Transition Resources

The following links are to assist Servicemembers transitioning to civilian employment. VAAFA does not endorse nor facilitate employment with any specific employer, but we are happy to share our contacts and experiences to help members transition to successful civilian careers.

Some personal thoughts from VAAFA Board Member Tino Dinh, based on his own transition experience here.

If you know a vet in crisis, convince them to call the veteran crisis line. The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their loved ones with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For free, confidential support call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255.

Hiring Assistance

Military Recruiting Firms

These headhunting firms and conferences specifically target Veterans for placement in commercial firms. Many will actually coach you through the whole process, from the time you decide to separate (before you get your DD-214, to the time you get an offer).

Industry Training Programs

Companies Hiring Veterans

Other Resources