Transitioning from a life in the military to civilian life is a profound journey marked by both excitement and uncertainty. To address the unique challenges and opportunities that this transition brings, we’ve built a reading list that’s not only invaluable for military professionals considering their next steps but also for leaders looking to support their fellow service members in this pivotal transformation. These books offer a wealth of wisdom, insights, and practical advice, guiding readers through the myriad aspects of civilian life, career shifts, personal development, and more. Whether you’re an individual facing this transition or someone committed to helping others through it, this reading list is a vital resource for navigating the path to a fulfilling civilian life.
Military Professional Spotlight: Brian O’Connor
In this Ted Talk, Brian O’Connor, former Marine Corps Noncommissioned Officer, describes steps any transitioning service member can take to help make their transition back into civilian life easier. His tips and tricks focus on shifting your identity and creating your own personal purpose statement.