Do veterans usually go into military related fields after they are discharged?

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My answer to Do veterans usually go into military related fields after they are discharged?

Answer by Ken Larson:

It depends on the Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) and the veteran’s experiences in it while in the Military. During my SCORE and Micro Mentor volunteer small business consulting work over the last 11 years, roughly 30% of my clients have been veterans.

Many in the high tech MOS’s move on to fields in high demand in computer programming, networking and specialties involving security.

Others use their logistics background to acquire jobs in warehousing, transportation and maintenance.

Once the transition to the civilian work force has been achieved and the veteran has some experience it it many start their own enterprises and have benefits in financing and set aside contracts through the government.

Transition issues are challenging as civilian work has major differences from the military environment.

Meeting Veteran & Employer Challenges During Transition from Military to Civilian Work

Do veterans usually go into military related fields after they are discharged?

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About rosecoveredglasses

2 Tours in US Army Vietnam. Retired from 36 Years in the Defense Industrial Complex after working on 25 major weapons systems, many of which are in use today in the Middle East. Volunteer MicroMentor. I specialize in Small, Veteran-owned, Minority-Owned and Woman-Owned Businesses beginning work for the Federal Government. MicroMentor is a non-profit organization offering free assistance to small business in business planning, operations, marketing and other aspects of starting and successfully operating a small enterprise. You can set up a case with me at MicroMentor by going to: http://www.micromentor.org/ key words: "Federal Government Contracting"

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