Posted on Jan 14, 2015
CPT Brandon Christensen
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I saw this article posted on FB this morning while at work and it called out to me.

I can relate to this in the sense it took me about 10 years to finish my BS degree with all the schooling and the long deployment (22 months to Iraq) in the Army.

Has anyone else put their civilian career on hold for the greater good of the country?

http://blog.rallypoint.com/2015/01/career-sacrifice.html?utm_source=blog&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Post&utm_content=Career%20Sacrifice&utm_campaign=Blog%20Posts
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MSgt Michael Durkee
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I never jelled with the "you have to get a degree" nation, bless you for those that have. I still work in the Defense sector and I'm doing quite well as a Civilian. I understand that you may have meant little "c" civilian. Veterans, Retirees, without question we make things happen.
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Maj Chris Nelson
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My civilian career and my military career will mirror quite a bit. An RN on the civilian side and an RN in the military both perform patient care in some type of setting. I enjoy it, but I want to move on to Nursing Instruction. I want to be a teacher, teaching nursing. Not much of a call for that in the military as the current trend is to send students to civilian colleges/universities for nursing. I like what I am doing, but am looking forward to retirement and getting to CHOOSE what area of nursing I work in (pending finding that job), in the location that I want. Now, with that being said, one of the advantages with the military is that every new job/assignment, you keep your seniority (rank). There is less of that on the civilian side.
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SMSgt Dr. G. A. Thomas
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Isn't that noble and part of sacrificing for the greater good? Would you have these opportunities without military life? Is the world or American in better shape because of your selfless acts?
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