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Transition Challenges for Women Veterans

Women characterize the fastest-growing population in both military service and the veteran community. While they are consistently and impressively breaking down barriers, women veterans still experience unique challenges and gaps in transition, care, and employment during their transition to civilian life and employment.


In 2020, men and women veterans numbered 18.5 million, accounting for about 7 percent of the civilian population age 18 and over. Of all veterans, 1 in 10 were women, with over 2 million women veterans to date who represent around 10 percent of the veteran population. Women characterize the fastest-growing population in both military service and the veteran community. While they are consistently and impressively breaking down barriers, women veterans still experience unique challenges and gaps in transition, care, and employment—particularly during their transition to civilian life and employment.


State Workforce Agency personnel performing under the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS) Jobs for Veterans State Grant (JVSG) program should be aware of these challenges to effectively serve women veterans.


Read the full article from The National Veterans Training Institute (NVTI) here.

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