Life after military service can sometimes be a challenge. It doesn’t have to be.

Our Mission + Vision

10 Years of ImpactA future where all individuals and families who serve in defense of our nation are empowered to thrive. Learn more about IVMF.

Find Meaningful Employment

Transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses bring valuable skills and experience to civilian careers. So whether you are looking for no-cost training and professional certifications through Onward to Opportunity or continuing a life of service through our Veterans in Politics Program, you will enter your civilian career path with a leg up on the competition and resources by your side.


Military families have leadership skills, resilience and attention to detail that make them perfect business owners. IVMF offers a series of programs for those with just the beginning of an idea, or those ready to take their business to the next level, at no cost for transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses.

Community Services

When military families return to the communities they call home, they deserve an efficient and supportive team to help them navigate the maze of resources available to them. IVMF works with community providers that streamline the support you need to sustain healthy and productive lives following military service.

Research & Analytics

IVMF programs develop from listening to veterans and their families. A national leader in veteran research and analytics, located within a national research University, IVMF also provides actionable insights enabling other organizations to improve their service to veterans, active military and their families. Our research also helps to inform national policy, enhancing the work government agencies do on behalf of those who served.

Get Started with IVMF

We believe when one person serves, the entire family serves. IVMF is unique in supporting the entire military family unit in every way you can imagine. No more putting it off. It’s time for your next chapter.

Higher Education

Home to the D’Aniello Institute, Syracuse University is consistently ranked among the top private universities by Military Times for being the “best place for veterans.” Learn more about all the resources we have to make undergraduate, graduate and online learning accessible and affordable for all members of the military-connected community.

Mission Posts


Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneur Spotlight: Maria McConville

Maria first heard about IVMF in 2018 at the Association of the United States Army Conference. Maria bumped into a friend working with IVMF at the conference, who asked Maria to sit on a panel for IVMF’s IGNITE. She was floored there was an entire d... Read More ▶


Navigating the Next Phase: Bryan’s Transition from the Navy to Civilian Life with IVMF’s Onward to Opportunity (O2O)

Bryan Silva's narrative is one of evolution, resilience, and the constant pursuit of growth. Originating as an enlisted sailor, he ascended through the Navy's ranks to become a seasoned Naval Officer, guided by a profound dedication to duty and an un... Read More ▶


D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families Announces Acquisition of Bunker Labs.

Today, January 10th, Syracuse University’s D'Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) announced the acquisition of Bunker Labs, an established and respected non-profit organization dedicated to serving veteran and military-spouse... Read More ▶

Onward to opportunity graduate Leshelle Moore.

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”

Military Installation: Fort Carson
Sec+ Graduate
Systems Administrator, Northrop Grumman, Since September 2018

LeShelle Moore-Domesca

Specialist, US Army