Program aids military spouses with careers

Office of the Secretary of Defense

With Congressional authorization in Public Law 110-417, the Department of Defense is implementing the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account Program to provide resources and assistance for spouses of active duty services members, Guard and Reserve with a spouse on orders for one year.

The goal is to support a spouses’ pursuit of a successful, long-term, portable career.

This centralized, virtual program, accessed through Military OneSource, will provide counseling and funding, up to $6,000, to assist with licensure, certification or education opportunities leading to additional employment opportunities.

Under the program a spouse will call the Military OneSource Center at (800) 342-9647 and speak with a career and education consultant. The