veterans secure health services for eligible family members and benefits they are entitled to receive when they enter civilian life. We’ve successfully helped hundreds of Veterans receive professional healthcare services, attain shelter, get VA disability benefits approved and so much more.
  4. Creating structure
    The military provides structure, discipline and clear leadership – very different from everyday civilian life. It can easily become overwhelming to try to adjust to the drastic change all at once so it’s important to easy you way into a new environment then pace yourself with setting up a new structured environment. GIVE YOURSELF SOME GRACE! You will adapt and adjust in a healthy manner. Our team will be happy to provide you with personalized tips to transition comfortably.
  5. New Financial Obligations
    Yes, the military teaches your responsibility, but for many Veterans, transitioning into Civilian life is a different type of independence and responsibility – high rent or mortgage, decrease in income, budget etc. Understanding your finances, income and expenses are essentials to a healthy transition from soldier to civilian. Contact our team today to create a financial plan that will help you.

VFAC’s Transition Program
The VFAC is certified and qualified to connect you with the right people for the right reasons. Allow us to serve you just as you have served this country. Your health, well-being, and emotional, mention and physical health is our priority. We’ll help you easily adjust back into Civilian life. Join a community that you can trust. Call today.