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“The one-week classroom training covered many of the critical components of transition for service members. The presentation and networking modules were critical for me as it allowed me to treat every interaction as if it was an interview, and showed me the importance of networking. Networking is what enabled me to be presented with many interviews and a few job offers throughout my transition process. I accepted a job offer that allowed me to choose the career that was right for me and my family.” - Andrew Harrell --- U.S. Marine Corps

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Onward to Opportunity (O2O) helps active duty, selected reserve, veterans, and military spouses learn business, technology, and customer service skills to accomplish their personal and professional goals after military service.

This program is completely FREE and combines industry-validated courses, strong partnerships, and comprehensive career coaching and employer relations services to match participants with civilian job opportunities.



Any active duty service member who will transition from military service to the civilian workforce in the next 6 months with an honorable discharge status.


Any veteran separated or retired from the military with at least 180 days of service and an honorable discharge status


Any active member of the National Guard and Reserve that is currently in a part-time status. If the service member is on active duty status in the National Guard or Reserve, they are subject to the active duty eligibility.


Spouses of any active duty U.S. military service member, U.S. veteran, and active member of the U.S. National Guard or Reserve.

For more on eligibility requirements see our FAQ

Why Enroll in O2O?

  • FREE industry-recognized certifications with exam fee & courses included
  • Over 30 courses available in 3 in-demand career tracks
  • A comprehensive assessment tool to align training plan with skills, interests and professional goals
  • In-person and/or virtual support from the Institute for Veterans and Military Families throughout your program journey
  • Career path selection, interview preparation and placement services
  • Direct connection to over 400 military-friendly employers
  • Open to National Guard and Reserves

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Interested in learning more? Ready to begin your journey to your next career? Sign up here to begin the process. By submitting your information, a member of our installation team or enrollment services team will reach out to you to discuss your training options and help determine eligibility for our upcoming cohorts.