Re: Re-class after basic
In my civilian job I work for my State's Veteran's Services and we are flooded with veterans looking for work.
I am not at ALL discouraging 11B, but we have many infantry that come back from deployment or out of the services without a lot of 'transferrable" skills. Meaning, if you are a mechanic, we can pursue those avenues for employment, same with aviation, etc.
That's not to say that all of our US Military does not come with an incredibly strong set of employable attributes which make them very desireable to employer, but in this economy you MUST have an education to compete for anything better than a minimum wage job.
Every soldier hopes for the best in their military career, but if you don't make a career out of it or you are seperated due to injury, then what?
When it comes to finding civilian employment, either during or after your time in the Guard, it is crucial to have as strong as a skill set as possible. You will be competing for jobs, (even if they have veterans' preference offered), against veterans WITH degrees.
Who do you think an employer is going to pick?
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