The military is a very diverse work place. People are recruited from all the world to do a variety of duties. It requires a unique set of life skills to navigate the challenges that come with serving in the United States Armed Forces. Many service members are so dedicated to their jobs that they forget to plan for life after the military. There are many courses offered to ease the transition from active duty to civilian life. However, the reality of the process takes many veterans by surprise. They get out and realize that most people can’t relate to there story and experiences. Large companies are eager to assist in bringing veterans back into society. Yet many of them do not know how to reach out to prior service members and show them the opportunities that are available. Physical and mental obstacles also play a role in how veterans are able find a place in a world they do not understand. The Department of Veterans Affairs exist to help prior service members locate an identity in a world that is foreign to them. Training is the foundation of the transition process. Veterans have a number of valuable skills. However, it takes time to apply those skills to a civilian job that matches. Prior service members struggle to understand what their worth is and how much money they should demand for salary. Programs such as Vocational Rehabilitation offer counseling and guidance so that each veteran can evolve into a position that works best for them. The Post 9/11 GI Bill assist with the educational side of the process into civilian life. The GI Bill is very versatile and can be applied to obtaining a degree at a traditional university or technical school. There is also a living allowance that is based on the local economy of the applicant.