From Warrior to Civilian

"Our warriors are coming home and are preparing for new missions as civilians. And through the Military Service Initiative, the Bush Institute is going to help. We’re focused, and we’ll be relentless in serving our vets."
- President George W. Bush

New Resource: Veteran Employment Transition Roadmap

Know Our Vets

Over the next five years, more than one million post-9/11 servicemen and women will transition out of the military. Research shows a civilian-military divide: 71% of Americans say they have little understanding of the issues facing post-9/11 veterans. And veterans agree: 84% say that the public has “little awareness” of the issues facing them and their families. The Bush Institute is committed to the responsibility we face as a Nation to know and understand our vets.

I am a Post-9/11 Veteran
Learn more about veterans and what they uniquely offer to their communities.
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My American Landscape
A thorough look at the issues facing post-9/11 veterans and their families.
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Serve Our Vets

As Americans, we have a duty to serve those who volunteered to wear the uniform in defense of our Nation. Most critically, we have a responsibility to help them make their transition to civilian life as successful as possible. In doing so, we unleash the potential of a generation of resourceful, determined, and experienced leaders. At the Bush Institute, it is our mission to enhance how organizations across all sectors work together to support post-9/11 veterans and their families.

Serving Our Post-9/11 Veterans
Learn more about our research on leading practices among veteran-serving non-profit organizations.
Explore the findings
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"Our Veterans have defended the American people.
And now they want to experience the American dream." President George W. Bush

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Serving Our Post-9/11 Veterans: Reports and Toolkits

Veteran Employment Transition Roadmap
VET Roadmap | Learn more

Serving Our Post-9/11 Veterans: Leading Practices Among Non-Profit Organizations
Full report | Executive Summary

Serving Our Post-9/11 Veterans: A Toolkit for Funders
Full report | Funders Evaluation Tool

Serving Our Post-9/11 Veterans: A Toolkit for Non-Profit Organizations
Full report | Organizational Self-Assessment Tool for Veteran-Serving Non-Profit Organizations


From Warrior to Civilian