The George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative (MSI) partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative to work with a host of public, private, and non-profit sector partners to capture and consolidate the essential steps transitioning service members and veterans must take to do their part to bridge the gap between supply and demand. By clearly and concisely illustrating the employment transition process for warriors, this coalition seeks to educate, inform, empower, and call to action all key stakeholders in how they can help close the veteran employment gap and narrow the civilian-military divide.

About the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative

The Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative (MSI) honors the service and sacrifice of post-9/11 veterans and Military Families by bridging the civilian-military divide and fostering a successful transition and reintegration from military service to civilian life. Through research, policy development, programs, and Presidential recognition, MSI informs, influences and unites, Communities, Non-Profits, Businesses, Academia and Philanthropy to maximize the Health and Well-being of Post-9/11 Veterans and Military Families, setting the conditions for a successful transition and their continued leadership as civilians.


We would like to thank the following companies and organizations for their thoughtful analysis and contributions to this Roadmap and commitment to transitioning service members, veterans, and their families around the world:

3M, 100,000 Jobs Coalition, APi Group, Bank of America, Blackstone, Booz Allen Hamilton, Call of Duty Endowment, Capital One, Citi, Deloitte LLP, FASTPORT, First Command Financial Services, First Data Corporation, Fluor, GE, General Motors, Hilton Worldwide, Hospital Corporation of America, International Franchise Association, Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, J.C. Penney, Joining Forces, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kraft Foods, La Quinta Inns & Suites, Lockheed Martin, Merck, Michaels Stores, MilitaryOneClick, Niemi Center at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Transition to Veterans Program Office, PeopleScout, Prudential, Ryder, ScoutComms, SunTrust, Toyota, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. Army Soldier For Life, U.S. Department of Labor, University of Phoenix, and USAA.

The George W. Bush Institute and Hiring Our Heroes would like to extend special thanks to Fellows at the Niemi Center at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business, Deloitte LLP, and IVMF at Syracuse University for their contributions to this effort.