The Citizen Soldier for Life program, launched in September 2016, prepares and connects service members with financial and employment services, in an effort to enhance readiness and boost resilience. The program focuses on Initial Entry Training (IET) populations through the Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) in addition to offering services all National Guard members and their Families who may be seeking civilian employment and financial assistance.
Citizen Soldier for Life Counselors assist individuals in meeting Career Readiness Standards (CRS) as early in the Soldier Life Cycle as possible, and provide them with the fundamental skills necessary to obtain and sustain a fulfilling civilian career. The program works toward improving the financial literacy of the force through education and training. Financial Literacy includes, but is not limited to: basic money management, retirement planning and building a 12 month budget. Program Counselors also provide National Guard members and their Families with local, accessible resources, that is readily available should they need assistance.
Remember to take advantage of the Citizen Soldier for Life (CSFL) program if you need to. CSFL Career Readiness Counselors (CRC) can provide assistance with career services including but not limited to:
• Cover letters
• Mock interviews
• Setting up 12 month budget plans
• Financial literacy training
• Military skills translation
• Navigating education, apprenticeship and certification credentials
If you need assistance with finding employment, better employment, mapping out a career path or preparing a feasible financial spending plan contact Corinne Dionisio in southern Idaho or Matt Ranstrom in northern Idaho. All Army National Guard soldiers, their families and all military veterans are eligible for these services free of charge.
Corinne Dionisio, CSFL Career Readiness Counselor – Southern Idaho
575 W 21 St., Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Matt Ranstrom, CSFL Career Readiness Counselor – Northern Idaho
5453 Seltice Way, Post Falls, ID 83854
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