The military is “falling short” when it comes to preparing separating service members for their career transitions, according to Sens. Angus King (I-Maine) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), as Military Times reported.

King and Cramer, who serve on the Armed Services and Veterans Affairs committees, sent a letter to the DOD service chiefs asking about the Transition Assistance Program, including about its attendance, effectiveness and accountability.

“The Armed Services do a superb job training Marines, sailors, sentinels, soldiers, airmen and guardians—and now we need to take that same focused approach and care to prepare our service members to return to the civilian world with the tools and support they need to thrive in their next endeavors,” King and Cramer wrote.

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