On our BlogTalkRadio show Your Military Life, Nancy Brown of YourMilitary.com and I interviewed Patti Hunt, military and retention specialist and program mentor with Vantage Point Consulting.
Patti works with various branches of the military, including the Coast Guard and National Guard, to help military personnel know about and utilize their yearly tuition assistance enlistment benefits. Patti stressed how many service personnel do not even know about these benefits. And, if they do, they face obstacles such as dealing with the complicated forms for accessing these benefits.
I asked whether there was an online video tutorial or webinar to help service personnel navigate these forms. Patti replied that there wasn't, although Vantage Point mentors do work with service personnel on filling out these forms.
Therefore, I want to throw out this challenge: If you or anyone else you know could work with Vantage Point to develop a video or webinar tutorial for filling out the forms, this could be a very important aid for service personnel who wish to take advantage of these benefits.
Vantage Point already has helpful information on its site, which is optimized for viewing on mobile devices. (Presumably this is because Vantage Point works with deployed personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan and other locations.) A video or webinar tutorial that would walk service personnel step-by-step through the forms could be a great addition to the existing information.
If anyone wants to accept this challenge, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with Patti Hunt.