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., Alaska, 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

  • NOT an active Service Platoon Leader

The Commitment

In-person sessions are a mix of Wednesday-Friday and Thursday-Sunday retreats. While in attendance, full participation and engagement in all sessions and organized activities is expected, and will ensure you get the most out of the experience.

Corps members are required to attend all four in-person sessions in their entirety. Please review session dates in advance of accepting admission to the program.

Remote individual and teamwork will require up to an estimated 3-5 hours per week. The remote learning reinforces the concepts and content introduced at in-person sessions.

After completion of the six-month training in community-based leadership, you’ll have the opportunity to take a leadership position in your local TMC Serivce Platoon, or start your own if one does not exist in your area.

The SLC Application

Applications to join the next cohort of The Mission Continues Service Leadership Corps are open through February 26, 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 Sr. Director of Programs & Research, Gina Rosen, at grosen@missioncontinues.org.