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 intensive training, networking and resources at no cost for transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses to support you on your entrepreneurial journey.

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 care, resources and services available to them. The IVMF’s AmericaServes program gets community providers working together to streamline the help you need to sustain healthy and productive, stable 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


10 Gems for Military-Connected Entrepreneurs on Their Business Journeys

Erinn Roth, owner of Mrs. Jo’s Petite Eats Patisserie and Café, attended the IVMF’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) program and focused on the hospitality industry. She kept making connections and following opportunities and has lea... Read More ▶


IVMF Staff Member Kathryn Warren Selected to participate in the 2022 class for the George W. Bush Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program 

The George W. Bush Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program is a first-of-its-kind initiative that allows participants to interact with a variety of nationally recognized and prominent professionals, educators, and specialists in Veteran transition and le... Read More ▶


IVMF is a Journey, Not a Destination

One of the features people appreciate so much about the D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) is the ability of the military-connected community to access resources they need when and where they need them.... 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