Transitioning to Civilian Life Gets a Little Easier for Veterans

The Department of Defense has announced a new program, Transition Goals Plan Success (or Transition GPS), to help troops adjust to civilian life. Replacing the 20-year-old Transition Assistance Program (TAP), Transition GPS consists of a weeklong interactive class, whereas TAP was only two to four hours. The curriculum of Transition GPS covers financial planning, veterans benefits and employment. Transition GPS also includes individual counseling and career-specific information.

This program will definitely be an improvement over the previous one, and is a good sign that the government is more aware of the challenges veterans face and what should be done to help them transition to civilian life.

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