RICHMOND, Va. -- Lt. Col. Reed E. Hudgins, Combined Arms Support Command logistics branch proponecy chief, explained the Soldier for Life program to the Soldiers and civilians of the Quartermaster School Sept. 5. This was one of the topics covered during a leader development training session hosted at the Virginia War Memorial.

The Soldier for Life program develops credentialing opportunities for Soldiers to earn civilian certifications based on their military occupational training.

The program is designed to help Soldiers, veterans, and families leave military service "career ready" and find an established network connecting them with employment, education, and health care resources. CASCOM is the lead for developing credentialing, licensing and certification programs for sustainment career fields.

The leadership event allowed participants to broaden their understanding of resources and information available for Soldiers transitioning from the military back into the community.