"After 20+ years of a successful military career, everyone expects a senior military member like you to fly off into the sunset of the civilian world. They picture you in your spiffy office clothes, a crisp resume in hand, eager employers waving money in your face. Everyone thinks you have got it easy.
Except you. Because the truth is that there is nothing easy about changing careers in your 40s or 50s. Even for senior leaders (E-7, E-8, E-9, 0-5, 0-6, 0-7+), starting a military transition is no bed of roses, Freddie Mercury. It’s no pleasure cruise."