reply to post by Karrotz
I understand your point regarding the people who finish up their career in the military and are unable to find employment.
But lets take a breath and step back.
As i have served under three different country's in multiple regions across the world i too am bound by several oaths i have taken and i will not
talk about them. However, i am not some genius in any particular field but i did sit down and talk to myself and looked at my experience and how i
could apply that in todays market.
That being said, one must come to terms with what and how he knew life does not exist anymore, but rather has evolved into another from of reality.
Many vets fall into the miss guided thought that "okay back to civilian life", this is true, but as i mentioned your experience and horizon has
grown ten fold. So who they knew and how they used to have fun is irreversibly altered and on a worst case scenario does not exist.
The individual must assess his priority's in life and expand what ever experience he obtained through his or her military tour and off course use
what ever contacts he had achieved through his military tour.
It is very common for veterans to return to college and/or university to further expand their opportunity's. It is also noted that they are more
hostile when returning to their previous life style of neighbourhood as the exposure they had as i mentioned earlier has altered their outlook on
life. These are the individuals were their closest friends or family need to make sure that they presented with the new opportunity's as i mentioned
above and not to classify them as crazy or hostile.
Just for the record, most, well close to 85% of the people i operate or co-ordinate within my professional life all have served in either combat front
line units or the back end system. I have found they are far more stable when presented with a professional crisis than people who have not gained or
have been subjected to the military. Although that does not dismiss those who have not served in the military, i am only stating what i have noticed
through the eyes of someone who makes sure that money needs to come in so people can get paid and their family's can have food and what ever other
necessity's they require within their private life.
I myself have pushed many vets into advanced educational programs which at first they seen as a waste of time and now are very grateful, some are in
several agency's and others are in the private sector, all in all, they seem to have adjusted very fine in comparison to how they were when they were
released from the military.
The military does not end your life, infarct when released it presents a broader opportunity for one to seek and apply himself. However there are
those individuals who have lost limbs and or are in a wheel chair. I cant stress how sad i feel for them, but they too need to motivated to actively
engage in their new life and investigate what new opportunity are available to them based on their current situation.
Perhaps you should research into the several companies that have been mentioned occasionally throughout ats, you will find that almost all are
directly or indirectly perusing what their military career was.