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Military personnel leaving the service have another tool to help them get a job in the civilian world. The Verification of Military Experience and Training document is now available online.

The Defense Department document, which lists all military training that a servicemember completed while in service, was previously available only by visiting a transition assistance program office or Army Career and Alumni Program Center.

Servicemembers can review their VMET at

“Basically, any military training course that they’ve attended should be on there,” said Phillip Medellin, an officer for the Army Career and Alumni Program. “It’s a thumbnail sketch of their military career — their experience, their training.”

College courses completed while in the military are not recorded on the VMET. A troop’s military occupational specialty, however, and the start and end dates of every grade a servicemember has had in a specific MOS is listed.

“The VMET puts the information in civilian terms,” Medellin said, referring to the abundance of acronyms and abbreviations used in the military.

But the VMET shouldn’t be the only tool used, Medellin added.

“You’re going to [need] to have a lot of other documents — education documents, copies of evaluation reports, commendations, awards — a whole variety of things,” he said.

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