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

USO Transition Specialists can help develop a personalized Action Plan and help you take full advantage of services and resources that are the best fit for you and your spouse 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:

  • Employment
  • Education - Including leading online learning platforms like Skillsoft, IBM SkillsBuild and Coursera as well as the new 8-week course “Making Your Military Transition a Transformation”
  • Financial readiness
  • Mentorship
  • 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 up to 6 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

Events

  • Oct 20th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Education Kickstart with the USO

    Virtual Worldwide

    Are you preparing for a career change, interested in re-skilling, or adding a valuable certification to your resume? Join the USO Transition team for an orientation session highlighting the many free education opportunities & learning pathways available through the USO.

    Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Oct 19th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    VA Home Loan Workshop

    Virtual Worldwide

    Have questions about your VA Home Loan Benefits? Join the USO as we bring in the experts to assist! Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Oct 14th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Mastering LinkedIn Workshop

    Virtual Worldwide

    Looking for answers as you navigate your career journey? Join the USO for the ever-popular Mastering LinkedIn workshop. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Oct 13th, 2021 12:00 PM EDT (1200Q)

    FBI Jobs Information Session

    Virtual Worldwide

    Want to be a part of something big? Join the USO and FBI recruiters for this virtual information session and start mapping your new career! Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Oct 12th, 2021 1:00 PM EDT (1300Q)

    Building a Federal Resume

    Virtual Worldwide

    Want to learn more about the federal employment process? Join the USO Transition team and a seasoned federal recruiter to learn more. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Oct 12th, 2021 12:00 PM EDT (1200Q)

    Education Roadmap Series: Video Gaming Careers

    Virtual Worldwide

    Interested in making gaming your profession? Join the USO and Southern New Hampshire University for an interactive event! Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Sep 28th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Navigating VA Home Loans

    Virtual Worldwide

    Have questions about your VA Home Loan Benefits? Join the USO as we bring in the experts to assist! Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Sep 23rd, 2021 4:00 PM EDT (1600Q)

    Transition to the Trades with Lowe's

    Virtual Worldwide

    Work doesn’t have to be a grind! Come learn first-hand from about starting your own business in the Skilled Trades with guest speaker William Reardon, President and Founder of Reliable Services USA. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Sep 16th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Marathon Petroleum - Energize Your Skills, Your Experience, Your Future!

    Virtual Worldwide

    Want to learn more about a career with Marathon Petroleum? Join the USO and Marathon Petroleum for an exciting information session. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Sep 16th, 2021 11:00 AM EDT (1100Q)

    Mastering LinkedIn Workshop

    Virtual Worldwide

    Looking for answers as you navigate your career journey? Join the USO for the ever-popular Mastering LinkedIn workshop. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Sep 14th, 2021 1:00 PM EDT (1300Q)

    Building a Federal Resume

    Virtual Worldwide

    Want to learn more about the federal employment process? Join the USO Transition team and a seasoned federal recruiter to learn more. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Sep 9th, 2021 12:00 PM EDT (1200Q)

    Education Roadmap Series: Service to Student

    Virtual Worldwide

    Are you a military spouse thinking about advancing your education? Join the USO and Southern New Hampshire University for an interactive event! Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Sep 8th, 2021 4:00 PM EDT (1600Q)

    FBI Jobs Information Session

    Virtual Worldwide

    Want to be a part of something big? Join the USO and FBI recruiters for this virtual information session and start mapping your new career! Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Aug 25th, 2021 11:00 AM EDT (1100Q)

    VA Home Loan Workshop

    Virtual Worldwide

    Have questions about your VA Home Loan Benefits? Join the USO as we bring in the experts to assist! Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Aug 24th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Careers in Cybersecurity: Information Session

    Virtual Worldwide

    Curious about careers in the cybersecurity industry? Join the USO for an information session. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Aug 20th, 2021 12:00 PM EDT (1200Q)

