Military.com creates free mobile app to help military members transition successfully
MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 4, 2016/PRNewswire/ Military.com launched a free mobile app today that assists military members through their transition out of military service and prepares them for civilian life.
Transition by Military.com is sponsored by Citi, and is free on Google Play and the Apple App Store (iTunes). The app provides a personalized approach to the transition process with an interactive checklist and notifications to alert the user of upcoming tasks and important military paperwork as far as 18 months before separation from the military. Subject areas featured in the app include: employment, finances, relocation, transition requirements, health benefits, education and veteran benefits. The new app is sponsored by Citi Salutes, Citi's firm-wide commitment to veterans, service members and families, led by Citi Community Development.
The app also includes veteran employment resources such as a job search function from Monster, the parent company of Military.com. The app allows the user to search for upcoming job fairs and leverage tools to translate their military skills to corresponding civilian occupations. The app is designed for all members of the armed forces (Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard) and members of the National Guard and reserve components.
"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," said Greg Smith, President of Military.com and retired Navy admiral.
The app tailors the transition experience to the user, acknowledging that veterans are a diverse group of people with different needs. A senior officer or enlisted person with 20-plus years in the service will have very different transition needs than a junior officer or enlisted member with four to eight years of service.
Smith said that range of experience levels was one of the driving factors behind developing the app. "We know the military and we know what veterans need as they leave the service. We are proud to partner with Citi to break new ground in how we equip our veterans to transition to post-military life."
"At Citi, we are committed to empowering military personnel and veterans with the tools they need to realize their economic and professional ambitions as they transition out of the military," said Mike O'Neill, Chairman, Citigroup Inc. and former Marine Corps Lieutenant. "Whether it is finding employment, purchasing a new home, or learning how to create a budget, it is our duty to help ensure that our nation's transitioning servicemembers get the support they need."
"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.