East meets West
I was surprised and touched by the story of the General who after a life of service he thought he went form somebody to nobody. The honesty the transparency was a welcomed post.
I am 47 years old and will be fully retired from the Army with 20 years and 8 months of active service, I can relate to the Gen. in some ways.
I am an enlisted man and will be until 1 July 2014. I was in charge of Safety and Security. Most of my adult life has been spent in uniform I have 75 days left before I go from Sargent to Mr., I am too far out for any employer to take notice because I am retiring in South Korea.
This has caused much stress so retirement at this point is a little spooky to me, and only being 47. I have no intention of just taking it easy. I will have a one-month buffer before my actual retirement date. I worry a little with assimilating back into civilian life but the comments for the General were very comforting.
The big question is as a somewhat young retired service member what is the best plan of attack for getting noticed. I have made contact with some military friendly companies but the fact that I am so far out from boots on the ground is stressing me out.
My wife has been supportive for the most part and says don’t worry you will get a job. So to the retired platoon I just want to hear any advice you can give me, I am very much loner and have a hard time asking for help or advice but, if the General had the guts to write in then that works for me. I am a fox hole conversion, in Afghanistan after months of going through rocket attacks I read Psalm 91 that changed my life forever,
After that day and a long talk with my Chaplain I stop being afraid and Christ has been my General ever since. Thanks in advance.