At ORU, we recognize the significant impact of the military spouse. Our veterans’ anchor points come from God first, closely followed by our spouse and family. The military spouse population has been long overlooked, and ORU is committed to providing awareness of opportunities with local, regional and national resources to assist the military spouse in transitioning from a military lifestyle to an academic and civilian one.
At ORU Military Spouses are invited to join and serve in our Student Veterans Association. Your experience, wisdom, and empathy are the perfect fit for our student veterans. As members, you will be part of the veteran family and help support each other as well as build awareness of veterans throughout the ORU family. Additionally, we have made resources available to you below.
Spouses of service members with frequent moves, service member deployments or a lack of portable careers struggle to focus on their own career development. According to a recent Chamber of Commerce Foundation study, 70% of military spouses do not believe their education or work experience is being fully utilized in their current job. ACP is here to assist. Since the launch of the spouse program in 2018, ACP has paired more than 800 military spouses with mentors for a year-long, customized, one-on-one mentorship.
- 98% of spouse program Protégés would recommend the program
- 93% found the program to be valuable to their professional development
- 87% of spouses reported improved confidence in their career plans
Military spouses serving in professions with occupational license requirements face special challenges. They experience gaps in employment and costly interruptions in their career trajectory due to frequent relocations. It is the policy of the U.S. Department of Labor to reduce employment barriers and enhance career opportunities for military spouses.
Many states support military spouse license recognition options by allowing for expedited applications, temporary licenses, or complete license recognition. Use the Military Spouse Interstate License Recognition Options map to find out the rights of a military spouse.
Military.com is a great site designed for “one-stop shopping” on most military related topics. Specifically, Military.com provides an intensive site on many spouse-related topics.
As a military spouse, you are part of a strong, proud military community that counts more than five million warriors, family members and caregivers around the world. Whether you are new to the military community or a long-time contributing member, Military OneSource is with you through thick and thin. We help you make sense of the lingo, find jobs and get the most from your benefits.