Office of the Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness: The Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness is the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense for Total Force Management as it relates to readiness; National Guard and Reserve component affairs; health affairs; training; and personnel requirements and management, including equal opportunity, morale, welfare, recreation, and quality of life matters.
Manpower and Reserve Affairs directs overall policies and procedures of our Total Force manpower, personnel and reserve affairs. Look to us to deliver reliable and timely resources and information for leaders, service members, family members, service providers and volunteers. Each of our deputates provides unique resources, services and support to our diverse, unified military and civilian community. We deliver the information you need when you need it. Manpower and Reserve Affairs staff and leadership routinely engage Congress on a variety of issues impacting the Manpower and Reserve Affairs portfolio. We respond to numerous congressional inquiries each week and meet with members of Congress and professional staff members of key Defense committees on a regular basis to address major issues impacting our Total Force.
Facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve service by developing and advocating mutually beneficial initiatives; recognizing outstanding employer support; increasing awareness of applicable laws and policies; resolving potential conflicts between employers and service members; and acting as the employer’s principal advocate within DoD.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the nation’s consumer protection agency. The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace to include Veteran focused employment and financial scams.
As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web. Link provided will assist with contact information for the Consumer Protection Division within your State Attorneys General Office.
The Veterans Job Bank provides a central resource that allows Veterans to access jobs available specifically for them.
eBenefits is a portal; a central location for Veterans, Service Members, and their families to research, find, access, and, in time, manage their benefits and personal information.
USAJOBS is the U.S. Government’s official system/program for Federal jobs and employment information. USAJOBS delivers a service by which Federal agencies meet their legal obligation providing public notice of Federal employment opportunities to Federal employees and U.S. citizens.
Military OneSource is a Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and reserve service members, and their families.
The Military Pay and Benefits Website is sponsored by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Major elements of your compensation are discussed along with tax information, pay/retirement calculators, policy updates, and more.
Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) serves America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.
The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them.
Being in the military can be stressful for service members and their families. Everyone reacts to stress and traumatic experiences differently, and some may feel angry or isolated while they are dealing with difficult circumstances.
The mission of the Office of Warrior Care Policy is to ensure wounded, ill, injured and transitioning Service members receive high quality care and seamless transition support through proactive leadership, responsive policy, effective oversight and inter-agency collaboration.
The purpose of this Victim and Witness Assistance Council (VWAC) website is to facilitate the dissemination of information and resources in support of providing assistance to victims and witnesses of crimes on military installations.
Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline is a ground-breaking crisis support service for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one support and information to the worldwide DoD community.
Following the National Defense Authorization Act of October 2000, Congress granted CAP the authority to provide assistive technology, devices and support services free of charge to Federal agencies that have a partnership agreement with CAP.
America has a time-honored tradition of recognizing the acts of valor performed by Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. The lists included at the links below allow you to share in this tradition and honor those individuals awarded our nation's most prestigious valor awards.