Soldier for Life Program Keeps Promise to Servicemembers & Families

The Soldier For Life mindset is a holistic approach to the military life cycle career of a Soldier. The Army aims to take care of teammates by ensuring Soldiers start strong, serve strong, and reintegrate strong so they remain Army Strong serving their communities after they leave the Army.


The Chief of Staff of the Army created the Soldier For Life office to enable Army, government and community efforts to facilitate successful reintegration of our Soldiers, veterans, and their families in order to keep them Army Strong and instill their values, ethos and leadership within communities.

At Carlisle Barracks this program assists transitioning service members in a variety of ways. One of the most visible are the Soldier For Life-Transition Assistance Programs, a five-day workshop hosted by Jeff Hanks, the Army Community Service Employment Readiness Employment Manager. As part of the workshop there are presentations made by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Pennsylvania Job Service, Veterans Employment Representative and the Career Link.

Due to increased demand, Carlisle Barracks will be offering monthly seminars starting in January. All SFL-TAP classes are held in from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Location of the class is posted on the agenda when you receive your SFL-TAP Welcome letter and Agenda. These services are extended to spouses accompanied by their sponsors but must register also. For more information contact Army Community Service at (717) 245-4357 / 3684 or register at

This program is for all service members who are retiring or who will be ETS’ing in the next two years. Information on the civilian job market and military career alternatives will be discussed along with following topics:

  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Stress Management
  • Analyzing your Skills
  • Preparing the Right Resume
  • Interviewing
  • V.A. Education
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits (to include completion of V.A. Forms)
  • State Employment Applications
  • Army Community Service Resource Center
  • Employer Panel

Also, available as part of the programs for Soldiers is the ACS Employment Readiness Program. The program aims to assist families with the challenges associated with the job search, particularly as they are impacted by the Army’s mobile lifestyle. Carlisle Barracks ERP provides a full range of information and referral services and assistance in the areas of employment, training and volunteer opportunities. The services are designed to give all active duty, retired military personnel, DoD employees, and their Family members the competitive edge necessary to secure employment. For more information contact Jeffrey Hanks at 245-3684.

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