    “Making Your Military Transition a Transformation” Course Launch Party

    Virtual Worldwide

    Ready to take hold of your military transition? The USO has teamed up with Coursera and Cory Boatwright to offer a course designed just for YOU! Join us to celebrate & learn more. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Aug 19th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Mastering LinkedIn Workshop

    Virtual Worldwide

    Looking for answers as you navigate your career journey? Join the USO for the ever-popular Mastering LinkedIn workshop. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Aug 19th, 2021 12:00 PM EDT (1200Q)

    Get to Know SkillBridge

    Virtual Worldwide

    Join USO Transitions, Onward to Opportunity, and DOD SkillBridge program coordinators for an informative session. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Aug 18th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Transition to the Trades with Lowe's

    Virtual Worldwide

    Work doesn’t have to be a grind! Come learn first-hand from an expert in the small engine repair/mechanic field and learn more about the tool rental program. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Aug 18th, 2021 12:00 PM EDT (1200Q)

    Transition Talk: Filing a VA Claim

    Virtual Worldwide

    Join USO Transitions for this information session covering VA Benefits. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Aug 11th, 2021 4:00 PM EDT (1600Q)

    FBI Jobs Information Session

    Virtual Worldwide

    Want to be a part of something big? Join the USO and FBI recruiters for this virtual information session and start mapping your new career! Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Aug 10th, 2021 1:00 PM EDT (1300Q)

    Building a Federal Resume

    Virtual Worldwide

    Want to learn more about the federal employment process? Join the USO Transition team and a seasoned federal recruiter to learn more. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Aug 5th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Mastering LinkedIn Workshop: Ask Mike Edition

    Virtual Worldwide

    Looking for answers as you navigate your career journey? Join the USO for a special “Ask Mike” Edition of the ever-popular Mastering LinkedIn workshop. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees who are registered with the USO’s Pathfinder Transition program.

  • Jul 27th, 2021 1:00 PM EDT (1300Q)

    Building a Federal Resume

    Virtual Worldwide

    Want to learn more about the federal employment process? Join the USO Transition team and a seasoned federal recruiter to learn more. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Jul 27th, 2021 11:00 AM EDT (1100Q)

    Navigating VA Home Loans

    Virtual Worldwide

    Have questions about your VA Home Loan Benefits? Join the USO as we bring in the experts to assist! Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Jul 21st, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Building Your Next Career: Take Your Talents Where They Are Valued

    Virtual Worldwide

    Want to learn more about a career with Marathon Petroleum? Join the USO and Marathon Petroleum for an exciting information session. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Jul 15th, 2021 11:00 AM EDT (1100Q)

    Mastering LinkedIn Workshop

    Virtual Worldwide

    Looking for answers as you navigate your career journey? Join the USO for the ever-popular Mastering LinkedIn workshop. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Jul 14th, 2021 4:00 PM EDT (1600Q)

    FBI Jobs Information Session

    Virtual Worldwide

    Want to be a part of something big? Join the USO and FBI recruiters for this virtual information session and start mapping your new career! Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Jun 24th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Mastering LinkedIn Workshop

    Virtual Worldwide

    Looking for answers as you navigate your career journey? Join the USO for the ever-popular Mastering LinkedIn workshop. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Jun 22nd, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    VA Home Loan Workshop

    Virtual Worldwide

    Have questions about your VA Home Loan Benefits? Join the USO as we bring in the experts to assist! Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Jun 22nd, 2021 1:00 PM EDT (1300Q)

    Building a Federal Resume

    Virtual Worldwide

    Want to learn more about the federal employment process? Join the USO Transition team and a seasoned federal recruiter to learn more. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Jun 10th, 2021 11:00 AM EDT (1100Q)

    Mastering LinkedIn Workshop: Ask Mike Edition

    Virtual Worldwide

    Looking for answers as you navigate your career journey? Join the USO for a special “Ask Mike” Edition of the ever-popular Mastering LinkedIn workshop. Open to those registered with the USO Pathfinder Transition program.

