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post #1 of 2 Old 03-21-2012, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Preparation for the Future! Need your help, advice, and opinions!

As I get closer to retiring from the U.S. Army I find myself thinking more and more about what I'm going to move onto. So here's my background.

I am a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) having led over 40 men in combat. I am an infantryman and a paratrooper, which doesn't have any direct civilian counterpart. I have three years experience in human resource management, recruiting, marketing, and sales. This experience is from serving as an Army recruiter. I also have experience in operations such as maneuvering units up to 700 total men and planning rotary and fixed wing flights. I have served as the training NCO for my battalion, again 700+ men, and charged with their advanced training in multiple disciplines. I have also been trained and registered as an Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate, holding an Army Combat Lifesaver card, CPR card, Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification, and a Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification. I have earned the Expert Infantrymans Badge, qualified expert with all weapons within a infantry rifle platoon, and have exceptional physical abilities.

I realize that most of my knowledge isn't going to land me a great position somewhere, however I feel that my Leadership abilities are in great need within corporate America. I feel that I am able to learn anything and perform any job better than most. I am eager, enthusiastic, motivated, disciplined, mentally and physically tough, intelligent, able to make on-the-spot corrections, and very much mission (goal) oriented.

I am ready to begin college, again, but I am unsure of what I should pursue. I have mixed emotions about a lot of civilian careers and really nothings jumps out at me. So this is where I am eliciting your help. Most of you are highly successful men and women so I'm curious based on my background what you all think I would be happy with. I love a challenge and deadlines are nothing new for me. I think it's worth noting that it is important to me that this new endeavor and subsequent career leads to earning 80k+ a year.

Thanks in advance to all respondents.

OIF 1, OEF 3, and OIF 8 veteran
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post #2 of 2 Old 03-21-2012, 12:14 PM
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