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MSG Lance Kelly
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I think purpose is the big one I struggle with right now. My wife said to take a couple of years off to help her get started in her career and to help me transition away from the military routine. I take care of the house and want to do so much more but can't seem to find myself. I've thought about other careers but tell myself I don't have any skills in those areas. I am my own road block. On the positive side I have been working with the Red Cross and trying to find my place there as a volunteer. Despite not being trained or schooled in certain areas I believe my military experience has provided me with some knowledge of various other fields that might help. Thanks for the share, helps keep me focused on what I need to do to improve.
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LTC Chad Storlie
LTC Chad Storlie
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Lance, I found myself missing the teaching, mentoring, and development of younger soldiers. That led me into teaching, doing a lot of mentoring at work, professional writing, volunteering on veterati to help others transition, etc. My greatest insight in purpose that the military provided incredible purpose from a single job / career track. That same purpose does not exist in the civilian world. In the civilian world, you have to find multiple purpose (s) to create that same sense of purpose that you (and I) found in the military. For me, being busier with lots of different things helped create the same sense of purpose from the military.
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MAJ Ken Landgren
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I don't work anymore, but if I had to, I think I will miss the relationship with junior officers, 1SG, and the cadre of NCOs.
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