During the first week of October, I attended Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success). For those who are not familiar with this course, Transition GPS is the Department of Defense’s educational curriculum that prepares service members to transition out of active-duty military service.
If there is one day that belongs to all Americans, it is Independence Day. Families, neighbors, communities and the nation can unite in a civil celebration of the freedoms, liberties and opportunities that our great nation affords.
Taking a page from the private sector, Congress is cutting the guaranteed defined benefit pension plan for service members—and to make the change more palatable, adding sweeteners. But will service members do the right things to get the secure retirement they deserve?