In service to those who have served.


Our Mission + Vision

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

Career Training

The dedication and discipline of military service make you an ideal candidate for many employers. Leverage all that IVMF’s Onward to Opportunity (O2O) career training has to offer to make that next chapter a reality. Discover your new career path with O2O and you’ll be on the road to civilian success.

Entrepreneurship

IVMF Entrepreneurship programs can help you in every phase of the life of your business. From ideation to start-up to growth, you’ll find the coursework and resources to jump-start your business here.

Community Services

IVMF’s AmericaServes community-based service program can deliver the services and support that you need to get on your feet and hit the ground running. Find out how AmericaServes can help you when you need it most.

Research & Analytics

IVMF is a national leader in providing the research and data that can help our veterans, active military and their families be successful in their post-service lives. Dig in and use our research and data to better serve those who have served.

Apply

Every great journey starts by taking the first step. Use our website to research potential paths and then connect with our admissions team and you’re on your way. If you need advice and help along the way, we’re here for you.

Higher Education

Syracuse is designated as the 2021 Military Times #3 Private School for Veterans. With Yellow Ribbon, Post 9/11 GI Bill students can receive additional funding so that 100% of their required tuition and fees will be covered. Learn more about Syracuse University.

Mission Posts


7.30.21

Reflections on Veteran Entrepreneurship From One of IVMF’s First Employees Mirza Tihic


Mirza Tihic was a member of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families from the beginning. However, his path to Central New York began in 1992 after leaving Bosnia for Croatia and later Germany. He said he was fortunate to escape when he did, b... Read More ▶

3.31.21

IVMF 10-Year Anniversary


The Institute for Veterans and Military Families has been easing the transition to post-service life for a decade.... Read More ▶

7.07.21

Learning, Listening, and Supporting LGBTQ+ Veterans and Military Families


The IVMF and Modern Military Association of America discuss the historical and present challenges faced by LGBTQ+ veterans and their families from "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and how we can support them. Watch the discussion below. ... 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