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Posted on Apr 3, 2018
SrA Andrew McCarty
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SGT Robert Johnson
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Good article. I would advise former Soldiers to leave their rank at the door of their first job. You are no longer employed as a Soldier, Marine, Airman, etc. but as a employee of said company and will be required to conduct yourself as such following their guidelines and regulations.
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SGT Mark Stewart
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I had a disgruntled recruiter when I joined the Army. Seriously disgruntled - I think specifically about having been made a recruiter. Anyway, I couldn't blame anything on him - he tried to talk me out of it the whole time. I pretty much recruited myself.
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SrA J Martin Jones
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When enlisting, really study your MOS or AFSC. I wanted to become a chef, so my AFSC was 62330 Apprentice Services Specialist. I was a cook. They tried to talk me out of it during BMT, but it was my dream job at the time.
After separating from the USAF, I went into the fast food industry. I never followed up on the "chef training". I ended up managing restaurants and/or training the trainers. Did it for 20 years. Cancer had me on the sidelines for about 3 years, but I was able to kick Cancer's ass. I finished my Associate of Applied Science degree, with an emphasis on Paralegal Law, from my hospital bed in 2008. Due to poor health, I was declared disabled, in 2011. Spent $25,000 on a degree I'm not able to put to use.
So, before you even enlist, seriously contemplate what your dream civilian job would be, then find the military equivalent and forge ahead.
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