Pentagon Strengthens Transition Program

After your time in the military is up, how do you get ready to go back to the civilian world?

For Cpl. Fabian Purvis, it involved a five-day seminar at Camp Pendleton that taught him things like how to translate his military experiences into something a civilian human resources department could better understand, along with some practical skills.

“I was like a sponge when I went there,” he said. “I was like, ‘I want everything you can give me. Show me how to dress, show me how to tie my tie, show me how to write a resume.'”

After four years in the Marine Corps, Purvis is hanging up his corporal’s stripes and hoping to pin on a San Diego Sheriff deputy’s badge.

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