Thank you once again to Military Spot for publishing me.
So, ETS. Everyone in the army knows that magical date that transforms them from soldier into a civilian. Count down calendars are planned around it, leave plans are made, deployments juggled. When you reach that miraculous state known as the double digit midget you find yourself going through meetings and briefings about your benefits, about the job search, about finances, and more. Death by PowerPoint may well become your biggest frustration as you approach your ETS.
If you’ve waited until you reach the double digit midget stage before you start considering the job search, however, you may already be off to a bad start to your post military life. Sure, you’ve been in Army Engineering for years, gaining valuable skills in engineering and leadership that will transfer well into the civilian world. Without the right licenses and degrees, however, it’s quite possible you won’t have the opportunity to display your competence owing to a lack of anyone even calling you in for an interview.