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Transition Assistance

Military OneSource ~ VIDEO: Military OneSource, "Learn about our free, confidential services that provide support 24/7/365 to service members and their families, available online and by telephone." 800-342-9647 and connect 24/7;

Janene Felter - Montana Military OneSource Consultant / Contractor (406) 781-4986,

Along with many other TA resources including TAP, TEAMS, US DOL & WF GPS

10 Organizations that Help Veterans Transition to Civilian Life


Navigating civilian employment can be complicated for those accustomed to military norms. A warm intro, a friendly space, + repetitive exposure to a "new language and culture" can make all the difference. Monthly SkillBridgeConnect Meetups feature DoD providers.


AARP Montana ~ A Guided Post-Combat Journal

Rich Nason is one of AARP Montana's volunteers (& friend), and he had this idea - he wants to save lives. He wrote “Bring Respect and Pride to Yourself for having Served Your Country” – it’s bound, about 50 pages, and includes Richard’s journal along with extra pages to start yours. If you’re interested in receiving a copy, please contact Rich Nason,

AARP Montana: Nancy Andersen - Outreach Director & Volunteer Program Manager, AARP Montana, 30 W. 14th St. Ste 301, Helena (406) 457-4703, C (702) 595-9811,

Apprenticeship & Skill Bridge ~ Urban Institute “Leveraging Veteran Talent in Registered Apprenticeship”


US DOL Veterans:

Questions: Tom Finch – State of Montana Director, US DOL VETS (Veterans' Employment and Training Service) (406) 447-3233,

OR Urban Institute,

BNSF – Transitioning Military Program:

Looking for a company that values your experience as a military veteran? BNSF takes pride in the talent and diversity that our employees bring to the table. Learn how you can be a leader in our Mechanical or Engineering teams as an Experienced First Line Supervisor at


Bridge My Return (BMR)

VA Blog:

Open to military and Veteran spouses and caregivers to help them find meaningful employment. Work-from-home jobs are game-changing for military spouses, Veteran spouses and caregivers. Origin8, a tech startup, plans to hire up to 600 Veterans and spouses via the BMR platform; all from home with flexible hours. 

Sign up:


CareerOneStop ~ Veteran and Military Transition Center

The Commit Foundation:

280 West Kagy Blvd., Suite D 313, Bozeman, MT 59715

Bryan Canady video about transition challenges:

COMMIT has proven its ability to build powerful tools, pipelines, and cultures that empower our Nation’s finest in their transition out of uniform. The COMMIT Foundation’s mission is to help exceptional American service members and Veterans transition into successful roles and careers post-service.

Questions: (571) 306-1323,

OR Sara -Director of Corporate Education & "Design a Veteran talent initiative"

Corporate Gray ~ Military-Friendly Virtual Job Fairs:

Providing military-experienced job seekers the opportunity to interview with employers nationwide via text and video chats. These events are open and free to all job seekers - Job seekers are required to register both on Corporate Gray Online and on eCareerFairs, the platform being used to host the virtual event. Registered candidates will receive training on eCareerFairs, the Virtual Job Fair Training Guide, and the Job Fair Employer Directory prior to the event. Sponsored by Corporate Gray, publisher of “The Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide” and “Social Media and Your Job Search.”

Questions: Carl Savino - Corporate Gray (703) 690-6381,

DoD Separation ~ VA Health Screening:

When transitioning out of the military, service members have been required to complete a Department of Defense (DoD) health assessment. VA has also required a similar separation examination for those filing disability claims. Now VA and DoD are introducing a single comprehensive exam form to streamline the claim process, reduce redundant examinations, and ensure medical assessments are more accurate and thorough

DoD SkillBridge:

SkillBridge places military members in work opportunities during their last 180 days of military service to gain valuable skills training and experience, and potentially a long-term job opportunity if the organization decides to hire them when the program is complete. SkillBridge can also be a valuable workforce resource for employers.

