Posted on Aug 10, 2018
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Posted in these groups: Engineers_regimental_insignia 12B: Combat Engineer
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CPT Lawrence Cable
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Aside from the most obvious one, working with demolitions (more of it in the civilian work than you may think), 12B''s come out with basic carpentry and construction skills, wheeled and tracked vehicle maintenance skills, and often licensed that would be the equivalent of Class B CDL and often with a Hazmat rating. As a Combat Engineer Platoon and Company Commander, I was required here to carry a Hazmat First Responder rating, as did the Platoon Sergeants.
What's probably more important, that 12B has shown that he has the desire and life skills to be successful since he has survived a tour in the Army. A lot of employers across the Construction trades look seriously at Prior Service people since they are used to maintaining a schedule and being on time, plus being part of a team.
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SSG Ronald Bloodworth
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Speaking just for me, I worked in several construction type jobs after leaving the military. Ended up getting NCCCO certifications as a Crne Operator and that’s what I still do and am loving it.
Tuition was paid through my VA education benefits and the starting pay for crane and heavy junk operators I a heck of a lot higher than the labor side of the house. Average start paying for HE is between $15 & $20 per hr. and $20 & $25 for cranes. Experience gets pay increases pretty quickly if you don’t mind travel.
That’s definitely something to check into.
Get back to me with any questions and I’ll be glad to answer the best I can.
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Heck yeah I’m very interested. can you give me more info !
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Uh, teacher in a public high school???
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