Sure, success also takes a lot of hard work and smart choices, but a goal provides the structure you need to take the small steps that get you where you need to be.
A good goal is bigger than getting a job or graduating from school. A good goal also has to be achievable. And don’t just assume that it is. We see a number of transitioning service members who get out of the military and think they are going to be able to join the state troopers after graduating with a criminal justice degree. The truth is, not all states are hiring troopers. You may end up with a degree that won’t help you in your job search.
Think back to the first time you entered your recruiter’s office before joining the service. What goals got you through boot camp and your follow-on training? And when you got to your first unit, what aspirations took hold and how did you go about achieving them? In some ways, the military makes this process easier because it has an entire system of schools, career development, training, and promotions designed to help you reach the next step in the ladder.
You’ll need to do this hard work laying out the path yourself, but you can’t do that without a goal in mind.
Watch Hirepurpose Career Coach Will Leineweber discuss mistakes you should avoid during your transition.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs paid $13,000 over a three-month period for a senior official's biweekly commute to Washington from his home in California, according to expense reports obtained by ProPublica.
Staff Sgt. John Eller conducts pre-flights check on his C-17 Globemaster III Jan. 3 prior to taking off from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii for a local area training mission. Sgt. Eller is a loadmaster from the 535th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo)
CUCUTA, Colombia — The Trump administration ratcheted up pressure Saturday on beleaguered Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, dispatching U.S. military planes filled with humanitarian aid to this city on the Venezuelan border.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan speaks at the annual Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used.
President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval.
A pair of U.S. Navy Grumman F-14A Tomcat aircraft from Fighter Squadron VF-211 Fighting Checkmates in flight over Iraq in 2003/Department of Defense
Since the sequel to the 1986 action flick (and wildly successful Navy recruitment tool) Top Gun, was announced, there's been a lot of speculation on what Top Gun: Maverick will be about when it premieres in June 2020. While the plot is still relatively unclear, we know Tom Cruise will reprise his role as Naval aviator Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, and he'll be joined by a recognizable costar: The iconic F-14 Tomcat.
It looks like the old war plane will be coming out of retirement for more than just a cameo. A number of recently surfaced photos show an F-14 Tomcat aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, alongside Cruise and members of the film's production crew, the Drive's Tyler Rogoway first reported earlier this week.