  • Jun 9th, 2021 4:00 PM EDT (1600Q)

    FBI Jobs Information Session

    Virtual Worldwide

    Want to be a part of something big? Join the USO and FBI recruiters for this virtual information session and start mapping your new career! Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Jun 8th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Financial Readiness Workshop: Preparing for Military Retirement

    Virtual Worldwide

    Are you retiring soon? Join the USO & Prudential Pathways for The Way Forward: Preparing for Military Retirement. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, national Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Jun 4th, 2021 2:00 PM EDT (1400Q)

    USO + Coursera Launch Party

    Virtual Worldwide

    Ready to launch a new career? Join the USO and Coursera to learn more about our partnership to provide FREE Professional Certificate courses to service members and military spouses! Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • May 27th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Mastering LinkedIn Workshop

    Virtual Worldwide

    Looking for answers as you navigate your career journey? Join the USO for the ever-popular Mastering LinkedIn workshop. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • May 26th, 2021 12:00 PM EDT (1200Q)

    Education Roadmap Series: Higher Ed for Military Spouses

    Virtual Worldwide

    Are you a military spouse thinking about advancing your education? Join the USO and Southern New Hampshire University for an interactive event! Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • May 25th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Navigating VA Home Loans

    Virtual Worldwide

    Have questions about your VA Home Loan Benefits? Join the USO as we bring in the experts to assist! Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • May 20th, 2021 11:00 AM EDT (1100Q)

    Mastering LinkedIn Workshop

    Virtual Worldwide

    Looking for answers as you navigate your career journey? Join the USO for the ever-popular Mastering LinkedIn workshop. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • May 4th, 2021 1:00 PM EDT (1300Q)

    Building a Federal Resume: MilSpouse Edition

    Virtual Worldwide

    Are you a military spouse wanting to learn more about the federal employment process? Join the USO Transition team and a Lead Human Resource Specialist to learn more. Designed specifically for military spouses, but open to Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees as well.

  • Apr 29th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Mastering LinkedIn Workshop

    Virtual Worldwide

    Looking for answers as you navigate your career journey? Join the USO for the ever-popular Mastering LinkedIn workshop. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Apr 28th, 2021 12:00 PM EDT (1200Q)

    Transition Talk: Filing a VA Claim

    Virtual Worldwide

    Join USO Transitions for this information session covering VA Benefits. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Apr 22nd, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Information Session with Marathon Petroleum

    Virtual Worldwide

    Want to learn more about a career with Marathon Petroleum? Join the USO and Marathon Petroleum for an exciting information session. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Apr 21st, 2021 11:00 AM EDT (1100Q)

    VA Home Loan Workshop

    Virtual Worldwide

    Have questions about your VA Home Loan Benefits? Join the USO as we bring in the experts to assist! Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Apr 20th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Financial Readiness Workshop: Financial Wellness for Military Families

    Virtual Worldwide

    Are you financially ready for what the future holds? Join the USO & Prudential Pathways for The Way Forward: Financial Wellness for Military Families. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, national Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Apr 8th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Mastering LinkedIn: Ask Mike Edition

    Virtual Worldwide

    Looking for answers as you navigate your career journey? Join the USO for a special “Ask Mike” Edition of the ever-popular Mastering LinkedIn workshop. Open to those registered with the USO Pathfinder Transition program.

  • Apr 8th, 2021 12:00 PM EDT (1200Q)

    Transition Talk: Get to Know SkillBridge

    Virtual Worldwide

    Join USO Transitions, Onward to Opportunity, and DOD SkillBridge program coordinators for an informative session. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Mar 31st, 2021 4:00 PM EDT (1600Q)

    Financial Readiness Workshop: Managing Career Change

    Virtual Worldwide

    Are you financially ready for what the future holds? Join the USO for a Financial Readiness: Managing Career Change Workshop. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, national Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Mar 30th, 2021 11:00 AM EDT (1100Q)

