Organizations & Association: FOCUS Marines Foundation

September 11, 2019

The FOCUS Marines Foundation (FMF) was created for veterans, by veterans, to help retired Marines cope with their transition back to civilian life.  This organization offers a free program for veterans called FOCUS, helping retired marines understand their goals and identity outside of their militant vocation.

A wide range of motivational speaker and coaching services are presented throughout the course, from teaching retired Marines how to network in a casual and professional setting, along with valuable skills for their societal career, such as writing a resume.

“FOCUS helped me to realize that I am not the only Marine who has come back into society with a little baggage on their shoulders… The staff and numerous resources were astronomically impressive. It all turned out to be a rewarding experience… FOCUS lets a Marine know they’re not alone, they’re a part of a legacy, and people really care about them. – Tyler, FOCUS Class 2015

FOCUS intends to provide retired Marines the life-long connections, motivation, and resources a veteran needs to reintegrate into their community and experience a joyful life.  For more information, visit

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