The following military and civilian associations provide a great number of services, programs and resources in locating jobs for veterans. Whether you are thinking about retiring or already have, there are a great number of resources available to the military community. Many of the associations dedicate their services to serving and supporting America's veterans and their communities, helping fund educational programs for veterans and their children, giving voice to multiple veteran causes around the Nation and providing employment counseling services to find jobs for ex military.


Whether you are a veteran looking for a career or a transitioning military member, beginning your job search and finding the right job can be an intimidating task. Using your military advantage means taking advantage of every professional opportunity the military offers to find jobs for ex veterans. Some of these advantages are affiliations unique to the military which can help in landing a civilian career. People who are well-connected though veteran organizations, associations and affiliations are more likely to hear about new jobs for veterans before other less connected people.

  • Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

    Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

    MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. We are a powerful force speaking for a strong national defense and representing the interests of military officers and their families at every stage of their careers.

  • The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA)

    The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA)

    TREA was founded in 1963 by two men retired from the Air Force -- Master Sergeant George Skonce and Master Sergeant Dean Sorell. These two dedicated retirees realized that they, and their fellow enlisted retirees, had no voice in the corridors of power to stand up for their hard-earned rights and promised benefits.

  • American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

    American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

    AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people age 50 and over have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole, ways that help people 50 and over improve their lives. Since 1958, AARP has been leading a revolution in the way people view and live life.

  • National Association for Uniformed Services (NAUS)

    National Association for Uniformed Services (NAUS)

    Nat'l nonprofit military association protecting benefits earned by servicemembers. All services, all grades/ranks, active, Guard/Reserve, retired/vet.


  • Air Force Sergeants Association

    Air Force Sergeants Association

    AFSA is the Air Force enlisted organization dedicated to the people behind the stripes. The men and women behind the high tech machinery, the military protocol, the daring maneuvers ... the people who have invested their lives in the cause of freedom in America.

  • American Gulf War Veterans Association

    American Gulf War Veterans Association

    The American Gulf War Veterans Association (AGWVA) was established with one goal in mind: To obtain treatment for those service members and their families who experience symptoms collectively known as the "Gulf War Illness".

  • American Military Retirees Association (AMRA)

    American Military Retirees Association (AMRA)

    AMRA is a non-profit, nonpartisan, non-sectarian association organized and dedicated to upholding the Constitution of the United States and protecting the earned benefits of ALL military retirees of the Uniformed Services through strength in unity of purpose.

  • Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA)

    Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA)

    Founded in 1946, AFCEA�s roots trace back to the American Civil War. Today, AFCEA serves as a bridge between government requirements and industry capabilities, representing the top government, industry, and military professionals in the fields of information technology, communications, and intelligence.

  • Association of Air Commandos

    Association of Air Commandos

    The purpose of the ACA is to keep alive the Air Commando spirit, to rekindle the comradeship of wartime relationships, to honor the dead and the living who participated in our wartime efforts, and to promote the utilization of lowkey, peacekeeping activities of special operations. As the ACA matured, it has also contributed to nation building and healing by providing medical supplies and personnel in countries which we have served in, helped the children of our members, both deceased and living, by offering scholarships, offered our experience to the US Air Force, contributed to the history of our units and made the world aware of our sacrifices for our country by our members.

  • Association of United States Army (AUSA)

    Association of United States Army (AUSA)

    Since 1950, the Association of the United States Army has worked to support all aspects of national security while advancing the interests of America's Army and the men and women who serve.

  • DoN Combat-Related Special Compensation Branch

    DoN Combat-Related Special Compensation Branch

    The Department of the Navy's, Naval Council of Personnel Boards(NCPB) Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC), is a benefit allowing certain career retirees to receive both retirement pay and payments for combat-related disabilities. Visit our web site for more information.

  • Gulf War Veteran Resource Pages

    Gulf War Veteran Resource Pages

    The GWV Resource has been a presence on the Internet since early 1994, aiding Gulf War veterans in their pursuit for the truth. The site is run privately by volunteers and is not affiliated with the U.S. Government. The site is highly interactive, but also contains an enormous amount of archived content for you to discover.

  • Jewish War Veterans of the USA

    Jewish War Veterans of the USA

    JWV is dedicated to America's veterans. Through its hospital, rehabilitation and veterans' service programs, JWV assists the Veterans' Service Offices in major cities throughout the country. JWV supports the underprivileged, homeless, and handicapped of our nation through a variety of civic betterment projects, including low-cost, federally subsidized senior citizens housing.

