About SECO

The DOD established the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program to provide education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide, offering comprehensive resources and tools related to career exploration, education, training and licensing, employment readiness and career connections.


The Military OneSource Spouse Career Center offers free, comprehensive coaching services to all eligible military spouses. Career coaches offer specialty consultations six days a week and can help with the following:

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Career Exploration
Explore your career interests and skills.
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Education, Training and Licensing
Learn about education options and licensure or credential requirements.
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Employment Readiness
Prepare to join or re-enter the workforce and sharpen your skills throughout your career.
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Career Connections
Find network and career opportunities.

Take advantage of specialized coaching packages developed to help you succeed in your chosen career path. Call 800-342-9647 to choose from the following packages:

  • SECO Career Readiness Coaching Package
  • SECO Entrepreneurship Spouse Coaching Package
  • SECO Re-Entering the Workforce Coaching Package
  • SECO Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – STEM – Coaching Package
  • SECO Health Care Coaching Package
  • SECO Intelligence and Cybersecurity Coaching Package
  • SECO New Spouse Coaching Package
  • SECO K-12 Education Coaching Package
  • SECO Federal Employment Coaching Package
  • SECO Permanent Change of Station Coaching Package
  • SECO Information Technology Coaching Package
  • SECO Career Pathways Coaching Package
  • SECO Freelancing in a Gig Economy Coaching Package
  • SECO Working Remotely Coaching Package

Sign up now for SECO Coaching Packages.

Military Spouse Employment Partnership

The Military Spouse Employment Partnership is an employment and career partnership, connecting military spouses with hundreds of partner employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses in portable careers. The partnership has three components.

  • MSEP Job Search on MySECO allows military spouses to search for and apply to career opportunities with MSEP companies and organizations. Spouses can search for positions using job titles, keywords and location or refine the search by selecting the partner or job type.

  • Spouse Ambassador Network includes MSEP partners who work to create awareness about military spouse employment challenges and to increase military spouse career opportunities and advancement.

  • MSEP Partner Portal provides information for companies interested in becoming partners and offers resources for existing partners.

My Career Advancement Account

The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 in financial assistance to eligible military spouses for the pursuit or maintenance, including continuing education courses, of a license, certification, or associate degree necessary to gain employment in an occupation or career field.

myseco website on computerThe MySECO website is a one-stop online career and education toolbox filled with valuable information, resources and interactive features. 

For essential information and up-to-date fact sheets, fliers, info sheets and more, visit the Information Hub.

MySECO is available to support organizations and service providers. Check out the Easy Access for Those Who Support page for a detailed description of all that’s available on MySECO.