The program assists Marines and their families in achieving and sustaining personal financial readiness by providing personal financial education, training, counseling, and financial information and referral. A solid understanding of personal finances will build confidence in facing financial challenges, responsibilities and mission readiness.

The Career Resource Office (CRO) offers transition assistance services for separating or retiring service and family members. CRO administers Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) training and certification program and offers classes on resume writing and job interview techniques. They also host career fairs throughout the year. CRO works with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and Veterans’ Administration (VA), providing counseling services and information on programs and benefits.

Contact Information

Career Resource Office

Building 1526
7th Street
Twentynine Palms, California 92278

Phone: 7608305955


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Monday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


The computer lab is equipped with computer stations complete with Microsoft Office training, typing tutors, career exploration assessments, job boards and links and much more. There is also a wireless internet hub; feel free to bring your own computers as well.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification, the premier Microsoft desktop certification, is a globally recognized standard for demonstrating desktop skills. The MOS program is helping meet the demand for qualified and knowledgeable people in the modern workplace. Exams are offered at Career Resources.

What is a Microsoft Office Specialist?
A Microsoft Office Specialist is an individual who has certified his or her skills in one or more of the Microsoft Office® desktop applications which includes Microsoft Word®, Microsoft Excel®, Microsoft PowerPoint®, Microsoft Outlook® or Microsoft Access®. The Microsoft Office Specialist Program typically offers certification exams at the "Core" and "Expert" skill levels*. The Microsoft Office Specialist Program is the only Microsoft approved program in the world for certifying proficiency in Microsoft Office desktop applications. This certification can be a valuable asset in any job search or career advancement. The program is open to Marines and Navy personnel and dependents 16+, plus Department of Defense workers.

Please visit the CRO libguides for more information and registration process.
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A typing certificate verifies a person's typing speed and accuracy and is often required for applicants to legal assistant, medical assistant or government positions. In order to become certified typists, candidates must pass a typing test; this usually consists of typing an unfamiliar text within a timeframe while avoiding errors and maintaining a minimum speed. The number of errors and minimum speed allowed vary depending on the organization issuing the certificate.

Please visit the CRO libguides for more information and registration process.

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