  • Marine Corps League

    Marine Corps League

    The Marine Corps League was founded by Major General Commandant, John A. Lejeune, in 1923 and chartered by an Act of Congress on August 4, 1937. Its membership of nearly 56,000 is comprised of honorably discharged, active duty and Reserve Marines with 90 days of service or more, and retired Marines. It includes officer, enlisted, male and female members.

  • Marine For Life

    Marine For Life

    The Marine For Life Program�s mission is to provide sponsorship for our more than 27,000 Marines each year who honorably leave active service and return to civilian life in order to nurture and sustain the positive, mutually beneficial relationships inherent in our ethos "Once A Marine, Always A Marine."

  • Military Woman

    Military Woman

    A meeting place for military women to exchange information unique to their military experience and to offer firsthand information to women thinking about a military career. This is a site where military women can: Share their views and experiences. Enjoy the camaraderie with other military women. Meet military women from other services to broaden their perspective and knowledge; dispel stereotypes; change paradigms. We open our pages to all genders.

  • National Association for Uniformed Services (NAUS)

    National Association for Uniformed Services (NAUS)

    The Servicemembers' Voice in Government - was founded in 1968 to support a strong national defense and protect the interests of and benefits earned by members of the uniformed services for themselves, their families and survivors. NAUS is the only military affiliated association whose membership is open to the entire military/veteran family - all branches of uniformed service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Public Health Service and NOAA, Reserve and Guard), all ranks and grades.

  • National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

    National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

    Founded in 1990 by a group of community-based homeless veteran service providers, the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) is a nonprofit, tax exempt, 501(c)3 corporation. NCHV seeks to eliminate homelessness in the veteran community and work its way out of business.

  • National Order of Trench Rats

    National Order of Trench Rats

    The N.O.T.R. is a secret, fraternal and honor organization limiting its membership by selection only to those who show their devotion and meritorious service to the DAV and the welfare of the disabled veterans, his widow and orphans. As result of this limitation, non-members have been encouraged to become more active in their Chapters and sign up new members in the DAV, this being one of the qualifications for membership.

  • National Veterans Foundation

    National Veterans Foundation

    For more than seventeen years, the National Veterans Foundation has run the only nationwide help line for veterans and their families, providing crisis intervention, benefits information, resource referral, and emotional support.

  • National Veterans Legal Services Program

    National Veterans Legal Services Program

    Our nation has long recognized the great debt to those veterans and their families who have been injured because they answered the nation's call. Yet, our country's institutions too often fail to provide these veterans the help they have earned through their dedicated service. The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is an independent, non-profit veterans service organization that has been assisting veterans and their advocates for more than 25 years. NVLSP achieves its mission through education, advocacy, litigation, training advocates who represent veterans, and publications.

  • National Veterans Organization

    National Veterans Organization

    We are The National Veterans Organization of America Inc., a not-for-profit corporation chartered by the State of Delaware. We are dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of Veterans Benefits.

  • Navy League of the United States

    Navy League of the United States

    The Navy League of the United States was founded in 1902 with the encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt. The Navy League is unique among military-oriented associations in that it is a civilian organization dedicated to the education of our citizens, including our elected officials, and the support of the men and women of the sea services and their families. You need not have served in the military to be a member of the Navy League.

  • Non-Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)

    Non-Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)

    NCOA was established in 1960 to enhance and maintain the quality of life for noncommissioned and petty officers in all branches of the Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserves. The Association offers its members a wide range of benefits and services designed especially for current and former enlisted service members and their families.

  • Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm Association

    Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm Association

    Designed and formulated exclusively for the purpose of providing an archival and support organization for the participants of Operation Shield, this was expanded to include the participants of Operation Desert Storm and those involved in supportive military operations in the Southwest Asian region, and their families.

  • Special Operations Memorial Foundation

    Special Operations Memorial Foundation

    The Memorial at MacDill AFB, Florida to the Unified Special Operations Personnel around the Globe who, throughout history, have Risked and/or Given their lives for Freedom throughout the World.

  • The Air Force Association

    The Air Force Association

    The Air Force Association - is an independent, nonprofit, 501(c)(19), civilian organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation.

  • The Military Officers Association of America

    The Military Officers Association of America

    An independent, nonprofit organization, MOAA is operated exclusively to benefit members of the uniformed services�active duty, former and retired, National Guard and Reserve�and their families and survivors. MOAA is dedicated to preserving their earned entitlements and to maintaining a strong national defense. Six out of 10 retired officers belong to MOAA, as do more than 30,000 active duty officers.

  • The National Military Family Association

    The National Military Family Association

    The only national organization dedicated to identifying and resolving issues of concern to military families.

