The Five Lines of Operations that will help your transition

With a background in Plans and Operations, it’s no surprise that David Orr, a former Army officer, put a lot of thought into planning his transition. He shares his method and the lessons he learnt on the way here.

“It is now a year since I started my resettlement journey – transitioning to civilian life after 20 years in the Army. Although it was undeniably daunting at the outset, I am delighted with the way it has worked out. I have a job with an excellent company, I actually get to go home to my family every night (a key driver for leaving) and I am in a financially stronger position. I am fortunate that I have achieved everything I wanted to in the 12 months following ‘pressing the button’.

“This seems like a sensible point to take stock and review the last year, not least because it may prove useful to those leaving the Services now – in the same way that I found the advice invaluable of those ahead of me on the conveyor belt. Rather than tackle this with the usual ‘Top Tips for Resettlement’ I thought it might be helpful to recount how I set about planning my transition highlighting what worked and what didn’t along the way.”

Read more about part one here, and see part two here.

Our Executive Members

The Strategy for our Veterans closes this week. The online form for consultation responses can be found here… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

By @Cobseo 1 day ago