Join the growing list of veterans in supporting this big idea.
WATCH: General (Ret.) Stan McChrystal makes the case for national service
"Right now, less than 1 percent of our population serves in the military and, in my view, we need to rethink and create a system where every young American has an opportunity to serve their nation in other ways. We need to create a culture of service where we are all invested in our nation’s future and feel a shared sense of responsibility to our nation and to each other."
- General (Ret.) Stan McChrystal, Chairperson, Service Year Alliance
Service Years as a Transition Tool
We're growing the number and quality of service year opportunities for transitioning veterans and military family members.
Striving to change policies and grow service opportunities through the US Department of Defense and Congress.
Collaborating with veterans and veteran organizations to build an inclusive movement for the “big idea”--that military service and national service are two sides of the same coin and everyone should have the expectation and opportunity to serve.
Brian Harley, USMC Veteran, Red Cross, and The Mission Continues Fellowship Alum
"What motivated me to do a service year was a strong desire to do more; to be useful when I no longer felt I was useful after my contract ended with the U.S. Marine Corps.”
Continue your service by doing a service year.
2 Sides of the Same Coin: Military and National Service
Join members of the military and veteran community who believe that universal voluntary national service would ensure that young people grow up as responsible, engaged citizens, not just individuals.