MOAA’s Transition Guide 2023: Tools You Can Use

MOAA’s Transition Guide 2023: Tools You Can Use
Capt. Pat Williams, USN (Ret), MOAA’s program director for Engagement and Transition Services, reviews a résumé during a MOAA networking event Nov. 2 at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va. (Photo by Mike Morones/MOAA)

Note: This article by MOAA staff is part of MOAA’s Transition Guide 2023, which first appeared in the December 2022 issue of Military Officer, a magazine available to all MOAA Premium and Life members. Learn more about the magazine here; learn more about joining MOAA here.


Thanks to The MOAA Foundation, MOAA’s career transition consultants support uniformed servicemembers, veterans, mil­itary spouses, and surviving spouses with making sound career and life decisions.


Now these award-winning programs are being shared directly at select military installations worldwide through the Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOLVETS) Employment Navigator and Part­nership Pilot (ENPP). Initiated by DOL to assist transitioning servicemembers and their spouses by leveraging the services and expertise of the many non-governmental organizations, the pilot affords MOAA the opportunity to deliver valu­able career assistance information and resources through seminars, workshops, webinars, and virtual career fair events with the transitioning uniformed services community.


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Seminars and workshops. These interactive ses­sions are designed to help you activate a resilient mindset that will serve you throughout the ups and downs of your transition (and any other life circumstance). With guidance from MOAA ex­perts, you will learn how to:

  • Build a stronger and broader network to accel­erate your job search.
  • Maximize your self-marketing tools, including your résumé and LinkedIn profile.
  • Understand and take advantage of your TRICARE and VA benefits.
  • Prepare for your next interview, or your next salary and benefits negotiation.


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Webinars. MOAA’s Transition Center regularly presents educational webinars offering in-depth analysis on finance and benefits, valuable advice on careers and transitioning, and information on your earned veteran benefits. You name the topic, we probably have a webinar on that. Find the MOAA archived productions at this link. (Note: Some webinars are available after initial broadcast to Premium and Life Members only.)


Networking and hiring events. MOAA offers a variety of in-person and virtual professional development and networking/hiring events. These are great opportunities to get connected with industry executives, talent acquisition professionals, hiring managers, and resource specialists.  


Federal job resources. If you are considering civil service, see for information on working for the government.


Resources for Military Spouses

Thanks to the generous support from The MOAA Foundation, MOAA has a series of transition re­sources available to all military spouses:


Maximize MOAA Membership Benefits

MOAA members have access to a full suite of benefits, including several options to help you with your career transition. Our award-winning team of experts provides these personalized services for Premium and Life members:

  • Get a jump-start on the competition through a career consultation session, professional résumé critique, and LinkedIn profile review. Email for more.
  • Get your questions answered. Contact MOAA’s health care, financial education, and military/ veterans benefits experts at


Stay up-to-date with the latest career news and tips at, which now includes archived guidance organized by sub­ject along with the latest transition news, event updates, members-only materials, and more information.


So, what are you waiting for? Whether transi­tioning from uniformed service, finding employ­ment, or taking advantage of your earned benefits, let MOAA’s team of experts guide your journey with trusted advice and decisional support.


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