48 Days for Military Veterans


48 Days for Military Veterans

Calling all military veterans!! Transitioning out of military service into the civilian world is a stressful event to say the least. This forum is for all veterans who refuse to settle for anything less than living their next dream!

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Business 101 interest?

Started by Brian Richardson Sep 28. 0 Replies

Veteran Niche...or not?

Started by Brian Richardson. Last reply by Brian Richardson Sep 13. 4 Replies

Free Business Coaching For Veterans

Started by Bob Fraser. Last reply by Lee Flint Jul 23. 1 Reply

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Comment by Brian Richardson on September 24, 2015 at 5:43am


Great...I'd be curious to know how it works and what you thought about it.

Brian Richardson

Comment by Lee Flint on September 24, 2015 at 5:38am
Thanks Brian. (I used a tinyurl link since the ACP link with IAVA was so long.) I've signed up for mentoring so I'll keep everyone informed of my progress.
Comment by Brian Richardson on September 23, 2015 at 4:38am

Hi Lee,

I don't think the link works you mentioned below. I have been on the ACP site before, have you? There are two sides to the site.

Is where you can sign up for mentoring. You do have to be from the post 9/11 era. I have not participated in this side of the site before.

This is the side that people can submit a question and anyone that has signed up as a mentor can reply/answer those questions. These tend to be very broad questions and most mentors give broad responses. I have struggled with actually getting feedback from the person posing the questions.

Has anyone had experience with this site?

Brian Richardson

Comment by Lee Flint on September 22, 2015 at 8:45pm
Like many of you, I'm a member of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Association. They have teamed up with American Corporate Partners to offer vets a year of free mentoring with leaders at Fortune 500 companies. Find out more at http://preview.tinyurl.com/pxnq6l4!
Comment by Lee Flint on September 16, 2015 at 8:22pm
Thanks Gail for a great reading list! More than a few here that I haven't read yet.
Comment by R. Gail Sutton on September 16, 2015 at 12:06am

Literature Review: Military/Veterans Career Transition

Baruch, Y., & Quick, C. (2007). Understanding second careers: lessons from a study of U.S. Navy Admirals.

Baruch, Y., & Quick, C. (2009). Setting sail in a new direction: career transitions of US Navy Admirals to the civilian sector.

BPW Foundation. (2007). Women veterans in transition: a research project of Business and Professional Women’s Foundation. bpwfoundation.org

Clemens, E.V., & Milsom, A.S. (2008). Enlisted service members’ transition into the civilian world of work: a cognitive information processing approach.

Dunning, B. B., etc. (1973). The case of military 'retirement'.

Engles, D. E., & Harris, H. L. (2002). Career counseling with military personnel and their dependents.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Association (IAVA). (2011). Combat to Career: a fight to end veteran unemployment. From iava.org/combat2career.

Krieshok, T.S., etc. (1999). Telling a good story: using narratives in vocational rehabilitation with veterans.

The Career Development Quarterly, 47, 204-214

Life satisfaction among midlife career changers: a study of military members transitioning to teaching (unpublished doctoral dissertation). Virginia Tech

Spiegel, P.E., & Shultz, K.S. (2003). The influence of preretirement planning and transferability of skills on Naval officers’ retirement satisfaction and adjustment.

Military Psychology, 15, 285-307

 2011, August 2 Facts and Figures on Draw Down in Iraq. http://www.whitehouse.gov/

Wolpert, D. S. (2000). Military retirement and the transition to civilian life.

The military family: a practice guide for human service providers.

Comment by Lee Flint on August 26, 2015 at 8:13am
Every political candidate is quick to tell you his or her position on VA benefits and active duty pay. Let's ask them to support transition vouchers that vets could spend on coaching, resume development, and personalized life plans! I'd have loved the option to opt out of TAP in exchange for the voucher.
Comment by Brian Richardson on August 19, 2015 at 8:05pm

Hi everyone...I thought I would introduce myself as this is my first post on this site. I am an Army vet and long-time entrepreneur. Currently, I have a blog designed to help other vets start their business.

I am in the midst of adding some training modules and am eager to see how coaching can play into that.

If anyone would like to give insight into that, feel free to visit me at www.VetLaunched.com. I am always open to input.

Looking forward to interacting here.

Brian Richardson

Comment by Lee Flint on July 29, 2015 at 12:26pm
Veteran entrepreneur's can get a free point-of-sale payment device from First Data Corp! The maker of “point-of-sale” business management tools is giving away free payment devices to veteran and military entrepreneurs.
Comment by Lee Flint on July 11, 2015 at 7:34pm

Great question Mark. Phoenix was among the finalists for my retirement location. I posted a new discussion here since this is a FAQ for just about all transitioning military members. Thanks for posting!


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