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OT: What do ya'll think i should do?

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Well... I got back from my military training, Air Assault... for those of you that remember i was gone for a couple weeks for that. I graduated with honors at the school, good stuff and it was pretty fun! I finished 12th or 13th out of 120 on our 12 mile march. As far as the graduating with honors, it was because my GPA for the academic part was also the 2nd highest.

That is just to update you all on how that went.. But the real problem is this:

While I was gone I found out my job I had with the army working full time is ending. It is not my primary job in the Army, it was just a way to get a full-time pay check working for the National Guard. The job ends the 31st of March, so today. LOL. It was a beautiful paycheck I was making there too. I have no college degree right now, and am probably going to Illinois State this fall semester. I have a couple other military schools between here and there but not nearly enough to survive on. This morning im going to the Unemployment office to try and milk out some Unemployment...

Anyone have thoughts about what I should do with myself?
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Let's talk reality--

You have a good start for a well paying career with great retirement benefits.

The civililan economy sucks and will continue for several years--at least 4 probably 8!

Should you go the distance--your call.

I had the same issues at the end of the Viet Nam Conflict(WAR). Put on my boone dockers, grabed my sea bag and with a cherry Aye-Aye went about getting the job done. Served before the mast for 24 years, 6 months and 15 days.

Started as E-1---retired O4. I have never looked back with out a sense of pride and accomplishmet.

Never a lifer-just a professional!
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The degree will open lots of doors--

Get a tour at Fort Belvoiur, Va. Get involved in systems procurment and program management. There is an 12 or 18 program for procurment specalist/managers for the DOD and it is right there at Belvoiur.

The experience and the rolodex you can build are worth 6 figures starting off--

Get Bruce involved in this conservation--he is there now and I believe would be a great mentor for you should you decided to go to the DC area.

I spent 8 years in Crystal City: Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and the Bureau of Naval Personnel. I loved it, but the family had enough of the deployments and so I now live in a small agricultral community. The family is #1.
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