Soldier for Life

Friday, November 8, 2019

What is it?

The Soldier for Life program engages and connects U.S. Army, government, and non-government organizations to influence policies, programs, and services that support Soldiers, veterans and families.

Soldier for Life program builds sustainable relationships and outcomes and reinforces the Soldier for Life mindset throughout the entirety of the Soldier lifecycle.

What are the current and past efforts of the Army?

Soldier for Life program was established in 2012 as an initiative of the chief of staff of the Army. This program was designed to help reduce the growing number of unemployed veterans. The program focuses on ensuring that Soldiers, veterans, and families have awareness of -- and access to -- the services and opportunities provided by the Army's external stakeholders:

  • Private organizations
  • Government
  • Non-profits
  • Institutes of higher learning

Through aggressive networking, research, and personal interaction with various groups, agencies, and organizations, the Soldier for Life program:

  • Identifies and shares best practices between government and non-government agencies and to Army leaders to help the service members and their families to build successful Army careers both in and out of uniform.

  • Coordinates directly with the United States Army Reserve Public/Private Partnership office (P3O) and the Army National Guard office to take advantage of each component's unique capabilities and close the gap between programs.

  • Provides complimentary support within identified communities, in close coordination with United States Army Recruiting Command.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned?

Soldier for Life continues to build sustainable relationships to find and bring awareness of opportunities for Soldiers, veterans, and Families.

Army's latest effort to help bridge the information gap is the newly released Soldier for Life podcast series. The brief episodes, approximately 20 minutes in length, are filled with valuable information for the Army Family.

Why is this important to the Army?

Soldier for Life program helps to enforce that a Soldier is a "Soldier for Life".

The program leverages the Army network and centers of influence to link Soldiers, veterans, and families to appropriate governmental and non-governmental programs and opportunities. Soldier for Life informs Soldiers, veterans, and Families of available opportunities through social media, organizational engagement, traditional media, and coordination with Army touchpoints.

Resources:

Soldier for Life on social media: @CSASoldier4Life

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Events

June 1- Nov. 30: Hurricane Season | Visit U.S. Army Humanitarian Relief

November 2019

National Native American Heritage Month - Visit American Indians in the U.S. Army

Military Family Month: - Visit Army Families

Nov. 11: Veterans Day - Visit Soldier for Life

Focus Quote for the Day

The Army is about people. I'm talking about our Soldiers, our families, the Department of Army Civilians and our Soldier for Life, our retired Soldiers and veterans who all contribute to making us the world's greatest Army.

- Gen. James C. McConville, Chief of Staff the Army

STAND-TO!

STAND-TO! is an information paper-based web platform that supports the U.S. Army’s strategic communication objectives.

The information papers -- written, approved and submitted by the Army agencies -- provide a broad, objective view of the Army’s current operations, doctrine and programs. The "Today’s Focus" topics highlight Army Staff initiatives and support Army wide strategic-level issues.

All published editions are sent to subscribers via email and archived daily in the STAND-TO! Archives.

STAND-TO! falls under the management of the Online and Social Media Division (OSMD) in the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (OCPA).

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