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Spring 2007 Vol. 51, Number 1

Military training for civilian careers (Or: How to gain practical experience while serving your country)



—NUTSHELL:
The inaugural OOH provided career guidance for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Harking back to those origins, this article highlights the career value of military service.


—SNIPPET:
Men and women serve in the U.S. Armed Forces for a variety of reasons. Some consider military service a matter of family tradition or patriotic duty. Others want to further their education or see the world. Still others seek the kind of character-building challenges that the armed services offer. 

For many people, military service provides all of these things. And more: Another draw for prospective servicemembers is the chance to gain hands-on experience. The military trains people for numerous occupations that have civilian counterparts, such as air traffic controller, plumber, and paramedic.

But joining the armed services is a serious commitment. If you’re considering military enlistment as a career-training strategy, this article is for you.
 

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Last Updated: September 21, 2007