Connect w/Matt on LinkedIn:

DirectEmployers ~ NeedAJobNow:

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) and DirectEmployers Association launched “NeedAJobNow,” a job site dedicated to providing a centralized location for displaced workers to access employment opportunities from U.S. corporations with immediate hiring needs due to COVID-19.

Use this resource to support Veterans seeking employment. 


Questions: NVTI, ~ Veteran and Service Member Employment:

American veterans bring valuable skills to the workplace ~ Learn how to hire and retain them!

Questions: 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365); TTY 1-877-889-5627

ETS Sponsorship:

To support the journey between active duty service and rejoining the civilian community as a Veteran. Veterans are a national treasure, and communities across the country are eager for your arrival! Much like the military provides sponsors for PCS moves, we connect new Veterans with trained sponsors from their destination community to facilitate a smooth transition.

12/2021 story:


Get Results in Transition “GRIT”:

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and IBM unveiled a new mobile application specifically designed to help veterans, reservists and other service members better understand and boost their mental fitness and overall well-being.

Questions: (888) 971-9770,

​Helmets to Hardhats Building & Construction Careers:

Helping Military Members Transition to the Civilian Workplace ~ Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Questions: Ronda Wakefield, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CPHR - NW MT HR Solutions, LLC  (406) 250-1120,

Heroes Linked ~ Veterans Network for Success:

Provides professional development resources for Veterans, military spouses and transitioning service members. By offering mentoring and other support, the goal is to enhance professional networks, promote professional growth and potentially expand career opportunities. Resume advice, networking tips and assistance with finding Veteran-friendly jobs are a few of the professional development tools the non-profit gives to those enrolled in the no-cost program. Other services include assistance with medical accommodation in the workplace and post-military security clearance.



Questions: Military and Veterans Appreciation Trust Foundation (MVAT: OR contact (818) 213-1090,

Hilton Honors Program:

Montana is part of this NASWA sponsored Hilton Honors Program along with 27 other states where Hilton™ provides up to 100,000 hotel points to eligible Transitioning Service Members, Veterans, Military Spouses, and other eligible persons to support needed travel for verifiable employment-related activities.

Questions: Nick Moschetti - State Veteran Coordinator, Montana Department of Labor & Industry (406) 444-1630,

Hire Heroes USA:

Questions: 844-634-1520,


Hiring Our Heroes ~ US Chamber of Commerce Foundation:

One of the most difficult tasks for Service-members transitioning to civilian life is becoming gainfully employed. Knowing where to start for one's job search can be frustrating. Programs such as Hiring Our Heroes, a nationwide initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is here to help Veterans, transitioning Service-members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities. 

Career Summits:

Resume Engine:

Vet Roadmap:

Veteran Fellowship Program:

Questions: (202) 463-5807,

Hope for the Warriors:

HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS serves our country’s military and their families in all 50 states. Our headquarters are in Northern Virginia. We have representatives and offices across the country as we engage in outreach and activities from coast to coast. Comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.

Questions: (877) 246-7349,

Local Market Information (LMI)

Bureau of Labor Stats - Occupational Outlook Handbook

My Next Move for Veterans:

Lone Survivor Foundation:

Founded in 2010 by retired Navy SEAL and New York Times best-selling author Marcus Luttrell, LSF leads veterans & their families on a path to healing from combat trauma.

Contact: (936) 755-6075,

Military - Civilian

We work to connect military veterans and their families seeking civilian jobs with companies who have open career opportunities (stateside or overseas).

