Marine for Life Network

Marine For Life Network (M4L) connects transitioning Marines and their family members to education resources, employment opportunities, and other Veterans services that aid in their career and life goals outside of military service.


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The Marine For Life Network offers Marines and family members connections to military-friendly employment, education, and other Veteran and community resources. To connect with our LinkedIn network please visit us on https://www.linkedin.com/company/marine-for-life-network.

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Marine For Life Network

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M4LOps@usmc.mil

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Resources

M4L seeks to provide a resource of connectivity, linkages both to the Marine Corps and to the employment, education, career/technical, and entrepreneurial opportunities that await Marine and their families. Below are resource lists available through the M4L program.

Education Links

Leadership Scholar Program

Providing assistance in accelerating the admission of qualified Marines to four year, not-for-profit, colleges and universities across the nation.

Service to School (S2S)

Veteran founded, non-profit that provides free peer to peer application counseling to active duty and veterans.

Should I Consider Community College?

The practice of completing undergraduate studies (a bachelor’s degree) by attending a community college then transferring to a local college or university to complete the final two years is called the “feeder school trend.”

Student Veterans of America (SVA)

Provides the resources and support initiatives for education and employment. They advocate for veterans military education benefits in front of congress. They also provide Networking opportunities.

Veterans Affairs Benefits

School decision resources such as: Financial, GI Bill Comparison Tool, Guide to Choosing a School, etc.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) for veterans and service-members with a service connected disability. It provides them with an education to obtain employment if approved.

What are the Steps for Marines Who Are Interested in Applying for LSP?

What are the steps for Marines who are interested in applying for LSP and using the program to assist them in their application process?

What Changes Can You Expect with the "Forever G.I. Bill"

Last week, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, known as the “Forever G.I. Bill,” was signed into law. Check out some of the specifics per the Department of Veterans Affairs below:

You Can Make the Most of Your Admissions Process with LSP

The Marine Corps Leader Scholar Program (LSP) provides Marines with assistance in the admission process to colleges and universities across the nation as they transition from active duty to the private sector. Read about one of the LSP's latest success stories.

Employment Links

Boots 2 Business

Boots to Business is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). The curriculum continuum includes steps for evaluating business concepts, the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan and information on SBA resources available to help access start-up capital and additional technical assistance.

Career One Stop

Employment information and inspiration, tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Department of Labor, Gold Card Employment Initiatives for Veterans

Department of Labor, Gold Card Employment Initiatives for Veterans. An eligible veteran can present the Gold Card at his/her local One-Stop Career Center to receive enhanced intensive services including up to six months of follow-up.

Feds Hire Vets

Veterans, transitioning service members, and their families will find this site to be full of resources and information that can assist in finding a Federal career.

Get Started Writing Your Resume Today!

Developing a solid resume takes work, so don’t expect perfection from your first effort. Much like writing a paper, start with an outline and a little messy brainstorming.

Veteran & Community Links

American Legion

The American Legion can assist service members, veterans, and their families with an assortment of benefits to include employment, education, and health resources.

Board of Corrections of Naval Records

Board for Corrections of Naval Records (BCNR) is the Navy’s highest level of administrative review whose mission is to correct errors and remove injustices from Naval records.

From Excavator to Assistant Superintendent

The role of a Marine For Life Representative is to build a strong network of military friendly resources and make connections to Marines in need. This success story shows how the M4L Indianapolis Rep was able to connect a Marine Veteran seeking employment to a local employer seeking a new employee.

Marine Corps League

The Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen, who proudly wear or who have worn the eagle, globe and anchor of the Corps.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)

National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) is a nonprofit organization that provides advice, guidance, and counseling services to help consumers manage their debt.

National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.

Navy Marine Corps Relief Society

Navy Marine Corps Relief Society provides financial counseling and assistance to...

Operation Home Front

Operation Homefront assists military families during difficult financial times by providing financial assistance; for food, auto and home repair, vision care, travel and transportation, moving assistance, essential home items, and much more as needed.

Semper Fi Fund

The Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities.

U.S .Department of Veteran Affairs

Information about the G.I. Bill Education Benefits: all current G.I. Educations Bills, G.I. Bill comparison tool of schools’ tool, G.I. Bill school guide on how to choose a school, On the Job training and  apprenticeship programs, Licensing and recertification test reimbursement pamphlet, How to apply for your GI Bill and access to the application.

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) offers a wide range of assistance programs aimed at helping veterans. Free, professional help filing or appealing a VA claim, offering scholarships for post-secondary education or providing emergency financial relief.

Veterans Service Organization

The Department of Veterans Affairs is responsible for keeping track of the Veterans Service Organization directory.  This directory is home to nonprofit organizations that provide nationwide services and are deemed as trusted resources.

Networking/Transition Resources

This Checklist Will Make School Registration a Breeze
This Checklist Will Make School Registration a Breeze

Follow this checklist from the School Liaison Program and you’ll have everything you need to make your child’s school registration go smoothly.

