The Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program: Recommendations for an Internal Monitoring System
RAND National Defense Research Institute Santa Monica United States
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In 2007, the U.S. Department of Defense DoDs Military Community and Family Policy office established a portfolio of initiatives under the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities SECO program. These initiatives include career counseling services available through the SECO Call Center at Military OneSource scholarships for testing, education, and training for portable career fields through the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship avenues to connect spouses with potential employers through the Military Spouse Employment Partnership and efforts by the DoD State Liaison Office to improve the portability of occupational licenses and credentials across state lines and to expand unemployment compensation eligibility to military spouses following their service members permanent change of station moves.