Can I get a private military contractor job with just 4 years of security forces experience?
I am in airforce security forces and I want to make some big money after my four years is up. I want to get a good paying job tax free and travel the world for four to five years. Black water, triple canopy etc are interested in special forces , i here that there are companies that are fine with regular GI's. Does anyone know what some good options are for a guy that only has 4 years of airforce security forces?
Asked By: alejandro - 10/8/2010
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It's very tough since these companies know exactly what SF does in the AF. I was SF for four years and I deployed once to Iraq. When I got out in '05 I tried off and on for a year or two to get a contractor job. It did not happen. My guess is it come down to the role SF plays in war. We mainly do air base defense and... More
Answered By: Team - 10/8/2010
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You are going to be competing against candidates that are retired military. Yet, there is a chance you can get a job. Depending on openings and your field experience.
Answered By: Pinup - 10/8/2010
Start getting your application in everywhere you can. There are some openings in companies like those for people with a much more basic skill set. Don't expect to be bodyguarding ambassadors or anything though...
Answered By: Ray - 10/8/2010
Yes,you can. I work for the Navy and have seen this happen all the time. Though, the more experience you have under your belt the better chance you will have to get a job. Many individuals who are retiring choose this options.
Answered By: Kat - 10/8/2010
All of the various fly-by-night companies you ask about all have websites that went that-a-way <<<<--------------------<<<<<<<<
Answered By: BoatsBM1 - 10/8/2010
1. For XE, Triple Canopy, etc --- No, you do not have the right experience. IE: your not gonna get one of the $300,000 a year security contractors jobs 2. But you can get a security guard job in places like Kuwait, UAE, etc making $60,000 a year tax free.
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