Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. military veteran or currently serving in the National Guard or Reserves

  • U.S. resident who currently resides in the Continental U.S., Hawaii or Puerto Rico

  • Completed one year of military service with a Character of Service above a “Dishonorable Discharge”

  • Veterans from all eras and branches of service are welcome

  • Must provide a copy of your DD-214 or NGB-22 with your application

  • Fellowship Program alumni are also eligible to apply

The Commitment

In-Person Track

  • Six-month program with four in-person sessions (sessions are 3 days in different cities)
  • Able to commit to approximately 3-5 hours per week for virtual content and project-based work
  • Comfortable engaging in both online and in-person learning environments
  • Minimum one-year as member of platoon leadership team

Virtual Track

  • Three-month program with live and recorded virtual sessions
  • Able to commit to approximately 5-7 hours per week for virtual work, class sessions and team-based work
  • Comfortable engaging in online learning environments
  • Minimum one-year as member of platoon leadership team

The SLC Application

Applications to join the next cohort of The Mission Continues Service Leadership Corps are open through June 1 2020.

The application is organized in two phases. Phase 1, available on the website, provides a basic snapshot of your interest and eligibility for the program.

Once you complete Phase 1, and your eligibility for the program is confirmed, you will receive access to Phase 2. This portion of the application asks you to further describe your experiences, readiness for the program and desire to continue your service after the military.

Admissions to the Service Leadership Corps is competitive, but don’t let that dissuade you from applying. Each cohort is comprised of a diverse cross-section of veterans with varied military, professional, academic and volunteer experiences. If you have a passion for leadership and working with under-resourced communities, then you’re in the right place.


To learn more, review our SLC FAQ. For additional questions regarding the program, contact our team at slc@missioncontinues.org.