What is a Service Platoon?

In 2013, The Mission Continues introduced a new way for veterans to continue serving at home – the service platoon. A service platoon is a team of veteran and non-veteran volunteers that mobilizes together to solve a specific challenge in their community.

In Washington, D.C. a service platoon works to reduce hunger amongst inner-city youth. In Phoenix, another platoon works to eradicate chronic veteran homelessness. And in Orlando, members of the local platoon are mentoring at-risk youth.

United by the common bond of service, platoons offer veterans the opportunity to make an impact in their community, and connect with others through regular social and networking events. It’s an opportunity to serve alongside a motivated team and tackle a tough and meaningful mission. It’s an opportunity to make a difference.


Each service platoon’s mission is unique to the platoon and the challenges facing its community. Each mission is ongoing and organized around weekly, monthly, or quarterly events. Service platoons collaborate with local nonprofits, civic organizations and businesses to ensure community support and engagement. It’s a win-win for veterans and for the community.

If you have a passion for service, then you are eligible to join a platoon. Service platoons welcome veteran and non-veteran members. As a platoon member, you might spend a Saturday afternoon building houses. You could be out on the streets at midnight with your team, helping homeless veterans find shelter. You might cut new trails in a state park or spend the weekend camping at a team retreat.

You will have opportunities to take on leadership positions and learn new skills.

The best way to find out what being a platoon member is like is to sign up and try it out. You are free to come to as many events as you want. There isn’t a contract or a paycheck, just the opportunity to meet other veterans and serve your community.

Service Platoon Roles

Platoon Member

Platoon members are on the front lines of change in their community. Membership is free and open to all. Select a platoon from the list below to join a team near you.

Leadership Team

Leadership team members are logisticians, event planners, communications experts and veteran resource coordinators. Inquire within the platoon for available leadership team positions.

Platoon Leader

You’re the person people look to for direction. Platoon leaders have an intense passion for service and entrepreneurial spirit. Apply Now


Atlanta Service Platoon
Austin Service Platoon
Baltimore Service Platoon
Bay Area Service Platoon
Boise Service Platoon
Greater Boston Service Platoon
Chicago Service Platoon
Cleveland Service Platoon
Colorado Springs Service Platoon
Columbia MO Service Platoon
Columbus OH Service Platoon
Columbus GA Service Platoon
Dallas - Fort Worth Service Platoons
Denver Service Platoon
Detroit Service Platoon
El Paso Service Platoo
Broward County Service Platoon
Hampton Roads Service Platoon
Houston Service Platoons
Indianapolis Service Platoon
Jacksonville Service Platoon
Kansas City Service Platoon
Killeen Service Platoon
Los Angeles Service Platoon
Miami Service Platoon
Twin Cities Service Platoon
Nashville Service Platoon
New Orleans Service Platoon
New York Service Platoons
Newark Service Platoon
Oahu Service Platoon
Orange County Service Platoon
Orlando Service Platoon
Philadelphia Service Platoon
Phoenix Service Platoon
Pittsburgh Service Platoons
Portland Service Platoon
Richmond Service Platoo
San Antonio Service Platoons
San Diego Service Platoon
Puerto Rico Service Platoon
Seattle Service Platoon
St. Louis Service Platoon
Tacoma Service Platoon
Tampa Service Platoon
Tri-Cities Service Platoon
Tucson Service Platoon
Washington, DC Platoon