A top concern for many newly minted veterans and transitioning servicemembers is employment in the civilian sector. It can be daunting to find a suitable job, amid all the other life changes occurring at once.
The American Legion has been an ardent supporter of job fairs for veterans, servicemembers and spouses. Each year, the Legion attends, supports or hosts hundreds of such job fairs. Additionally, the Legion has ushered in the original GI Bill, helped push passage of credentialing laws in many states and offers support through various programs.
To coincide with the June 22, 1944, anniversary of the signing of the original GI Bill, this week The American Legion Tango Alpha Lima podcast is publishing a special, four-part series on transitioning, career tips and more.
Each episode will be available by 9 a.m. Eastern on the day of its release. The series includes:
Monday, Part 1: Two veterans who are Disney executives talk about their company’s programs for veterans, how transitioning servicemembers can get into that type of industry. (Fun fact: Roy Disney was a petty officer in the Navy during World War I.)
Tuesday, Part 2: Our guest encourages servicemembers to focus on transformation, rather than transition.
Wednesday, Part 3: Get some practical advice from an expert who has coached thousands of veterans, military spouses and veterans in career transition.
Thursday, Part 4: Meet a Black veteran who pursued and realized his dream of getting into the entertainment field.
There are more than 130 Tango Alpha Lima episodes for veterans, servicemembers and others. All are available in both audio and video formats here. You can also download episodes on iTunes, Stitcher or other major podcast-hosting sites. The video version is available for viewing at the Legion’s YouTube channel.