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Veteran and Active Duty Program: On-Site & Virtual Options

Our Mission: The Mission of Operation New Uniform (ONU) is to empower active duty servicemembers, veterans and military spouses to successfully transition from military life to purposeful, stable careers.

Our Vision: At Operation New Uniform (ONU), our vision is to empower confident graduates who are coveted and embraced by the community.

How is ONU different?

To empower graduates, we leverage the highly successful Sandler Training program and enhance its award-winning results by providing transition-specific supportive services. These services include personalized coaching and mentoring, life skills workshops, networking, resume building, etc.

What are you waiting for?

At ONU, we realize you may have experienced other transition programs, but our program is different. Nearly 100% of our graduates find employment within four months. More importantly, graduates become part of the ONU family forever.

Your journey, your way:

In-Person: Operation New Uniform we offer in-person transition training at our Jacksonville headquarters, and at our Tampa satellite office. Each class has an average of a dozen participants which allows for a highly personalized experience. Coursework takes place during the day for veteran students and is led by our Sandler-certified program staff.

Virtual: We offer a virtual option for students who cannot attend the in-person classes. They follow the same coursework, class schedule, and graduation as the in-person participants.

Online (Self-Paced): We developed this option for students who require a self-paced e-learning option due to their schedules. This option has a definitive start and end date, with milestone dates.

Application Requirements: Active Duty: Proof of separation date; Veterans: Proof of an Honorable Discharge (DD214)

Fees: There are no fees.

Class Schedule for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members

*Note: Graduation ceremonies are held on the last day of class.

In-Person and Virtual Class Schedule:
Jacksonville Class: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tampa Class: Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • July 10 – 26, 2024 (Jacksonville, FL)
  • August 12 – 22, 2024 (Tampa, FL)
  • October 16 – November 1, 2024 (Jacksonville, FL)
  • January 22 – February 7, 2025 (Jacksonville, FL)
  • March 17 – 27, 2025 (Tampa, FL)
  • April 9 – 25, 2025 (Jacksonville, FL)
  • May 7 – 23, 2025 (Jacksonville, FL)
  • August 11 – 22, 2025 (Tampa, FL)
  • October 15 – 31, 2025 (Jacksonville, FL)

In-Person and Virtual Graduations:

  • June 14, 2024 (virtual)
  • July 26, 2024 (Jacksonville, FL)
  • August 22, 2024 (Tampa, FL)
  • September 13, 2024 (virtual)
  • November 1, 2024 (Jacksonville, FL)
  • December 13, 2024 (virtual)
  • February 4, 2025 (virtual)
  • February 7, 2025 (Jacksonville, FL)
  • March 27, 2025 (Tampa, FL)
  • April 25, 2025 (Jacksonville, FL)
  • May 6, 2025 (virtual)
  • May 23, 2025 (Jacksonville, FL)
  • August 22, 2025 (Tampa, FL)
  • August 26, 2025 (virtual)
  • October 31, 2025 (Jacksonville, FL)
  • December 9, 2025 (virtual)

Online (Self-Paced/E-Learning) Class Schedule:
(self-paced, but with milestone dates)

  • July 1 – September 13, 2024
  • September 30 – December 13, 2024
  • January 7 – February 4, 2025
  • April 8 – May 6, 2025
  • July 29 – August 26, 2025
  • November 11 – December 9, 2025
ONU knew I was focused on the wrong things even before I ever called. I came to ONU expecting help blowing wind in my sails to get me going - what I got was a blueprint and tools to build a ship whenever I need it. Bad habits were muted and new habits were developed giving me a foundation upon which the next 20 years of my life will be built.
Byron "Woody" Woods
Class 41
ONU acknowledges our military accomplishments but then in a holistic approach prepares us to shed that uniform off and don our new business attire with confidence, pride, humbleness, and determination.
Tracey Chastine
Class 37
I dealt with a great deal of anxiety making the decision to retire after 23 years because it was a “known” environment and a guaranteed paycheck, but upward mobility was proving to be further and further out of reach. I wanted to move on but having been in the military since I graduated high school, I felt inadequately equipped to prepare and excel in the private sector.
Adam Materelli
Class 38