We all know it – between frequent moves, maintaining the household during a service member’s deployment, and providing strength and support to the entire family, military spouses make sacrifices every day. Their service to this country is invaluable and such an important part of the success of our military.
These sacrifices often include a spouse’s career. We often hear that many of you face career challenges due to frequent moves, especially with professions that require a license.
The National Military Family Association has worked in partnership with the Department of Defense State Liaison Office to address state licensing issues to ensure military spouses can pursue their careers regardless of the number of times they have to move. We were asked to reach out to see if state legislation has impacted your professional career in a positive way. If you have a story or experience to share, tell us the following information:
- What is your spouse’s branch of Service?
- What is your professional affiliation?
- Have you applied for a license in your current state using new legislation? Which state?
- Have you benefited from spouse licensing state legislation?
- Was it a positive experience? If so, please tell us why!
We look forward to sharing your positive experiences with state legislators so more states can support military spouse career portability!
To obtain more information about state-specific licensing, review our 50 State Licensing Chart and see where your state stands.