As a veteran, I can report that my transition experience was poor. The effectiveness of transition programs must be quantified so that we can evaluate that taxpayer money is being spent effectively. The program I went through was useful from the point of understanding my new relationship with the military, but it did nothing to prepare me to effectively job hunt and interview. Better programs, like the joint Chase-Syracuse program or the one at the University of Texas at Dallas, exist. So instead of having the DOD manage the the job hunt/interview portion, it might be better to have an established academic institution take over.