Selected Opportunities for Veterans, Active Duty Military, and Spouses

National Defense Authorization Act 2018
A new measure included in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) gives the Defense Department and Coast Guard permission to reimburse up to $500 for relicensing when an active duty member transfers to a new duty station (permanent change of station). According to information from LinkedIn and the Military Officers Association of America, the legislation does not have a date when the reimbursement is available or how to apply for it. Check this blog for more information as it becomes available.

Vetforce offers free training for veterans and spouses and focuses on a customer relations management tool called “Salesforce”. Courses are delivered online with certificates provided for completed courses. You can find more information at:

Hiring Our Heroes
Hiring Our Heroes and the Department of Homeland Security have teamed to provide free cybersecurity training and certification preparatory courses. Training is available at the novice and expert level. More information is at:

Patriot Boot Camp
Patriot Boot Camp is a program for veterans who are trying to start (or who have already started) their own technology focused business. Patriot Boot Camp is hosting its next technology entrepreneurship boot camp in San Antonio, Texas, from February 16-18, 2018. The program will welcome 50 military veteran and spouse entrepreneurs from around the country to participate in educational workshops, mentoring sessions with startup experts, and peer networking over the course of three intensive days.

The event will be sponsored by USAA, Techstars, and the Jared Polis Foundation, with local support from the 80/20 Foundation, Geekdom, and Codeup.

Patriot Boot Camp will be accepting applications for the San Antonio program through January 7, 2018, pending availability. Early applicants will be notified by email of their acceptance status no later than December 29, 2017. Applications are being taken at: