Military Spouse Advocacy Network launches new spring cohort of the Military Spouse Leadership Development Program, presented by USAA. Applications open January 5, 2024 and remain open until February 2, 2024.

SAN ANTONIO, TX, January 05, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ — MSAN is proud to offer the Military Spouse Leadership Development Program (MSLDP), presented by USAA, for a fourth season to a new group of 50 change-making and community service-oriented military spouses.

Typically only offered in the fall, MSAN created the new spring cohort with USAA’s generous support in direct response to the exceptional and rising number of application requests each consecutive year.

Applications open on January 5, 2024, and will remain open until February 2, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

After the overwhelming success of three previous MSLDP cohorts, it is clear that MSAN fulfills the ongoing need for a world-class leadership program dedicated to military spouses. We whole-heartedly invite all spouses of currently serving United States military members from any branch of our armed services, including the Reserves and Guard OR a post 9-11 Gold Star Spouse, Surviving Spouse, Caregiver, Spouse of a Veteran or Retiree to submit an application.

For eligibility information and to apply, visit For questions about the Leadership Development Program, please email

About the Military Spouse Leadership Development Program

The MSLDP is a free, global, and virtual training program focused on providing military spouses the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Leadership, Service, Advocacy, and Mentorship. It serves developing leaders by unlocking their potential to become future action-oriented leaders, advocates, and mentors within their respective areas of interest and expertise.

Over the course of four months, the program will provide a diverse cohort of 50 military spouses from all military branches training from:

• Harvard University, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative
• Psych Hub- Mental Health Ally Certificate
• Top military leaders and influential panel participants
• Impactful voices in the community
• Professional communications training

Upon course completion, the participants will receive a Leadership Certificate from Harvard University, professional communications training, and a certificate in mental health allyship from PsychHub.

From Verenice Castillo, MSAN Founder & CEO
“Military Spouses are considered change makers in our communities because they serve, lead, mentor, and advocate for efforts that need improvement,” said MSAN founder and CEO Verenice Castillo. “This program is dedicated to the development of future leaders. It is an honor to provide meaningful training to military spouses who want to become the change they want to see in their communities. We are excited to welcome USAA to our MSLDP family and grateful for their support and confidence in our program.”

From Justin Schmitt, AVP Corporate Responsibility, USAA
“America’s military spouses are a vital part of our country and bring diverse skills, experiences and passion to employers,” said Justin Schmitt, AVP Corporate Responsibility at USAA. “USAA is honored to support the Military Spouse Leadership Development Program, which recognizes their essential contribution to the military community and nurtures their professional growth.”

About Military Spouse Advocacy Network
Military Spouse Advocacy Network (MSAN) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to create stronger military families through education, empowerment, and support. MSAN’s Military Spouse Mentorship-HUB helps bridge military families from every branch of the Armed Forces and their surrounding communities in locations around the world through a Virtual Education and Resource Center, Military Spouse Mentorship Program, and Leadership Development Program. MSAN’s collaborations with official military installations, Department of Defense (DoD) resources, and trusted partner organizations provide a structured and personal approach through a one-of-a-kind peer-to-peer mentorship experience, building long-term connections to local and national resources and expanding the military family sense of community. MSAN strives to improve morale and military retention, increase the utilization of resources, and continue to invest in the communities that our leaders serve.

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About USAA
Founded in 1922 by a group of military officers, USAA is among the leading providers of insurance, banking, and investment and retirement solutions to more than 13 million members of the U.S. military, veterans who have honorably served, and their families. Headquartered in San Antonio, USAA has offices in eight U.S. cities and three overseas locations and employs more than 37,000 people worldwide. Each year, the company contributes to national and local nonprofits in support of military families and communities where employees live and work. For more information about USAA, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@USAA), or visit

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