Research indicates that veterans who had committed suicide or died of accidental overdose were typically lacking a long-term strategy. It was further shown that by putting a simple transition plan in place at least two years prior to discharge, veterans are more likely to reacclimate smoothly.
Currently, the U.S. military only provides a 5-day program conducted only weeks prior to transition. The sheer amount of information presented is not easily absorbed and is subsequently dismissed or forgotten. PEI’s goal is to change these statistics. By reaching out to transitioning active-duty service members, veterans, and their families two years prior, we can help create an action plan that best suits the individual.
The Patriot Empowerment Institute's mission is to Empower, Prepare, and Support active-duty service members to ready them for post-military life. Through early contact and planning, we provide our heroes with the information and guidance needed to create a bridge of support through their most critical period; the transition from active duty to civilian life.
After attending numerous funerals of fellow Recon and Marine Corps teammates who had struggled after transitioning back to civilian life, the three cofounders decided to act. Knowing that they themselves fell within the statistical envelope, they created a program to help successfully transition those who would follow.