There simply aren’t enough employment positions for all of us. But in the military there’s something called “spousal preference,” which is a notation on your application that your significant other is active duty.
However, you can only use this preference once per duty station.
I had over ten years of experience working with students.
Within months he transferred to another department, and eventually the job series was redesigned to be occupied by a soldier.
I am married to the Army, so I am expected to mind the front lines by making sacrifices and serving my household so my partner can do the same for his country.
It never occurred to me that I would not have similar employment opportunities as I did back home because of the vows I took.
I thought moving around the country would be exciting.
In May 2015, the First Lady spoke at the White House about the success of the Joining Forces Initiative, a project that launched in 2011 that works side by side with the public and private sectors to make sure that service members, veterans, and their families have the tools they need to succeed throughout their careers.