I've been retired since 1989 and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss the people and culture of the Corps. There are some civilians I consider USMC material, but they aren't the same. The best advice I can give is to try instilling some of the values you treasure and miss from the Corps into those you meet as civilians. They'll never make it, but the world will be a better place.
LCpl Jonathan Bailey Semper Fi. You will find brothers and sisters on this site that have been through what you are experiencing. I transitioned in June 1972, when the military and veterans were despised by some folks. I started working full time and started college full time. What helped me was staying so busy, that I did not have time to think much about the transition. While I worked on my degree, I worked at a chemical plant where everything was fine. At college, I had to deal with a bunch of folks that were idiots. They partied, while I worked hard and obtained my degree. Keeping busy, along with the passage of time will help. As mentioned by MSG (Join to see), there are Veterans organizations that you can join. RallyPoint is here to help you!
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