Soldier for Life enables Army, governmental, and community efforts to facilitate successful reintegration of our Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families in order to keep them Army Strong and instill their values, ethos, and leadership within communities.
Serve as the CSA/SA "eyes and ears" on Soldier, Veteran and Family re-integration
Identify local economic and social challenges and facilitate solutions through regional/functional specialists
Engage organizations and individuals to facilitate successful re-integration of Soldiers and their Families
Link and integrate current Army Programs to enhance Soldier re-integration
Develop a national engagement and integration strategy that informs and influences action
Soldiers, Veterans, and Families leave military service "career ready" and find an established network of enablers connecting them with the employment, education, and health care required to successfully reintegrate into civilian society.
Key Media Products
- MOH Recipient Clinton Romesha on ACAP (New!)
- VCSA's thoughts on the importance of Transition.
- SMA talks about SFL and Transition.
- Soldier for Life PSA
- STAND-TO!: Soldier for Life
- Soldier for Life Tri-fold
- Soldier for Life Flyer
- U.S. Army couple make successful transition.
- Soldier highlights importance of networking and mentorship for Transition.
- Soldier for Life: Taking care of soldiers after the Army.
- Training Program Aims To Prep Soldiers For Civilian Job
- NYSE Veterans' Jobs Focus
- SFL's LTC Lightner's Veterans Day Speech
- LTG Bromberg on F&F
- SFL at HOH Hiring Fair in St. Louis
- WTC's Hire a Veteran
- Hiring Veterans on CBS
- H2H Website highlighted on Fox
- Intro Video to Virtual ACAP Center
- Sea of Goodwill
- Groundswell of Support
Frequently Asked Questions
We want to hire a soldier, how do we make the connection?
The U.S. Army G-1 formed a Transition Strategic Outreach Office to assist with making the connections between soldiers and industry. The virtual connection is the Hero 2 Hired website: https://h2h.jobs/.
We are a non-profit organization and we want to assist Soldiers/Veterans, where do we start?
Contact us by email explaining what your organization does and we'll connect you to the right agency to begin to assist. Email: email@example.com
Q:Why would I want to join the U.S. Army?
A: Americans are proud of the military and see the Army as a strong career path. The U.S. Army wants the best educated, healthy and strong individuals to join the Army as a profession.
Q: How can I learn about joining the U.S. Army?
A: Go to: https://www.goarmy.com/learn.html.
Q: What are some of the Benefits of an Army Career?
A: Go to: https://www.goarmy.com/benefits/after-the-army.html.
Q: How can I Serve Strong?
A: Forged in the crucible of austere, highly dynamic situations, Soldiers are adaptable, skilled, team players that desire to Serve Strong. As Soldiers serve, they continue to become stronger through technical skills education, credentialing opportunities, and professional leadership training. Learn more at: http://CAPE.army.mil.
Q: How can I learn about education opportunities within the Army?
A: The Army Continuing Education Service assists Soldiers desiring education: https://www.goarmyed.com/login.aspx.
Q: How can I learn about credentialing?
A: Go to: Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) https://www.cool.army.mil/.
Q: How can I learn about the Post 9/11 GI Bill?
A: Dept of Veteran's Affairs GI Bill Website: http://www.gibill.va.gov/.
Q: How can I Reintegrate Strong?
A: In order to Reintegrate Strong Soldiers must approach the Transition process throughout the life cycle of their career in order to be "career ready". We've found that Soldiers and their Families successfully prepare for re-integration through these focus areas: meaningful employment, access to education to improve marketability, and access to quality healthcare.
Q: How can I get help with the Transition Process?
A: The Alumni Career & Alumni Program (ACAP) is the Army's program focused on assist transitioning soldiers to become career ready: https://www.acap.army.mil/acap-program.aspx.htm.
Q: How can I learn about what jobs are available?
A: The Army's One Stop connection for Jobs is the Hero 2 Hired website: https://h2h.jobs/.
Q: I'm a severely wounded soldier looking for assistance with Transitioning?
A: The Army's Army Wounded Warrior Program assists and advocates for severely wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families: For more information go to: http://www.wtc.army.mil/aw2/.
Q: How can I Remain Strong as a Soldier for Life?
A: Soldiers and their Families are the Veterans that are our ambassadors within in the community. Soldiers bring with them invaluable skills to include the Warrior Ethos and Army Values. They are Soldiers for Life Veterans, that Remain Strong, and thereby strengthen our communities and inspire future generations to serve.
Q: How can I learn more about Veteran's Benefits?
A: Go to the Department of Veteran Affairs' information website for Veteran's benefits: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/.
Q: I'm a Veteran and I need help finding a job?
A: Go to the Department of Labor's Veterans assistance program - the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS): http://www.dol.gov/vets/ Their job assistance website is MyNextMove: http://www.mynextmove.org/vets/.
Q: I'm a Veteran and I want to connect with other Veterans?
A: There are many Veteran Service Organizations that are endorsed by the federal government. The Army.Mil website that links to these organizations is at: http://www.army.mil/info/armylife/veterans/.