IVMF has programs for transitioning veterans looking for career training, inspiring entrepreneurs, helping communities, and furthering education.


The IVMF and its staff of more than 70 professionals deliver class-leading programs in career, vocational and entrepreneurship education and training, providing service members, veterans and their families with the skills needed to be successful in education, work and life. The IVMF also coordinates comprehensive collective impact strategies; and works with communities and nonprofits to enhance service delivery for veterans and their families.

Onward to opportunity graduate Marisa Caruso.

“For obvious reasons the fact that O2O pays for professional certifications makes the program stand out. Financially, it’s phenomenal for a transitioning service member, veteran or military spouse…All the certifications they provide, they’re no joke. It takes a lot of work. It’s for people who are serious about their career and serious about getting a professional certification.”

Military Installation: Joint Base Lewis–McChord (JBLM)
Six Sigma Green Belt Graduate (Certified)
Pursing an MBA with a concentration in Operations Management

Marissa Caruso

First Lieutenant (O2), US ARMY (4 Years)