Skip to content

Episode 26: Transitioning from Military to Civilian Life

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Episode 26 Resources: Transitioning from Military to Civilian Life

Recording & Transcripts



Episode 26 Transcript (PDF)


James Schmeling, J.D. – Co-Founder, Managing Director | Programs Institute for Veteran & Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF)


This episode of WADA ADALive! addresses issues facing veterans and their families as they leave the military and rejoin civilian life. The presenter is James Schmeling, J.D., co-founder of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University and Programs Mission Director for IVMF’s innovative transition, employment, education and training programs targeted to veterans and military families. These include the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV); the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans-Families (EBV-F); the Veterans Career Transition Program (VCTP), (over 35 industry-certified career paths); the Transition Assistance Program: Boots to Business Program; Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (VWISE); and, VetNet.

Featured Organization 

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University The IVMF is the first interdisciplinary national institute in higher education focused on the social, economic, education and policy issues impacting veterans and their families post-service. Through our focus on veteran-facing programming, research and policy, employment and employer support, and community engagement, the institute provides in-depth analysis of the challenges facing the veteran community, captures best practices and serves as a forum to facilitate new partnerships and strong relationships between the individuals and organizations committed to making a difference for veterans and military families. For more information visit their website at