The Marine Corps has announced its new relicensing fee reimbursement program for spouses, authorized by the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA allows military branches to reimburse service members for occupational relicensing and recertification expenses incurred by their spouses due to a permanent change of station (PCS) to a new state.
Effective July 31, 2017, the Transition Readiness Program (TRP) became a Critical Or Requiring Evaluation (CORE) Functional Area with the Inspector General Marine Corps (IGMC). TRP shall now be an area of focus of all command inspections.
Everything you need to know about the new blended retirement system.
Financial stress of the holidays prompts many families to seek additional sources of income. Frequent moves can make it tough for a Marine spouse to secure satisfying work. Portable careers can be a great career path for some Marine spouses. Portable (or remote) careers are on the rise with 43 percent of U.S workers working at least occasionally remotely from 2017 (Flexjobs.com, 2017). Here are three resources to get you started in your search for a portable career.
Dust off those cobwebs and do some spring cleaning for your career!
Wondering How to Change your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Contributions?
As Marines approach the transition to civilian life, they have a lot to consider. Not only do they have to determine what to do in their civilian careers, but also how to get on the path to that career. One of the programs that can help do that is the DoD SkillBridge program.
It can be easy to lose confidence while you’re searching for a job, especially if your search has lasted a while. Consider applying these tips to build confidence during your job search.
Recently the Marine for Life Network and local Marine for Life (M4L) representative helped a retired Marine Colonel Russ Mantzel land a position with Booz Allen as a Strategy Consultant in Texas. Col Russ Mantzel retired in June 2018 and relocated to San Antonio, TX.
Mentor. Coach. Guide. Counselor. Teacher. Instructor. Adviser. The word “mentor” has a lot of meanings, whether you’re looking it up in the dictionary or asking what it might mean to you personally. So how do you settle on one term? Let’s look at the different types of mentoring and how they could apply to you as a Marine or a Marine spouse.