For many Service members, transitioning from the structured life of the military, and sometimes a combat zone, to civilian life can be difficult. What can we do to support their efforts to accomplish their goals after they hang up the inform?

Phil Gore serves as Director of Military Education Outreach and Success at Armstrong State University, where he supports military students to ensure they accomplish their academic and professional goals. He is a Certified Veterans Service Provider and holds certifications from the DOD Center for Deployment Psychology, the National Council for Behavioral Health, and the DOL’s National Veterans Training Institute. The Council on Adult and Experiential Learning has also certified him as a Career and Education Advisor. Gore is an Army veteran who has navigated the VA benefits systems, giving him first-hand knowledge of the transition process.