Michael, an Army staff sergeant, participated in industry training instead of performing military duties during the closing months of his military service. He received his commercial driver’s license six weeks before he was to leave the military and started at ABF Freight. Four months into his first post-military job, ABF Freight offered Michael a chance to come back to TMAP as an instructor for service members like himself looking to transition more successfully to civilian life.
Michael’s participation in this program meant that his family of four wouldn’t have to worry about medical benefits, finances or finding family services. He is using the skills he developed as a non-commissioned officer to coach, teach and mentor soldiers, which gives him high job satisfaction. He can focus on the actual job at hand, rather than stress about the security of his family.