    Navigating VA Home Loans

    Virtual Worldwide

    Have questions about your VA Home Loan Benefits? Join the USO as we bring in the experts to assist!  Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Mar 25th, 2021 12:00 PM EDT (1200Q)

    Transition Talk: Building a Federal Resume

    Virtual Worldwide

    Want to learn more about the federal employment process? Join the USO Transition team and a seasoned federal recruiter to learn more. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Mar 24th, 2021 11:00 AM EDT (1100Q)

    Mastering LinkedIn Workshop

    Virtual Worldwide

    Looking for answers as you navigate your career journey? Join the USO for the ever-popular Mastering LinkedIn workshop. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Mar 4th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    VA Home Loan Workshop

    Virtual Worldwide

    Have questions about your VA Home Loan Benefits? Join the USO as we bring in the experts to assist! Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Mar 3rd, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Mastering LinkedIn Workshop

    Virtual Worldwide

    Looking for answers as you navigate your career journey? Join the USO for the ever-popular Mastering LinkedIn workshop. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Oct 19th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    VA Home Loan Workshop

    Virtual Worldwide

    Have questions about your VA Home Loan Benefits? Join the USO as we bring in the experts to assist! Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Oct 20th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Education Kickstart with the USO

    Virtual Worldwide

    Are you preparing for a career change, interested in re-skilling, or adding a valuable certification to your resume? Join the USO Transition team for an orientation session highlighting the many free education opportunities & learning pathways available through the USO.

    Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Oct 28th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Lowe's Transition to the Trades: Technology in the Trades

    Virtual Worldwide

    Work doesn’t have to be a grind! Come learn first-hand about technology in the trades industry with guest speaker Brett Worthington, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Frontdoor, Inc. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Nov 3rd, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    USO Career Kickstart featuring Marathon Petroleum

    Virtual Worldwide

    Not sure which career path might be right for you? Join us a for a free webinar to learn about the many employment opportunities within the energy industry. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Nov 4th, 2021 11:00 AM EDT (1100Q)

    Mastering LinkedIn Workshop: Ask Mike Edition

    Virtual Worldwide

    Looking for answers as you navigate your career journey? Join the USO for a special “Ask Mike” Edition of the ever-popular Mastering LinkedIn workshop. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees who are registered with the USO’s Pathfinder Transition program.

  • Nov 12th, 2021 11:00 AM EDT (1100Q)

    Education Kickstart with the USO

    Virtual Worldwide

    Are you preparing for a career change, interested in re-skilling, or adding a valuable certification to your resume? Join the USO Transition team for an orientation session highlighting the many free education opportunities & learning pathways available through the USO. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Nov 15th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Mastering LinkedIn Workshop

    Virtual Worldwide

    Looking for answers as you navigate your career journey? Join the USO for the ever-popular Mastering LinkedIn workshop. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Nov 16th, 2021 11:00 AM EDT (1100Q)

    Navigating VA Home Loans

    Virtual Worldwide

    Have questions about your VA Home Loan Benefits? Join the USO as we bring in the experts to assist! Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Nov 16th, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

    Building a Federal Resume

    Virtual Worldwide

    Want to learn more about the federal employment process? Join the USO Transition team and a seasoned federal recruiter to learn more. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Nov 17th, 2021 12:00 PM EDT (1200Q)

    Transition Talk: Filing a VA Claim

    Virtual Worldwide

    Join USO Transitions for this information session covering VA Benefits. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Nov 17th, 2021 4:00 PM EDT (1600Q)

    FBI Jobs Information Session

    Virtual Worldwide

    Want to be a part of something big? Join the USO and FBI recruiters for this virtual information session and start mapping your new career! Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.

  • Nov 18th, 2021 12:00 PM EDT (1200Q)

    Get to Know SkillBridge

    Virtual Worldwide

    Join USO Transitions, Onward to Opportunity, and DOD SkillBridge program coordinators for an informative session. Open to Active Duty, military spouses, National Guard, Reservists, and recently separated veterans/retirees.