Retiring from the military isn’t like retiring from the corporate world. After all, those retiring from the military probably spent their entire career in the military, while those in the corporate world might have changed jobs a dozen times before finally retiring on a private pension.
There are a number of reasons why it’s so important that those retiring from the military have peer support training, because these retirees are very different from everyone else…
They’re retiring young – Some retiring from the military will be retiring as young as 37, which means they retire and still have more than half their lives ahead of them. That’s a lot of time to fill and it’s likely they’ll need military peer support training to find their second career.
They’re making more personal decisions – The military makes a lot of your decisions for you, so what do you do when no one is telling you what to do? Simple decision making, from career path to geographic location, might be a foreign idea to them. They may be overwhelmed by the amount of options available to them. Similarly…
They might be settling down for the first time: Many members of the military have been moved around multiple times in their career. Now that they’re finding second careers in the corporate world, they might have a hard time settling into one spot and finding their place in the community.
They’re retiring with a different kind of stress: Because life in the military can be filled with stress, retirees may be in need of PTSD peer support and someone who understands what it’s like to leave the military stresses behind and learn how to deal with the stresses of civilian life. That’s where our peer support training comes into play.
At Peer Support Central, we can help give upcoming or recent retirees life missions so that they can plan a life full of purpose and direction. Contact us about how you can help with a military peer support program here.