The Problem

150,000+ service members exit the military every year.

Unfortunately, 30 years of research data show that we military service members perform poorly in our first two years following military transition.

Examples Include:

We Job Hop

We Have Stress, Anxiety, and Poor Health Measures

We Have Low Post-Military Graduation Rates

Why This is Happening

Poor outcomes are the result of a poorly structured military transition system.


Since 1991, the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) has been our nation’s program of record. The program’s foundational flaw is that it implies the military and private sector environments are “substantially similar.”

Evidence of this claim are the messages we service members have been told for the past 30 years. The system and associated stakeholders continues telling us we’ll be successful in post-military employment if we:

  • Translate Our Skills
  • Network
  • Build a Resume
  • Interview Well

Why This System Doesn't Work

Lack of Awareness and Motivation

As military service members, we believe we’ll be “good to go” since we’ve been told the the military and private sector environments are “substantially similar.” If we’re “good to go” there’s no awareness or motivation to make the necessary changes we need to make to be successful, so tend to push off transition-related preparation until the end of our active duty time.

As a result, our stress begins to exponentially climb the closer we get to our military transition date. With peak stress comes the following predictable behaviors: poor decision making, loss of confidence, and individual and familial distress.

Lack of Tools and Preparation

Because the current military transition system was designed on the “substantially similar” model, we military service members will lack the necessary tools we need to flourish in the different private sector environment.

Lacking the proper tools is just part of the challenge, however. Because we lack the necessary tools to integrate well into the private sector, it only makes sense that we are also lacking in preparation for how to apply our talents to private sector companies. For example, lacking preparation can be captured in the following gaps: not understanding the differences between the military and private sector, how companies are organized, how companies make money, and how a role we seek aid the profit-making enterprise.


Step #1—We Need to Acknowledge the Obvious

To solve the chronic military transition crisis, it helps if we military service members acknowledge that the military and private sector environments are vastly different. As a result, we’ll have gaps that need to be filled in order to be successful in post-military, private sector employment.

Step 2—Enter Our PreVeteran Military Transition 2.0 System

Enter our PreVeteran Military Transition 2.0 System through our 5-week, cohort-based Employment Prep Course (EPC) that takes place 3X per year (Spring, Summer, and Fall).

The EPC was purposefully designed to provide the us with the individual tools to be aware of, then begin filling, those employment-related gaps. Armed with these individual tools, we begin regaining our individual autonomy, which leads to gaining an awareness of and confidence in understanding the private sector environment from the employer’s vantage point.

Ah, but there’s more. 😎

After completing the EPC, we’re accepted into the PreVeteran Alumni Community where we gain access to additional training and support so we can be optimized for our post-military lives.


Join Our 2.0 System and You'll:

Make More Money

Be Happier, Healthier, and More Confident


Enjoying your last years of service

You’ve spent some of the best years of your life in the military. The last thing you want to do is be so stressed out and so busy in your last 12-18 months that you don’t have time to reflect on your career, continue contributing to the mission, and enjoy relationships you’ve forged over your career.

Our 2.0 system gives you a model to lean into for all of your transition needs—in all domains. Yes, it will still take work but the energy you put forth will be efficient and effective, thereby leaving you time to enjoy closing out your career in the right way.

Meeting your and your family’s needs

Your family has been your rock throughout your military career and we know that you worry about being able to meet their needs when you leave the military. It’s only natural that you feel this way because the military and private sector environments are so different.

When you enter our 2.0 system, you’ll incrementally become more familiar with and comfortable in the private sector environment. Once that happens, you’ll begin seeing real and tangible process toward meeting your and your family’s needs.

Replacing the Stress You Feel Now With Confidence

Right now we know you’re stressed because you can’t see a clear path from where you are now to where you need to be post-military. Oftentimes this stress is caused by a wide range of emotions that you feel from day to day. For example, one day you feel invincible and you’ll be convinced that you’ll be successful in your post-military life while the next day you can’t see the path forward and feel vulnerable regarding your post-military life.

Our 2.0 system is all about giving you the confidence and competence in the private sector environment through deliberate training and exercises you’ll iterate frequently. The more you exercise these new muscles, the more competent you’ll become. We believe in confidence through competence.

Finding the Right Job & Getting Paid More Money

We know that money isn’t everything but it’s critical to ensure you’re meeting your and your family’s needs in the future. Plus, you have a lot of great skills and experience—don’t you want to be compensated properly for this expertise?

As part of our 2.0 system, we have a “Negotiate the Highest-Possible Salary & Benefits” course that’s included in this soup-to-nuts training ecosystem. On average, students that have been through this training have successfully negotiated an additional $17,000 in salary and benefits above their first extended offer.


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