Posted on Mar 1, 2016
SFC Christopher Taggart
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I have a question - how long does it take to "transition" back to civilian world? I served 25 years, combination of USA, USAR, ARNG and ETS'd in 2010. Since then I have gotten my Bachelors and currently in a Master's degree program. I don't feel like I'm part of the military world and I don't feel like I'm part of the civilian world either. What do you think?
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SGT Benjamin Lindsey
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I've been out for two years and I feel the same way. I don't feel I fit in any where. It may sound cheesy but that's why I spend so much time on RallyPoint, this seems to be the only place I feel comfortable and that I "fit in".
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You not the only one, bro. I keep RP on a pinned tab on my browser.
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SSgt Dan Montague
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You are not alone. I found a friend on RP that lives close by and we hang out. It is nice to have a place like this where everyone understands you.
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SSgt Dan Montague - I envy you, sir. Much better story than Twilight.
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SFC Christopher Taggart I am with you, I am going on two years RETIRED and it is a struggle every day, its going to take some time. It all depends on your situation to be honest.
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TSgt Sncoic (Staff Non Commission Officer In Charge)
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It's tough to find the right culture/environment that embodies both worlds. Sites like RP help provide connections with ppl who understand your frustration! Reach out to local Veterans/Mil groups for actual physical connections with like minded ppl....the comradory will help.
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