Veteran Transition Goes International: New Strategic Career Planning Program to be Delivered to U.S. Military Service Members from all Branches Based in South Korea

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The USAA-sponsored Military Transition Seminar will be delivered at four U.S. Military Installations throughout the week of October 25 and is open to all branches and ranks, as well as military spouses

During the week of October 25, service members based in South Korea will have the opportunity to take a big step toward a successful transition. More than 400 service members are expected to participate in the Military Transition Seminar (MTS), a career planning course created and delivered by veterans from leadership development and training firm, Afterburner, Inc. The locations are U.S.A.G Daegu (26 OCT), Camp Humphreys (28 OCT), U.S.A.G. Casey (29 OCT) and U.S.A.G. Yongsan (30 OCT). The programs take place 0900-1730, are free of charge and open to all ranks and branches, as well as spouses. Dress is business casual unless duty dictates otherwise.

The MTS has been delivered across 11 installations around the U.S. since 2013, with the South Korean programs marking the first time USAA and Afterburner will deliver the day-long seminar internationally. Designed to equip service members with a strategic transition plan that mitigates common challenges for transitioning veterans, the program has helped more than 1700 service members and their spouses develop over 1600 career plans.

The MTS supports the current mandated transition preparation training known as SFL-TAP, complementing that curriculum with a hands-on, strategic workshop where service members are guided through strategic career planning by veterans who have made the successful transition to the civilian workforce.

The seminar’s curriculum is based on Down Range: A Transitioning Veteran’s Career Guide to Life’s Next Phase (2013), a transition guidebook co-authored by Afterburner Founder & CEO, James “Murph” Murphy, and Director of Learning & Development, Retired Navy Cmdr. William M. Duke.

Leveraging 19 years of corporate training and consulting and the collective transition experiences of Murphy, Duke and Afterburner’s 50+ veteran team members, Down Range introduces a unique transition perspective and provides a holistic approach for planning and achieving post-transition success. Focused on a values-centric desired future state, then working backwards to the initial post-transition Course of Action, ensures the service member remains strategically aligned to their goals.

“It opened my eyes to things that had not even crossed my mind in the transition process,” writes recent MTS participant First Sergeant Terry M. “It is definitely something that all senior military leaders should take part in well before their transition time.”

The South Korean programs will be followed by Fort Bliss on Tuesday, November 17 to round out the 2015 schedule. Learn more about the Military Transition Seminar, review upcoming dates and locations as well as register online at For additional information, contact Roger Nixon, Director of Embed via email at or by phone at (855) 599-0241.

About Afterburner®

Afterburner Inc. was founded in 1996 by U.S. Air Force fighter pilot James “Murph” Murphy and trains organizations around the world in the simple, scalable improvement processes of Flawless Execution. Afterburner brings elite military precision to top corporations around the world with a client list that includes over 85% percent of the U.S. Fortune 50. Afterburner has ranked on the Inc. 500/5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies five times and has been featured in leading publications like The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, Financial Times, Newsweek, Slate, Sports Illustrated and Atlanta Business Chronicle. Afterburner also has appeared on CNN, ABC, CNBC, Fox News, HLN and Bloomberg News, among others. To learn more about Afterburner’s innovative approach to building elite teams and Flawless Execution, visit or call (888) 982-6764.

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