Pentagon Program for Soldiers to Get Civilian Job Credentials; Frank DiGiovanni Comments

Frank DiGiovanni

The Defense Department is running a pilot program to help service members acquire credentials for civilian professional fields, American Forces Press Service reports.

Frank DiGiovanni, director of training readiness and strategy, told reporters the program began in October and officials will examine whether existing military training can qualify service members for civilian credentials.

He said the department will determine if it can adjust the program or if it needs training from external sources, according to AFPS.

Occupational areas covered under the program include aircraft mechanic, automotive mechanic, healthcare, supply and logistics and truck driver.

Seventeen military specialties are covered under these five areas, Claudette Roulo writes.

DiGiovanni said military officials will survey the participants to see if they got what they wanted out of the program, technical schools and supervisors to see if meeting the program’s requirements helped them.

Employers will also be asked if the credentials helped them in the hiring process, he said.


You may also be interested in...

Tom Frana

ViON Awarded Quantum Alliance Strategic Partner for Enterprise Solutions Business; Chairman, CEO Tom Frana Quoted

ViON Corporation announced on Wednesday that the company has been recognized as one of two partners awarded the 2020-2021 Quantum Alliance Strategic Partner Award at Quantum’s Virtual Q Elevate partner event. “ViON has over 40 years of experience helping our customers modernize technology and drive successful outcomes,” said ViON Chairman and CEO Tom Frana

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *