USO Pathfinder® Transition Program
USO COVID-19 Response: In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, our USO Pathfinder® Transition Program locations are strictly adhering to guidance from military installation commands and abiding by CDC guidance on health safety practices regarding center operations.
We remain steadfast in our mission to support transitioning service members and military spouses. There have been minimal disruptions to one-on-one USO Pathfinder services, as we have shifted Transition Specialist meetings to virtual delivery. Program registration remains open with no disruptions to that process.
The USO Pathfinder® Transition Program extends the USO experience to active duty, Reserve, National Guard and military spouses by offering professional development services throughout the duration of the service member or military spouse’s career, as well as when they transition out of the military and settle into their new communities.
Want to be better prepared for future success before transitioning from the military? Are you a military spouse looking for new opportunities? Connect with a USO Transition Specialist to develop a personalized Action Plan and to take full advantage of services and resources that are the best fit for you and your family in your new community.
How It Works
The USO Pathfinder Transition Program works with strategic partners to connect service members and military spouses to resources through a holistic approach, focusing on:
- Financial readiness
- Increased access to relevant veterans’ benefits in their communities
Through the creation of an individualized action plan, USO Transition Specialists collaborate with individuals to identify their personal and professional goals and build a roadmap to achieving them, while also identifying services and resources that are the best fit for their needs. This program offers support to service members even 12 months after they have officially left service, providing them with resources well along their journey to civilian life.
USO Transition Specialists provide these free services through one on-one support (either virtually, or in person) and help military families create a plan for success now – and for the future.
“[The USO] truly, genuinely cares about everybody that comes through those doors. It’s because of them that I got the job.” - Kristin Rogers, U.S. Army Veteran and USO Pathfinder Transition Program Participant
Read About USO Pathfinder Success Stories
Feb 27, 2020
How One Soldier Paved a Path to Life Beyond the Military with USO Pathfinder®
Finding a job after the military can be a stressful and challenging experience for service members who are unfamiliar with the civilian workplace. Luckily for one Army soldier, the USO Pathfinder program was there to help him navigate the process.
Jul 21, 2020
How These Transitioning Veterans and Military Spouses Used USO Pathfinder® and Google to Find Success
Service members and military spouses often struggle to find employment beyond the military, despite being highly-qualified. Here's how the USO, in partnership with Google, is equipping veterans with the necessary skills to find a job.