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  1. Military Education Issues What challenges and issues do I foresee facing the veteran and military affiliated student population? What role would I play as the coordinator? 10 minutes presentation By: Tony Astro
  2. Chiefpreneur’s Role: ABC Assist, Be there, Coordinate Direct & Educate Veterans
  3. Points to Discuss 1.Advancement 2.Benefits 3.Career 4.Deployment & or Dependent 5.Education 6.Finance 7.My Role
  4. Advancement
  5. Role: 1.Guidance 2.Observe 3.Offer Online Help 4.Draft a brag sheet 5.Develop Plan 6.Review Records Challenge: 1.Misinformation 2.Experience (Lack of) 3.Testing Skills 4.Evaluation & Tenure 5.Requirements
  6. Benefits • Tuition Assistance • Petersons and other Online Education • Special Events, MWR, Discounts • eBenefits - the VA online website • Family (TriCare, FFS)
  7. Benefits Challenge •Timelines •Red Tape •Abuses •Contact •Shady Companies or Scams posing as benefits Role •Coordinate & Conduct Briefings •Online Support •Fleet & Family •Flyers •Educate (Workshop) •Explain (Counsel) 1. Tuition Assistance 2. Petersons and other Online Education 3. Special Events, MWR, Discounts 4. eBenefits - the VA online website 5. Family (Tricare)
  8. Career Transition • High Year Tenure • Evaluation
  9. Career Challenges: INTERIM •Interview •Navigation •Translation •Education •Re-Entering •Immersion •Multiple Choices
  10. Goals, Job, Resource Role • Mock Interview • Educate • Navigation • Training • Observe • Review
  11. Deployment Dependents
  12. Deployment & Dependents: Comfort ALARM Challenges •Access to Internet •Lack of Connection •Anxiety or Uncertainty •Reaching Out on Time •Misinformation Role • Provide assurance • Online Resources for Dependents • Connect with Ombudsman • Set Up Goals • 6 – 10 month Deployment Plan • Coordinate with Fleet & Family Services
  13. Deployment & Dependents: Coordinate Challenge • Uncertainty • Misinformation • Lack of Connection • Reaching Out on Time • Access to Internet • Access to School Role: • Connect with Ombudsman • Online Resources for Dependents • Provide assurance • Set Up Goals • Deployment Plan (6-10 month) • Offer Help • Coordinate with Fleet & Family
  14. Education
  15. Education: Challenges •TA or GI Bill? •Accreditation •Profit Schools •Planning •Wrong Choices •Work Schedule
  16. Role: COPE UP & Inform • Connect with College Counselors • Online Resources for School • Provide information • Education or Degree Plan • Understand Accreditation & Benefits • Provide Tools
  17. Finance
  18. Finance: Challenges •Debt •Unemployed Spouse •Legal Issues •Low Income •Credit Scores •Accidents •Scams •Habits (Spending & Budget)
  19. Finance: REPEAT Role •Refer •Educate •Provide Plan or •Establish Budget •Assistance •Tools
  20. Chiefpreneur’s Role: ABC Assist, Be there, Coordinate Direct & Educate Veterans
  21. Review. Questions • Advancement • Benefits • Career
  22. Review. Questions • Deployment • Dependents • Education
  23. Review. Questions • Finance • My Role

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  1. Military & Veteran Career Issues What challenges and issues do I foresee facing the veteran and military affiliated student population? What role would I play as the coordinator? 10 minutes presentation By: Tony Astro 23 Years Veteran, 20 Years Military & Veteran Career & Education Advisor (1993 – 2014) 25 Years Student : BS Economics, MS Organization Management, Mdiv, PhD student (8 years) Veteran and Career Advisor Independent Career Advisor
  2. Military & Veteran Career Issues What challenges and issues do I foresee facing the veteran and military affiliated student population? What role would I play as the coordinator? 10 minutes presentation By: Tony Astro 23 Years Veteran, 20 Years Military & Veteran Career & Education Advisor (1993 – 2014) 25 Years Student : BS Economics, MS Organization Management, Mdiv, PhD student (8 years) Veteran and Career Advisor Independent Career Advisor
  3. Advancement METER = GOOD DR How an Associates Degree gives two points credit Benefits TRACCS = COFFEE Real benefit a veteran can use Career INTERIM = MENTOR Career Development:  Increase your potential in rank Officer Commissioning:  STA – college requirement Deployment ALARM = COPS DOC How to continue college during deployment Education TAPPWW = COPE UP Use of Tuition Assistance Best use of Post 911 GI Bill Finance DULL CASH = REPEAT Budget Proper use of Government Agencies:
  4. Challenge: METER Misinformation Experience (Lack of) Testing Skills Evaluation and Tenure Requirements Role:  GOOD DR. Guidance - How to use Associates or Bachelor’s degree to Advance Observe - Assist timeline of advancement (Tenure) Offer Online Help - Website referrals Draft a brag sheet - Create an evaluation. Develop Plan - 6 months to 6 year time line - What do you want to be in three years? Etc. Review Records - If available Refer to a Mentor - Refer to someone who’s been there.
  5. Challenge Timelines - not meeting the requirement for GI Bill Red Tape – long process made short Abuses – Improper use of benefits like GI Bill, medical Contact – legitimate point of contacts and direct connections Shady Companies – companies that shows free or discount but NOT really (cheap school). Scams. Role Coordinate & Conduct Briefings Where to apply for scholarships? How to apply for Tuition Assistance? Online Support eBenefits NPC or Personnel Site for veterans Facebook Page with actual results Fleet & Family Career Fair (usually sponsored by colleges) Flyers Newsletter for Educational Benefits Compile the News & Benefits of the Month Educate (Workshop) What is TA How to Use your GI Bill smartly? When is the best time enroll? Who can apply for MyCAA Explain (Counsel) Where to buy cheaper textbooks? What colleges to avoid?
  6. Career Challenges: INTERIM Interview – Job, SOY, Awards, Board Navigation – Tools Online, Hands on Translation – Military to Civilian terms / skills Education – Right Course, Military Credits Re-Entering – After active duty to civilian Immersion – After deployment to new group Multiple Choices – Confusing information, over and saturated information.
  7. Role Mock Interview Conduct free mock interview 15 to 20 minutes Educate Newsletter on Education – print or one on one counseling Navigation Website: Where to file for Tuition Assistance Online: Create a VA, GI Bill account Training Schedule Workshops Observe Interview. Encourage to talk Monitor Progress and Applications Review Double Check applications Assist workload Avoid or prevent errors
  8. Deployment & Dependents: Comfort ALARM Challenges Access to Internet – low bandwidth on ships online or home computer Lack of Connection – no teacher or counselor or books or resources Anxiety or Uncertainty – adjustments, worry about grades, tuition, not graduating Reaching Out on Time – conveying and connecting on time or stating problems Misinformation – false documents, inaccurate tools, redundant information.
  9. ROLES Connect with Ombudsman or Representative on homeport Online Resources for Dependents & members Provide assurance – provide security & support Set Up Goals – encourage planning, objective and help design intent and target mission Deployment Plan (6-10 month) – help create strategy when deploying Offer Help – propose alternatives and option. Give advice when ask or needed. Coordinate with Fleet & Family - correspond with other agencies such as Military Relief agency, USO, FFSC, Online Support like MilitaryOneSource ​
  10. Education: Challenges TA or GI Bill? – when to use your GI Bill. Transfer or Use? Accreditation - avoid many pitfalls Profit Schools – scams (takes longer to finish) Quick or Quality? Refer to college counselor Planning – Degree plan. Use JSMART transcript. Wrong Choices – good habits. Military friendly school. Work Schedule – continue during deployment. Avoid drops.
  11. Role: Connect with College Counselors Navy Colleges Online Resources Ebenefits for Veterans and GI Bill Provide Information Brochure, Create Newsletter, Website Education Plan How many credits based on Joint Transcript (aka SMART Transcripts). Credit Transfer Degree Plan Set Up Goals: What do you want to be in 5 years? Short Term & Long Term Goals Understand Accreditation Ensure you enroll on shortest (if that is the goal), best buck for your GI Bill Petersons, DoD MWR Library, College & Local Library Stop paid subscription Use your benefits
  12. Finance: Challenges Debt – loans, credit cards & deployment splurge. Unemployed Spouse – transition, PCS, lost of Medical Benefits Legal Issues – Divorce, Bad conduct Discharge, Bankruptcy Low Income – E1 to E3, Loss of job Credit Scores – interest rate, mortgage, loans, high rent Accidents – car or natural disaster, illness Scams – Profiteering companies, phishing
  13. Finance: REPEAT Refer Soldiers & Sailors Act (loans) SBA Educate When or How to Buy Command Financial Specialist Workshops Provide Plan Establish Budget Assistance Navy Relief Air Force Aid Society Army Emergency Relief Legal Office Tools Financial Phone Apps Online Study Guide: Overdrive MWR Library
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