Transition Assistance

Military OneSource, Veteran Job Banks & Workforce GPS ~ 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."

10 Organizations that Help Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

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,

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

                This site offers "work process schedules" you can adapt for your apprenticeship program:

Questions: Urban Institute,

Or visit

US DOL Veterans:

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,

Department of Defense (DoD) ~ SkillBridge Program

Are you within 180 days of transition? Discover opportunities to participate in training and development with industry and employers who are seeking the high-quality skills that you bring to the table.

Employers ~ Catch talent entering the civilian labor force, AND help service members successfully transition! Through the SkillBridge program, you can tap into the expertise of transitioning service members by sponsoring internship and pre-apprenticeship opportunities through the SkillBridge Program.

Employer portal to sign up:


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.


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

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,

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 and Family Readiness Coordinator - Missoula

Ronald W. Barker, LCSW, MAC, SAP - State Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Master Addiction Counselor, Substance Abuse Professional (406) 880-3275,

Military MOJO

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

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

CALL 800-342-9647 - 24/7 or

Access Member Connect:

Click MENU, “LOG IN” at the bottom of the page

REGISTER as Service Provider: Pick “DoD Service Provider” and for “Service,” pick “DoD Civilian” to get the broadest access.

FREE SERVICES: Job Seeker guidance, career counseling, resume assistance, emergency funds, tax consultations / software, retirement, military and family life counseling & support, confidential non-medical counseling, moving / housing, education & employment, online shopping benefits, legal assistance, adoption, etc.

Which GI Bill Is Best for You?

FREE tax services

Questions: Tabetha Garvin-Betancourt, State Consultant / Contractor, (406) 781-4986,

Monster ~ Military Veteran Recruiting Solutions

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

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.


OR Ryan Luchau, MT JCF & Community Employment Coordinator (406) 447-7340,

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,

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

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.


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,


Veterans Education & Training Service:

Here to serve transitioning service members looking for employment support or an employer seeking top Veteran talent.

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

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

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:



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,