The Foundation for Navy SEAL Veterans understands there are many challenges faced by operators as they navigate the transitional gap from military life to civilian life. With this in mind, the Foundation offers a mentorship program to guide the operator through their transitional process.
Whether you are active duty planning your future or a veteran who has already left service, the Foundation offers a tailored mentorship program, which allows us to understand each operators’ needs. As part of our program the mentor works with the protégé to assess those needs and help formulate appropriate steps, while utilizing the best information from already established connections and resources. Each operator will initially be paired with a former trusted teammate as a mentor. These former teammates are aware of the operators’ transitional challenges, having already navigated their own transitional gap.
Examples of the areas in which our mentors will guide operators include, but are not limited to; career, relocation, benefits, schooling, and available assistance offered to veterans in certain industries. These are only examples and not all operators will need guidance in each of these areas. We strive to contour the program so that the operator gets the most from their mentor. The mentor/protégé relationship is not strictly for those who have already left active duty, but is also available to those operators still active and planning for the day when they are released from active duty. Not all mentorship areas require you to be a veteran. In most cases the mentorship program can be started in advance so that when you finish your military career you will be more prepared and ready for a smooth transition.