Social and professional networks have become a vital tool for the public to build their professional sphere, and two vets recently launched a website designed primarily to help servicemembers do the same. RallyPoint went live on Veterans Day, giving troops the opportunity to connect with fellow soldiers across the globe, according to Stars and Stripes.
The website, which has already mapped out 20,000 military units, was created by Yinon Weiss and Aaron Kletzing, both of whom served in Iraq. The duo, who enlisted the help of Tom Barr, hopes the website allows soldiers to reconnect with people they served with and also build their professional network during and after their time in the Armed Forces.
"With RallyPoint, we are trying to make it much easier to map out your network within the military and see who you would like to connect with," Barr, a former Marine, told the publication.
While RallyPoint may not approach Facebook's 1 billion active users, there are certainly a large number of troops who could benefit from a social network designed specifically for them. The Department of Defense estimates that approximately 300,000 soldiers are going to separate from service each year for the next four years.