  • The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA)

    The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA)

    Mission Statement: To enhance the quality of life for uniformed services enlisted personnel, their families and survivors- including active components and all retirees; to stop the erosion of earned benefits through our legislative efforts, to maintain our esprit de corps, dedication and patriotism, and to continue our devotion and allegiance to God and Country.

  • U.S. Army Ranger Association

    U.S. Army Ranger Association

    The US Army Ranger Association works closely with the 75th Ranger Regiment and the Ranger Training Brigade in order to give meaningful support to the active duty Rangers. USARA cooperates with the Ranger Veteran associations of the Ranger Battalions of WWII, Merrill's Marauders, the Ranger Infantry Companies (Airborne) of the Korean War, the LRRP, LRP, Rangers, and Ranger Advisors of the Vietnam War, and other recognized Special Operations associations. USARA conducts national and regional events, with the Annual Ranger Muster being the highlight of the year.

  • U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation

    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation

    The United States Navy Memorial Foundation, founded in 1977, honors all who have served in the sea services and perpetuates their heritage, values and traditions. Organized as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, the Foundation is governed by a board of distinguished leaders from the public and private sector. Admiral Crowe, is Chairman of the Board; Rear Admiral Pierce J. Johnson, USNR (Ret.) is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Navy Memorial Foundation.

  • is trying to become the largest single source of veteran and transition assistance program (TAP) information and tools for separated and separating military.

  • Veterans Alumni Association

    Veterans Alumni Association

    Veterans Alumni Association, was established in 1981 by a veteran, Mr. Tom Wagner. Its purpose is to help veterans in locating friends brought together while serving together in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard.

  • Veterans News and Information Service

    Veterans News and Information Service

    Not-For-Profit information resource service for military veterans.

  • (Veterans Internet Guide & Resources) (Veterans Internet Guide & Resources)

    Never again worry about where to find the answers to veteran and military questions. Be it benefits, pay or dealing with the VA it's all here at Vets.Com's VASC. From the very basics to the tough ones on VA procedures. The VASC is also the home of the American Veterans Alliance Info. Packs. Need to get your records, find friends, get face to face help? Help and assistance is available right here at the VASC.

  • Women Marines Association

    Women Marines Association

    The WMA is a non-profit veterans association comprised of women who have served or are serving honorably in the United States Marine Corps regular or reserve components.

  • Women veterans

    Women veterans

    Did you know that there are almost two million women veterans? From the American Revolution to Panama, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq , women have served in some way in every conflict. Not that they were legal in the early days. History tells us that thirty three thousand women served in World War One and almost 500,000 took part in World War Two. During the Korean era 120,000 women were in uniform and seven thousand were deployed in theater during Viet Nam. During Desert Storm seven per cent of the total U.S. forces deployed were women - over forty thousand of them. On these pages you will find the history and accomplishments of those women who have served this country - voluntarily - since it's beginning.


  • American Legion

    American Legion

    The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. A community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members -- men and women -- in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide. These Posts are organized into 55 Departments -- one each for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and the Philippines.



    For almost 60 years, AMVETS has provided service and support to America�s veterans and their communities. At every level of our organization, people are involved in making a difference in the lives of those who have given so much to this country.

  • Blinded Veterans Association

    Blinded Veterans Association

    Blinded Veterans Association - traces its roots back to the end of World War II. BVA's forefathers were a group of veterans blinded during that conflict. In 1945, they met at Avon Old Farms Army Convalescent Hospital in Avon, CT and founded the association. Thirteen years later, BVA received its charter from the United States Congress. Ever since, the Blinded Veterans Association has worked to accomplish the mission expressed in our Congressional Charter.

  • Disabled American Veterans

    Disabled American Veterans

    Formed in 1920 and chartered by Congress in 1932, the million-member DAV is the official voice of America's service-connected disabled veterans -- a strong, insistent voice that represents all of America's 2.1 million disabled veterans, their families and survivors. Its nationwide network of services -- free of charge to all veterans and members of their families -- is totally supported by membership dues and contributions from the American public. Not a government agency, the DAV's national organization receives no government funds.

  • Military Order of the Purple Heart

    Military Order of the Purple Heart

    The Only Congressionally Chartered Veterans Organization Exclusively for Combat Wounded Veterans

  • Paralyzed Veterans of America

    Paralyzed Veterans of America

    The Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members�veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars

    Veterans of Foreign Wars

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars has a rich tradition in enhancing the lives of millions through its community service programs and special projects. From providing free phone cards to our nation's active-duty military personnel to raising money for the World War II memorial, the VFW is there, "honoring the dead by helping the living."

  • Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.

    Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.

    Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families.

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