Originally Posted by oma
Very good advice. I may have to follow it as I get close to retirement (8 months).
I think a big mistake senior enlisted folks make, is listening to alot of the military's transition propaganda, concerning the civilian value of their leadership skills.
Many get the impression, that civilian employers will hire them into a supervisory/management position based on being a retired Chief, Master Sergeant, or whatever. Often, this is not the case. Most likely, you're going to have to start at the bottom in your field of experience. Or use your educational benefits, to start at the bottom in a new career field.
My experience anyway. I'm sure there's some in demand skill areas where this is not the case. But I don't think that is the majority.