Military transition success: Fort Bliss hosts federal resume writing class

By Pfc. Walker PinoJune 15, 2023

FORT BLISS, TEXAS — Leaving the military and transitioning to civilian life can be a significant challenge for many Soldiers. After years of dedicated service in a highly structured environment, adjusting to life outside of that requires careful planning and preparation.

The Army Community Service Center at Fort Bliss, Texas teaches a federal resume writing class with the skills Soldiers need to successfully transition into federal employment.

“The class today was for federal resume writing,” said Raina Pringle, an employment readiness specialist with ACS. “We decipher every step of the resume from the beginning all the way through the documents [needed] for veteran preference, all the way through the whole process of submitting the application.”

Examples of success stories come from Soldiers that were able to start a career with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol because of the help the received from Pringle.

“This class benefits Soldiers by showing them how to write a federal resume,” said Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Martin, assigned to 1st Armored Division Artillery. “This class goes into detail about what’s actually needed for the federal resume and focuses on it.”

The job fair serves as a platform for federal employers to showcase possible career options that await Soldiers after their military service. The federal employers that attend include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Veteran Affairs and U.S. Customs and Border.

“We usually host a job fair twice a year,” said Pringle. “We have about 20 to 30 federal employees that attend and we have them in a certain section.”

The federal resume writing class provides essential skills and knowledge to soldiers as they prepare to seek federal employment.

ACS hosts the federal resume writing class every other month at 2494 Ricker Road, Fort Bliss, Texas, where all Department of Defense identification card holders are welcome.