Great Financial Literacy Tools Available to Veterans

As VA’s Veterans Benefits Administration, we often write about the VA benefits that Veterans, service members and dependents can take advantage of, and while there are many of those, there are also many financial programs and services and benefits extended to Veterans and their families from our partner agencies outside of VA. Foremost among these is ...

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Managing Money: Making the Move from the Military to Financial Services

When most of us hear the term “financial services,” we think of a bank teller, or maybe someone who knows about the stock market. Plenty of those folks work in this industry, of course, but there are countless other positions that make it run. In fact, the financial services industry probably has more similarities to ...

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Honor Their Future

President Barack Obama hosts the Medal of Honor Ceremony for retired U.S. Army Capt. Florent Groberg at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 12, 2015. Groberg received the medal for actions during a combat engagement in Kunar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 8, 2012, while he was the commander of a personal security detail for the ...

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Solar Success

Rick Cunningham Age: 51 Civilian Job: Operations Manager, Envision Solar International, Inc. Military Service: Sergeant Major (E-9), Marine Corps (1983-2012) MOS: Sergeant Major - Senior Enlisted Advisor (8999) Personal Stats Childhood hero? Clint Eastwood Hobbies? Archery, landscaping, hiking What about you would surprise most people? I love cats. Favorite movie? ...

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Tough Transition

Jeffry D. McGrath Age: 47 Civilian Job: ADirector Property Operations, Waldorf Astoria Casa Marina Resort, Key West, Fla. Military Service: Lieutenant Commander (O-4), Navy (1988-2008) MOC: Pilot, S3B Viking Education: Bachelor’s degree, business management, Park University, 1994 MBA, Texas A&M University, 2008   Personal Stats Childhood hero? My ...

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Get Your Head in the Cloud

Could IT skills be any more relevant in today’s world? An emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, more everyday items becoming connected to the internet and the continued demand for mobile computing all translate to great career opportunities for transitioning service members with IT skills. Even those who don’t have ...

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