The purpose of the Reserve Component Transition Assistance Advisor (RCTAA) program is to provide a person(s) in each state/territory to serve as the statewide point of contact to assist Reserve Component Service Members, their Families, and Veterans in accessing local, state, and federal benefits and healthcare services. Each RCTAA assists in obtaining entitlements through the Veterans Affairs System and access to community resources. The RCTAA initiative began in May 2005 when the National Guard Bureau signed a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs. The RCTAA program now serves all RC components across the country and is staffed by over 100 contracted RCTAA positions.
If you live in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area to the NC Coast, CONTACT:
Matt DeVivo, Federal Contractor, RCTAA
If you live in the Piedmont/Greensboro area and Sandhills, CONTACT:
If you live in the Charlotte-Metro area to the NC mountains, CONTACT:
Who We Serve
The program is designed all Reserve Component service members (National Guard, USAR, USAFR, USMCR, USNR, CGR), their Families, and Veterans.
- We care about you and your family.
- Over 90% of RCTAAs are veterans or spouses of military members.
- Many RCTAAs have worked through the disability process and receive disability compensation.
- We have built strong partnerships and coalitions within the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, State Directors of VA, Veterans Services Organizations, and State Headquarters groups, such as Family Support, Chaplains Offices, Department of Labor, and Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
What we can do for you as an individual service member
- Guard entitlements and access for health care in both the DoD and Veteran Affairs medical facilities.
- Important deadlines that require your action while still on active duty and as a veteran so you do not miss these time sensitive opportunities.
- Dental care programs (time sensitive).
- Referral for counseling services for you and your family that will not affect your career.
- Referral for possible compensation for injuries or illness sustained in OEF and OIF.
- Insurance information such as SGLI and TSGLI
- Rehabilitative care management needed to help you return to a normal lifestyle.
- Assistance with job search and connection with ESGR for rights of employment.
- Assistance in connecting you to the Veterans Benefits Administration and Veteran Service Organizations to file disability claims.
- Assistance in the event of financial hardship, healthcare issues, or unemployment needs.
- Assistance with locating your medical records, DD 214s and other needed documents.
Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
- Medical: Combat Veterans receive health care for up to 5 years from date of discharge from active duty.
- Dental: Veterans may receive a one-time dental treatment within 180 days from separation.
- VA Publications
Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA)
- Montgomery GI Bill
- Post-9/11 GI Bill - transferrable
- GI Bill Info
North Carolina Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
- NCDMVA assist veterans and their families in the presentation, processing, proof and establishment of claims, privileges, rights and benefits as they may be entitled to under Federal, State or local laws.
- Directory of Veterans Service Officers (by county) –Learn about State Veterans Benefits
NC Veterans Benefits
NC National Guard Association
NC Soldier and Airmen Assistance Fund
State Employees Credit Union
- Education, relocation, parenting, stress, you name it. Military OneSource is available by phone or online, this free service is provided by the Department of Defense for active-duty, Guard, and Reserve service members and their families.
Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces
The Employer Partnership (EP) was created as a way to provide America’s employers with a direct link to Service members and their families. Service members can leverage their military training and experience for career opportunities in today’s civilian job market with national, regional and local Employer Partners.
Provides expertise and sophisticated technology that frees businesses, educators, job seekers and exiting military from traditional models of recruiting and hiring. http://pipelinenc.com/
VetJobs makes it easy to reach transitioning military, National Guard, Reserve Component Members and veterans that have separated over the last several decades and are now productive members of the civilian work force in all disciplines, and their family members. http://www.vetjobs.com/
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 is a federal law intended to ensure that persons who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, are not disadvantaged or discriminated against in employment based on past, present, or future military service. DOL USERRA page
NC Department of Labor
Provides access to North Carolina state government job vacancies. https://www.nc.gov/jobs
North Carolina’s Division of Employment Security Commission
Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS)
Provide veterans and transitioning service members with the resources and services to succeed in the 21st century workforce.
Recruit Military is unique among recruiting firms in that we focus solely on matching up military veterans and their spouses with employers across the world. www.recruitmilitary.com
The Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET) web site provides eligible service members a VMET document (DD Form 2586) on demand. The VMET data is a portion of a member’s career history, which comes from a large database with data received from the four service’s official personnel and training systems. https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/public/faq/Training-VMET
Here you can find summary information about available Veteran Programs. The N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions provides job seeker services for veterans, transitioning service members, and eligible spouses.
- USO NC
- G.I. Jobs
- Orion International
- Lucas Group
- The Compass Group, focuses on junior officers