Military.com, the well known website that caters to the employment needs of retired military personals launched a free mobile app, transition app, that works as a guide to transform and prepare military veterans for the civilian life.
The app has been given the name ‘Transition’ and the name goes extremely well with the purpose it serves. The app is sponsored by the leading financial services provider Citi. The app is absolutely free of cost and is available both on Android and App Store.
When it comes to the transformation the app provides a personalized service with customized notifications and alerts regarding all the pending paperwork and tasks 18 months before separation from defence force. The major areas of focus of app include but not limited to employment, education, relocation and other veteran benefits.
Transition app also has various resources and one of them is, job search function from Monster which happens to be the parent company of Military.com. This feature lets the military personals to look for civilian jobs that they deem to be fit for themselves. This app caters to the needs of all the defence personals that include Army, Navy or Air Force.
Greg Smith who is the president of Military.com who is himself retired Navy Admiral quoted that “this app highlights the increasingly important role technology plays in the transition process. Our veterans are accessing more of the information they want on mobile devices and we felt it was crucial to make our tools available in a mobile format.”
There is a huge difference between civilians and Army Men in terms of professional as well as personal life. The app gives due importance to the experience one has spent in defence. For example a user who is a junior officer with 5-6 experience will definitely have different preferences as compared to an official with 20 years of experience.
Smith being himself a retired defence personnel know what the veterans want post defence service. He further added that they are extremely thankful to Citi that they came forward for such a noble cause. The app helps military veterans to find employment, purchase a new home or making them aware of the basics of money management, the app helps veterans in all respects.
“Through Citi Salutes, our firm-wide commitment to veterans, service members, and families, led by Citi Community Development, we are proud to collaborate with Military.com to harness technology to provide vital resources that will serve those who bravely served our country,” said Ruth Christopherson, Senior Vice President of Citi Community Development and Citi Salutes and retired Colonel, South Dakota National Guard.
The app is not just another app that which is made for profit or to generate revenues. Instead, it is for the people who toil day and night just to ensure that we are safe in our houses. Transition app along with Citi has come forward for something great and we wish them best of luck.