Careers Directory:

FREE to view, with no login required (You can submit your resume directly) Sign up for our Hot Jobs newsletter or RSS feeds to get all our job posts straight to your inbox, or join our Hot Jobs for Veterans and their Families group on LinkedIn at

Questions: Lucy Jensen, (310) 455-2002,

Military Connection ~ 10 Reasons to Hire Veterans

Military & Family Readiness ~ Missoula Armory (MANG)

Kristen Monroy - Soldier and Family Readiness Specialist, Montana Army National Guard, 9383 Running W. Road, Missoula (406) 324-5121, C (406) 439-8580,

Military MOJO:

Questions: (410) 798-1616, TEXT (443) 926-6278, EMAIL OR

Military OneSource ~ DoD program (Covers all branches of service)

Questions: 800-342-9647 - Connect 24/7

Montana: Janene Felter - Consultant / Contractor (406) 781-4986,

Monster ~ Military Veteran Recruiting Solutions

Veteran Hiring Guide: How to Recruit and Retain America’s Best:

Montana Career Information System:

Tips for online networking, applications, cover letters, resumes, interview tips, soft skills, disabilities / JAN, seniors, criminal records, and military transition assistance / joint service transcripts

Montana JCF Career Podcasts:

Montana JCF Career and Transition Support Project Podcasts include conversations with service area leaders that enhance workforce development throughout the state.


Montana Opportunities for Veterans Everywhere (M.O.V.E.):

Veteran-owned consulting company and a federally-approved SkillBridge partner organization that can provide key supportive services (application assistance, candidate recruitment, screening, and program reporting). MOVE also provides assistance to employers who would like support for navigating and managing the SkillBridge program:

Questions: LEIF IBSEN (U.S. Army Retired) - Co-Founder | Owner (406) 558-9973,

My Employment Options ~ WORK AT HOME:

For Job Seekers With Disabilities and Other Challenges ~ We Specialize in Work At Home Jobs!

Questions: 1-800-441-3114 ext 754

National Veterans’ Training Institute (NVTI)

Employment Resources:

Assisting our nation's veterans secure quality, long-term employment.

Questions: (844) 423-8872,

Off-Base Transition Training (OBTT) Pilot Program:

Veterans, service members, and their spouses can take control of their career through workshops to help meet their employment goals (OBTT resume, interviewing, federal hiring, etc. workshops are being held virtually nationwide).


OR Tom Finch - Montana State Director, US DOL VETS (Veterans' Employment and Training Service) (406) 447-3233,

Onward Ops Sponsors:
Service members who have peer sponsors during their military-to-civilian transition have improved outcomes. Onward Ops, powered by the Expiration Term of Service Sponsorship Program (ETS-SP), is conducting an online and in-person peer sponsor training session for anyone interested (VA news: Your commitment as a source of encouragement and guidance makes a difference in a transitioning Service member’s success. Onward Ops peer sponsors are community members with diverse backgrounds and unique experiences, just like the transitioning Service Members they help. No military experience is needed. Questions: 1-800-698-2411

Operation IMPACT:

Operation IMPACT (Injured Military Pursuing Assisted Career Transition) is a unique, award-winning diversity program within Northrop Grumman focused on assisting severely wounded service members as they transition from the military to a private-sector career. Please email Melanie Nicks at with Operation Impact in the subject line of your email inquiry for application instructions.

Remote Job Seekers ~ Work from Home

Still Serving Veterans:

Veterans, National Guard, Reservists, or spouses needing employment help (resumes, job search techniques, interview skills) ~ We can help no matter where you are located. “Our passion is serving Veterans and their families, we never charge for our services. Semper Fi”

Questions: William Koch, (256) 883-7035,

Transition Assistance Program (TAP)


About 200,000 service members transition to civilian life each year. The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides information, resources, and tools to service members and their loved ones to help prepare for the move from military to civilian life.

US DOL – TAP 2023 news release:

Questions: Tom Finch - Montana State Director, US DOL VETS (Veterans' Employment and Training Service) (406) 447-3233,

  • 9/2021 Tim Ingraham is the new TAP Advisor in Helena, “Reserve Component Transition Assistance Advisor (RCTAA) for Montana.” Questions: Sherry Rensberger (574) 279-5988,

Transition Employment Assistance for Military Spouses (TEAMS):

Assist military spouses in their career endeavors with training on employment essentials, tailored to their unique circumstances.


