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The DoD SkillBridge program is an opportunity for transitioning Service Members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of service. The program helps Service Members bridge the gap between end of service and the beginning of their civilian careers. The program offers an excellent benefit for Installation and Unit Commanders who have members nearing military separation. Commanders can greatly ease this transition to civilian life by supporting their Service Members' interest in the SkillBridge Program. DoD SkillBridge Program is supported by the DoDI 1322.29 and NAVMC 1700.2

To learn more about the DoD SkillBridge Program please visit the DoD SkillBridge website and for any questions regarding the program email

Okinawa SkillBridge Application

Click the link below to access our Okinawa SkillBridge Application packet which includes an outline of the application process, required forms, as well as templates for the command authorization letter and company acceptance letter:

Please see below for individual fillable components from the above packet:

**If you have problems opening the PDFs by directly clicking on the links, you may need to save the file first then open the PDF with Adobe.**

Be sure to review the ethics brief (below), and fill out the ethics brief completion page before attaching it to your complete packet.

SkillBridge Program Participants Ethics Brief

SkillBridge Ethics Brief Completion Page

Virtual SkillBridge Information Brief

Want to learn more about DoD SkillBridge? Attend our virtual informational brief to learn about the policies and guidelines for pursuing a SkillBridge opportunity! Our SkillBridge virtual briefs are held every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. 

Please note that the log-in information for the virtual SkillBridge brief has changed as of July 2022. See below for the most up-to-date log-in information!  

Log-In information:  


You can also follow this link as well: 

The link is accessible by web browser. If accessing the meeting by mobile phone, you will need to download the Microsoft Teams app. At this time, there is no option to join the meeting by calling in.

SkillBridge Examples

Download our sample list of DoD-approved SkillBridge programs and keywords to help you in your research: 

Example SkillBridge Programs and Keywords

This list is just a small sample of DoD-approved SkillBridge programs. To search for more programs in a particular category, or for more information on one of the programs listed on this list, go to There you will find program length, location, and POC information.

DISCLAIMER: This list is meant to help potential SkillBridge participants in their research of DoD SkillBridge programs. The information about providers contained within this list does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS).

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