Getting ready to retire with 22 years in Active Army. What is it like on the outside job market?

I will have 22 years in as a enlisted in the Active Army. Have a wife and two year old daughter. I am 40 at the present time. I have several two year degrees but no bachelor's degree. What are the jobs in these days and what is it like on the outside in regards to the job market? Thanks for any info you can give me.

Asked By: Graywolf - 2/8/2012
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Hey there. I did 21 years and retired in 2009. There are soooo many things I want to tell about what to get and have done BEFORE you get out. Trust me, I researched and talked to folks and everyone got out different. Some were prepared, but most weren't. Remember when it comes to resumes, too much is too much. For an... More
Answered By: Shock and Awe - 2/8/2012
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Check out They have some great jobs for military.
Answered By: Jiggs - 2/8/2012
As an ex serviceman, the prison service would welcome you with open arms. Do another 20 years and get two pensions!
Answered By: David H - 2/8/2012
Apply for unemployment and disability the moment you get out. I would start sending resume's out to any and all types of employment right now, assuming you are within a year of retirement. Hopefully you did something that can transition to the civilian sector of employment. I would try to apply to positions that... More
Answered By: ctt_88 - 2/8/2012
Depends on your skills and experience... More
Answered By: Hayley - 2/8/2012
where u live is a major factor---cost of living in DC/ MD is very high--but decent job market.
Answered By: - 2/8/2012
It's going to depend on what you did in the Army, and no bachelor's degree is not gong to help!
Answered By: mgan - 2/8/2012
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