Think You Don't Need a Financial Plan? Think Again.
Think You Don't Need a Financial Plan? Think Again.

You learned about the importance of a personal financial plan during the Transition Readiness Seminar; now is the time to put it into practice.

The Trick to Negotiating A Civilian Salary
The Trick to Negotiating A Civilian Salary

Find out how to negotiate a civilian salary when your previous one was based on the military pay system.

Must Know Job Search Tips for Transitioning Marines
Must Know Job Search Tips for Transitioning Marines

Finding a civilian job can take a lot of time and effort. Here are 5 great tips to get you started.

How to Apply to College, Devil Dog
How to Apply to College, Devil Dog

You have decided college is your next step after the Marine Corps. Now what? Here are a few helpful suggestions to get you through the process.

Why Community College? Why Not?
Why Community College? Why Not?

Thinking about transitioning out of the Corps? Community college can be a great option to help you achieve your educational goals without breaking the bank.

Should I Tell an Interviewer I'm a Military Spouse?
Should I Tell an Interviewer I'm a Military Spouse?

When it comes to being a Marine spouse, moving every few years is just one of many obstacles you face. Finding a new job each time you relocate is another challenge.

Resume Writing Resources

Six Tips for the Experience Section of Your Resume
Six Tips for the Experience Section of Your Resume

Writing your resume? Take these 6 tips into account as you craft the “Experience” section of your resume.

Six Tips for the Experience Section of Your Resume
Six Tips for the Experience Section of Your Resume

Writing your resume? Take these 6 tips into account as you craft the “Experience” section of your resume.

Seven Resume Mistakes that Might be Holding You Back
Seven Resume Mistakes that Might be Holding You Back

Is your resume is perfect?  Are you sure? We might all be familiar with the basics of writing a resume, but some easy mistakes can disqualify you from the job you’re seeking.  Double check your resume today and get started on landing the job you want.

So What is FMEAP?
So What is FMEAP?

Want to know more about FMEAP? Read what Rebecca Dreier, FMEAP staff member and spouse of a Veteran Marine has to say about the program and what it can do for you

Where There's a Skill, There's a Way
Where There's a Skill, There's a Way

Do you struggle identifying your skills for resume writing, job interviews, or networking? This case study written by a member of the Marine For Life Network can teach you a technique to identify your best skills.

Where There's a Skill, There's a Way
Where There's a Skill, There's a Way

Do you struggle identifying your skills for resume writing, job interviews, or networking? This case study written by a member of the Marine For Life Network can teach you a technique to identify your best skills.

After the Interview...What Next?
After the Interview...What Next?

Every interview is an opportunity to improve your interviewing skills. Ask yourself these key questions after every interview to gain insights into your interview techniques.

Networking 101: Where Do You Go?
Networking 101: Where Do You Go?

You’ve heard it time and again: networking is the key to career success. 80% of jobs are now found through networking. But where to start?  

Basic Competencies
Basic Competencies
Get Started Writing Your Resume Today!
Get Started Writing Your Resume Today!

Developing a solid resume takes work, so don’t expect perfection from your first effort. Much like writing a paper, start with an outline and a little messy brainstorming.

4 Tips for Writing Your Federal Resume
4 Tips for Writing Your Federal Resume

Did you know that federal jobs require a unique style of resume? Here are our top tips for crafting a federal resume that is sure to get you noticed for all the right reasons.

What's the Best Resume Format for You?
What's the Best Resume Format for You?

Not sure which resume format you should choose for your next job application? Here’s a brief overview of common resume types to get you started.

What are Credentials and Why Do You Need Them, Marine Spouse?
What are Credentials and Why Do You Need Them, Marine Spouse?

Keep hearing about “credentials,” but not sure what they are or why they are important to you? Read our article to learn more.

Finding a Mentor as a Marine Spouse
Finding a Mentor as a Marine Spouse

You know a mentor is key to advancing in your career, but as a Marine spouse where do you find a mentor to provide career guidance, advice and support? Here are 6 places to start your search.  

Marines, Don't Make These Common Resume Mistakes
Marines, Don't Make These Common Resume Mistakes

Your resume is often the first impression you will make on an organization. It’s important to communicate your experience as quickly and clearly as possible.

Everything You Need to Know About the Marine For Life Network
Everything You Need to Know About the Marine For Life Network

Did you know that 80% of jobs are found through networking? Marine for Life facilitates networking through two lines of effort: virtual and face-to-face communication.  

How to Pull Your Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET)
How to Pull Your Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET)

A step by step guide to accessing your VMET, which provides an overview of your military experience and training.

Choosing Your Professional References
Choosing Your Professional References

References are an important part of the job search process, but they can often be an afterthought. Failure to prepare references ahead of time can result in the loss of a potential job offer.


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