This study found that the transfer of skills gained through military training was not statistically different from skills related to most forms of non-military training. In practice, for the transitioning service-member, this research highlights the importance of seeking and cultivating opportunities to leverage knowledge, skills, and abilities developed as a result of military training and experience. In policy, individuals developing military training programs should purposefully focus on curriculum development in a way that makes the linkages between learned skills and the civilian labor market clear and explicit. Suggestions for future study include considering and investigating whether or not the findings of this study hold true for a population of veterans whose military service was defined by war and combat.
Mangum, S., & Ball, D. (1989). The transferability of military-provided occupational training in the post-draft era. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 42(2), 230-245. https://doi.org/10.2307/2523356
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Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "The Transferability of Military-Provided Occupational Training in the Post-Draft Era"" (2012). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 333.
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