I hadn't heard about the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program until my friend Sarah wrote about how she was using it to go back to school for a master's degree. I was just beginning to wonder if I might find a way to begin an MFA program.
I guess I may have missed the boat! I wonder if Michelle Obama follows Sarah Smiley?
After years of putting our own careers, education and goals on indefinite suspension while following our service member loved one around the globe in support of Uncle Sam, we had finally received due recognition. And not just platitudes, but a real, tangible reward, if you will, for our service.
On Feb. 16, the Department of Defense abruptly halted the program for “review.” What’s worse, many in the program, of which there are nearly 100,000 spouses, didn’t know MyCAA had been suspended until they read about it in the Navy Times two days later. Some participants didn’t even know until they read about it on Facebook.