Career Resources

Resources for Transitioning Military Members

ACHE is committed to supporting our military members transitioning to civilian healthcare executive roles. We invite you to explore ACHE resources available to support the unique career development needs of members with military backgrounds.

Recommended Resources

Network of Overseas Healthcare Executives
The mission of the chapter is to be the professional membership society to serve affiliated ACHE healthcare executives in the uniformed services who are assigned overseas or who are civilian employees of the United States federal government and are employed overseas

Transitioning from the Military to Civilian Healthcare (PDF)
ACHE hosts an annual program to provide professional development techniques to members transitioning from military to civilian healthcare. Click here to review an outline and statistics from the 2014 presentation.

eBenefits Veterans Employment Center: Military Skills Translator
Translate your military skills, experience, and training to learn about career options that best use your capabilities.

Answering the Call: Veterans as Civilian Healthcare Leaders
Military veterans have top-notch management skills yet they are often undervalued and overlooked in executive searches. For this reason, executive search firm, Witt/Kieffer initiated a survey of military veterans currently in healthcare leadership positions to get their insights on this issue and solutions to facilitating the transitions of military medical leaders into civilian healthcare positions.

Myths about the Hire-ability of Military Medical Officers
One of the greatest hurdles that military medical officers face is convincing search committees and healthcare employers that they can succeed as executives in a non-military environment. In this article, executive search firm, Witt/Kiefer identifies preconceived "myths" that limit search committees in their openness to hiring transitioning military officers.

2016 Military Transition Survey
This survey conducted by the Practical Governance Group highlights responses from 97 ACHE members who changed their military status between January 2014 to August 2016.

Career Resources

Take Charge of Your Healthcare Management Career: 50 Lessons That Drive Success
Written in a conversational, friendly style, the 50 lessons highlighted in this book broadly cover three major areas: managing yourself, managing your job, and taking charge of your career.

Tyler's Guide: The Healthcare Executive Job Search (Fourth Addition)
Tyler's Guide takes you from the beginning to the end of the job change process. Topics include, but are not limited to breaking through the glass ceiling.

Leadership Mentoring Network (LMN)
ACHE created the Leadership Mentoring Network to expand opportunities for learning and development exclusively for ACHE members.