VISIT DoD BRANCH-SPECIFIC COOL SITES AND DoD CIVILIAN COOL
GET THE MOST OUT OF DoD COOL
Each branch of the military Service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard) and DoD Civilians have their own COOL website, designed expressly for them. See How is COOL Organized for links and more information.
Service members can still use DoD COOL to see how their job in the military relates to other military jobs and to federal civilian jobs, as well as to civilian occupations.
Recruiters and Counselors
Education, Career and Transition Counselors can use the COOL sites to provide better guidance on education, professional growth, career requirements and opportunities to Service members or those considering joining.
Future Service Members and Family Members
DoD COOL can be a valuable tool— Use it to learn how civilian jobs related to military occupations (for example, what military jobs involve photography), or explore what military occupations include specific interests (such as "computers," or "language"). You can also learn what kinds of civilian credentials are related to military occupations.
Military service gives veteran employees unprecedented skills, knowledge, and insight: all of which are invaluable employee qualities. Learn details about how their unique training and experience prepares transitioning Service members for employement, how employers can use COOL to assess military experience and training, and how they can find veterans looking for jobs. See the Information for Employers page for more information.
Credentialing Organizations can explore how military training and experience prepares Service members for civilian credentials and jobs, learn about credentialing in the military, how credentials are included on COOL websites, and getting credentials approved for payment through the GI Bill and for listing on COOL. See the Information for Credentialing Organizations page for more information.
Veterans— learn what civilian credentials and jobs are related to your military occupation, and what those jobs pay on average. You can start with the Research Military Occupations tool on this site.