Upon leaving the US Marine Corps, I could’ve benefited from a comprehensive guide focusing on a positive and successful transition to the private sector. Michael Bluemling, Jr.’s new book, Bridging the Gap from Soldier to Civilian: A Road Map to Success for Veterans, does just that by providing the framework and foundation for every transitioning veteran to succeed in post-military life.
Colonel, US Marine Corps (Ret.)
In Bridging the Gap from Soldier to Civilian: A Road Map to Success for Veterans, former soldier turned vetrepreneur, Michael Bluemling Jr., provides readers the necessary tools to make a successful transition from military to civilian life. If knowledge is power, then half the knowledge is knowing what questions to ask. Let Michael help you ask the right questions so that leaving the military is an informed experience in your life journey.
Professor of Entrepreneurship, Florida State University, Lt. Col. (USAF Ret.)
When you leave the military, it’s like jumping off a fast moving train. The train continues on without you as it moves at high speed down the track. At some point you jump off and are left wondering, “What am I going to do now, and whom will I turn to for help?” Michael Bluemling Jr.’s new self-help book will definitely help you answer these questions.
Lisa R. Taylor
CWDP Business Services and Community Relations Coordinator, US Navy Spouse
I wish this book had been available when I was transitioning to the civilian sector. Bridging the Gap from Soldier to Civilian is written in clean, everyday language anyone can read and interpret. Highlighted text guides the reader’s attention to calls-to-action. We all know life is full of uncertainty; this book does a great job of removing uncertainty during a major transition in our lives. Follow these simple suggestions, and your transition should go smoothly.
Chief Recycling Officer, 3 Dimensions Recycling, HM1 USN
The military does a wonderful job of conforming you to military life, training you while you’re in and taking care of you along the way. But it doesn’t train you to be a civilian or on how to transition back to being one. Bridging the Gap from Soldier to Civilian: A Road Map to Success for Veterans does just that. Thanks to Michael Bluemling Jr.’s self-help book, you too can find success as you transition from military life.
Edward N. Lazzari III
Staff Sergeant, US Army (Ret.)
Intelligent and insightful, Bridging the Gap from Soldier to Civilian: A Road Map to Success for Veterans enlightens veterans transitioning back into the public sector. Michael systematically covers all areas leading to your passion and purpose in life.
I thought my military experience was all I needed to secure a well-paying job after I exited the army. How wrong I was. Until you get your degree, training, or certification, you will be qualified but not certified. The military gets you qualified. Unfortunately, qualified will not always get you the job. HOOAH!
Jameo D. Pollock
Staff Sergeant, US Army (Ret.)
Michael Bluemling’s Bridging the Gap from Soldier to Civilian is a comprehensive guide for soldiers to transition from active duty to civilian life successfully. This book details step by step how to take your military skills to pave the way to a successful civilian career. It’s a must for veterans to have this self-help book in their possession to assist in integrating the job market after military service.
US Army Veteran and retired Compliance Officer
For any veteran struggling with transitioning back into the civilian world, Bridging the Gap provides a glass of cold water in a dry and discouraging desert filled with many challenges and obstacles. Michael not only captures the essence of this struggle but also provides a comprehensive list of thoughtful, encouraging, and pragmatic solutions.
US Air Force Veteran, Founder of Veterans Healing Farm
Bridging the Gap from Soldier to Civilian is an essential read for veterans transitioning from military into the next chapter of their lives. Michael Bluemling Jr. has created an incredible reference book for those with a military career wanting to join the private sector. Let Michael help lead you on your next great adventure in life.
President, EBV Foundation