11 Oct '17, 10pm

Former VA secretary: 3 tips for transitioning service members

Bob McDonald, who served as Veterans Affairs secretary from 2014 through January, said connecting with others and not limiting yourself will help service members transition from the military to civilian life. McDonald, an Army veteran, was recently named chairman of the board of directors for RallyPoint, an online network for those in the military community. The former VA secretary said he joined RallyPoint as a way to stay involved in the veteran space. Army Times spoke with McDonald on Wednesday at AUSA’s annual conference about what service members can do to ease their transition out of the military. [ Click here for more coverage from the 2017 AUSA conference! ] 1. Connect, connect, connect. “Don’t try to do everything yourself,” McDonald said. “Connect with people who have already done it, and connect with people who may be interested in hiring you.” It’s so much easi...

Full article: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2017/10/11/forme...

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