I was in the USAF for four years (that's alright, you can laugh) during that other conflict as a hydraulic aircraft tech. It wasn't bad and it had it's exciting moments. Like the previous poster, civilian employers never saw military experience as experience. Never mind the constant BS and the occasional flying projectiles around.JeffChastain wrote:I'm gonna have to disagree with gouran01. I spent a few years on active duty in the Army, just finished up with them on 01 July of this year. I worked in Aviation, and gained many certifications and skills. But, I found out after transferring to the civilian world that those certifications mean nothing to a civilian employer, and they don't care if your responsibilities in the military were that of mid-level management in the civilian world. Also, if you ask me, all the mess that comes with the military isn't worth what you get out of it. Trade schools and IT schools are priced reasonably for the most part, and most can afford to take classes if they sacrifice a few things for it. Don't join the military for the GI Bill, otherwise you'll dispise waking up at 0430 every morning to go run your ass off. The ONLY reason a person should join the military is to serve their country. Those are the only guys who enjoy military life, and thrive in the environment, in my opinion. Okay, I'll come off my soap box now. Just my .02 cents.
I never used the benefits myself. I did sell a house that the buyer went through the VA. I'll never do that again!
As for school, after fours years of "growing up", all I wanted to do was play!