Military Executive Transition Program

Today's civilian job market is highly competitive and demands well-prepared, thoughtful individuals, able to stand out from their military and civilian competition. Leadership experience alone will not automatically open employers' doors to you, so it is critical to develop a comprehensive strategy to land the right job and achieve early success in your new position.

Many traditional transition courses devote most of the curriculum to resume-writing, interviewing skills and acquiring a business wardrobe. In fact, effective military to civilian transition is a far more complex process and includes many other components you will need to understand in order to adapt to a new culture and new way of doing business. The better prepared you are, the more likely you will find a rewarding civilian career to match your personal and professional aspirations.

The Military Executive Transition (MET) program is a workshop geared toward preparing military leaders for civilian career success.

[2024 MET DATES: Aug. 28 (Alexandria, Va.)]

The workshop will focus on key aspects of a successful military-to-civilian transition for military leaders and for Veterans looking for advancement in the civilian careers, including :

  • Cultural component of the transition into civilian life.
  • Building a stronger and broader network to accelerate your job search and professional success.
  • Strategies for using recruiters and the opportunity for a group discussion with an experienced executive recruiter.
  • Identifying mentors and developing professional relationships.
  • Key lessons designed to engender success during the first three months in your new position.
  • The opportunity to participate in a simulated human resources interview.
  • A moderated panel of your successfully-transitioned colleagues who are now either self-employed or working in the public, private, nonprofit and academic sectors. 


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Event information

Registration costs range depending on MOAA Membership level. For in-person events:

  • $175 for non-members and BASIC Members
  • $125 for PREMIUM Members
  • $75 for LIFE Members


For virtual events:

  • Basic and Non-Members: $75
  • PREMIUM Members: $30
  • LIFE Members: $15


A continental breakfast, catered lunch, and professional LinkedIn profile photos are included in the registration fee. Business attire is recommended.

Questions? Email Please include your full name, the date you are interested in attending, your daytime phone number, and your MOAA membership number (if applicable).