I have the utmost respect for military spouses, and having been one, I completely understand the commitment you make; the truth of it is, you sacrifice a lot for love, and not everyone knows or understands what that entails.
At minimum, military spouses selflessly support their wife’s/husband’s career, take care of their family while a spouse is away, and help move the family if/when a spouse receives orders.
With that, isn’t it amazingly helpful that the government recognizes your contributions to the military and offers the My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA)?!
If you’re a new military spouse or haven’t yet heard of the MyCAA benefit, we’ll help you break it down:
Who is eligible?:
- Spouses of active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines
- Ranks E1 – E5, W1 – W2, and O1 – O2
What is the benefit?:
- Spouses can receive up to $4,000 to train for an in-demand career.
How long does government approval take?:
- It can take up to 2 months to obtain approval.
How long is the training program?:
- Training programs can be completed 18 months or less.
Where can I register for funding?:
- You can register on the Department of Defense website: https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/Default.aspx#
How do I put together a training program?:
- You can speak to an Admissions Counselor, and they will help you build a custom training plan
Why are these funds available?
- The government supplies this funding to help military families maintain their standard of living, despite having to move around the United States. The idea is to train spouses in “portable” industries, so no matter where they move, they can obtain employment.
If you’d like to speak to an Admissions Counselor about the MyCAA benefits, you can call 855-520-6806, or you can visit the DoD website to learn more about the benefit and its uses.