“Should you ask a civilian to enter the military and write a combat order with just one week of training? Then why is it sufficient for a servicemember to enter the private sector with one week of transition assistance?”
The service indoctrinates recruits into a new culture, so they should receive the same dedicated training in preparation for exiting the military. From day one, the mission of recruit training is to create Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, and above all, better citizens and members of society. The military is failing at that mission if servicemembers are released back into society without the tools they need to find gainful employment and contribute.