As you approach your separation or retirement, you will be provided with a wealth of information from colleagues, briefings, computer-based training, and your federally-mandated Transition Assistance Program course. In fact, not only will you receive more information regarding your federal and state-level benefits than the average person can hope to retain, you will also likely be provided with an abundance of conflicting and incorrect information. At the end of the day, it is your responsibility to be knowledgeable about the benefits that are available to you by virtue of your service.
Not too long ago, I wrote a short article for LinkedIn titled, “Why I’m Never Going Back to the VFW.” In the piece, I outlined my less-than-favorable experience with a local VFW post and the reasons why I wasn’t planning on continued attendance. I had no idea the firestorm it would ignite. Overall, I received … Read more