Roadmap to Employment Stability for Military Spouses


National Military Spouse Network 2017 Summit - Photo Credit: Trish Alegre-Smith for National Military Spouse Network (NMSN).


Many military spouses are deep in the throes of military life. I know spouses who are managing life on the homefront, often with small children, while their spouse is attached to a sea going or operational command, away attending training schools, preparing for or settling in from a military move, e.g. These often-arduous aspects of military life can make maintaining traditional employment and advancing in their career extremely difficult to overcome.  


The National Military Spouse Network (NMSN) recently released its 2021 White Paper sponsored by USAA, “Roadmap to Employment Stability for Military Spouses”. This is their third annual White Paper on military spouse employment. This roadmap includes five priority recommendations for building financial security throughout the military lifecycle by improving opportunities for military spouses. 


“USAA is proud to continue the 10-year relationship we’ve built with the National Military Spouse Network and are excited to expand upon the mutually beneficial bipartisan goals of supporting the nation’s military families,” said Michael Kelly, assistant vice president of Military Affairs at USAA. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Sue and her team of passionate advocates who are working toward solutions that ensure the financial health of military spouses and the entire military community.” 


2021_White_Paper_NMSN-cover-250.jpg“We're very excited to continue our partnership with USAA on this very important initiative," saidSue Hoppin, founder and president of NMSNThis year's white paper offers up our most ambitious recommendations to date. While it serves as an important first step in laying out our advocacy priorities, now it's time to roll up our sleeves and get to work! We hope that these recommendations will move people to come alongside us and join the movement.” 


Click here to read the White Paper.  


Are you a military spouse that has struggled to develop your career? Leave us a comment below with your insight or advice on this topic.  


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