Troops to Logistics ~ “Troops2Logistics”:

Welcome Veterans, Guard and Reserve Service-members! We look forward to assisting you with your next career in logistics. We are a military transitioning logistics career focused non-profit and our personalized services are at NO-COST to you. Our mentors and trainers can provide you with invaluable support in your logistics career journey!

Contact: Scot Snyder, President, Troops2Logistics (720) 684-7545,

US DOL ~ U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS):

Questions: Tom Finch – State of Montana Director, US DOL VETS (Veterans' Employment and Training Service) (406) 447-3233,

OR Nick Moschetti, State Veteran Coordinator - Montana Department of Labor & Industry (406) 444-1630,

Veterans ASCEND:

Veterans: Create your FREE skills profile, “Web-based veteran employment system that changes the way employers find and hire veterans.”

*** Veterans ASCEND is kicking off a campaign to build a military spouse employment module to help military spouses connect with employers like we are doing for Veterans and separating servicemembers.


Questions: Nila Thompson, Veterans Outreach Advocate, (904) 325-7210,

Veterans Employment:

Provides a smooth process for America’s veterans as they transition from the military to their next career in the civilian sector. Questions: (760) 445-3889

Veterans Health Administration (VHA) National Center for Healthcare Advancement and Partnerships (HAP: - Salesforce Military. Supporting service members transitioning into civilian workforce, Salesforce Military provides Veterans with free access to high-demand technology skills, globally recognized certifications, and additional career support benefits. In partnership with VHA, Salesforce Military developed several informational and technical learning modules in Trailhead, Salesforce’s free online learning platform. HAP is proud to announce that over 10,000 individuals have completed the mental health resiliency module on Trailhead, since its launch in July 2022:

Questions: Mark Upton, MD, FACP - Acting Deputy to the Deputy Under Secretary for Health at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs,

VetJobs ~ Salute to Industry Initiative:

Every week we feature industry and employers looking to hire within the military and Veteran community. Take 15 minutes and listen in as we talk cybersecurity with the @SunSpecAlliance who represents over hundreds of employer members and offers Veteran Scholarships to help you get trained and get a job!

Questions: Sanford “Sandy” Artman, National Outreach Manager, VetJobs, CASY & MSCCN, (636) 248-0513,

Warrior-Scholar Project:

We empower enlisted military veterans and service members to successfully transition from the battlefield to the classroom as informed consumers of higher education with the confidence to complete rigorous undergraduate programs at top-tier schools.

Questions: (202) 796-8777,

Which Way is Your Warrior Facing:

Book available as a PDF and is free to all who work with, connected to, or are Veterans. It combines my first book (Which Way is Your Claymore Facing) and focuses on the complex demands around transitioning.


Workforce GPS ~ Resources for Military Spouses, American Job Center Staff, and Organizations that Support Spouses

Military Spouse License Recognition Resources

In recent years, most states have passed laws creating streamlined license recognition options for military spouses.  The U.S. Department of Labor has created resources to help military spouses, organizations that support military spouses, and state agencies and licensing boards understand and take advantage of these laws.

On the Job (OJT) Training Toolkit

Pathway to Recovery Resources

Job Seeker and Business Customer Service Delivery; Labor Market Information; Partnerships & Planning; and System Infrastructure & Capacity:



Yellow Ribbon Events ~ MANG:

Missoula Military and Family Readiness Coordinator: Kristen (406) 465-8455,

Questions: Montana Army National Guard FAC (406) 324-5121

Zippia ~ Transition:

How To Transition From The Military To The Workforce ~ Skilled, hardworking Veterans often struggle to highlight their abilities and compete in the civilian job market. Our hope is by putting the best advice and resources together, we can make the job hunt just a bit easier.

Questions: Kristy Crane, Public Relations,

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