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Posted on Apr 29, 2016
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Solid advice that I'd like to supplement is to learn the JST, VMET, GI Bill Comparison Tool, ACE recommendations, and try to find Vet organizations nearby - VSO, Clear Path, Team RWB, Team Rubicon.
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CSM David Litteral
CSM David Litteral
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Well stated SGT Spratley!
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Decide what you would like to do next, and then do the research to find out the skills and education needed for that job. Then decide which college to go to and start work on your degree. Obtaining a degree can open doors to your dream job!
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CSM David Litteral
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These points are on-point. The only addition I would respectfully make is in regards to transfer credits. If a school wants to give you transfer credit for something that you learned a long time ago in the military- think about asking them not to award you those credits. Example- you retire from the Army after 20 years. You learned computers in the Army 18 years ago and now you are in an MBA program where you will need knowledge of the latest computer tools and programs. If you accept the transfer credits VA will not pay for the class again. Once you realize you need more current training on computers, you will end up paying out of pocket.
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Amn Kim Bloodgood
Amn Kim Bloodgood
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I would like to triple like this statement. I've worked in the college setting for many years and I feel that several individuals are looking at how much credit I can get for their service, etc. You hit on the problem that I have felt for a very long time. If you get all this credit then two things can happen (1) you can run out of classes that you can take which might mean you will be less than full time. Which means less GI Bill or aid if it is prior to your last term. OR (2) you are cheating yourself out of valuable knowledge that can assist you in landing that dream job! The more skills you have the more likely you will get the job you want rather than the one you need. Just sayin'
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