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#POSTDD214 Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF): This book is for junior and mid-level enlisted service members considering separation before 20 years of service. Civilians, officers, and those retiring will also benefit, however the content is geared toward individuals who don't have the additional security of a pension or completed a college degree.In no way does this book advise, imply or attempt to influence individuals to separate, nor does it suggest or try to convince you to re-enlist. It is a pragmatic comparison of the benefits of both military service with the civilian equivalents to address, educate, and assist services members who choose to reintegrate with the civilian population.This work does not include academic jargon, graphs and charts. It does identify and compare civilian terms with the common military terms and benefits so the reader can relate and easily understand. The benefits offered to active duty service members can hardly be compared apples-to-apples with the civilian equivalent, however this short book attempts to address the major concerns and lay a foundation for an educated decision.KEY TOPICS ADDRESSED IN THIS BOOK: --Medical insurance post military, non-VA self and employer sponsored--Finding housing, renting, owning, mortgages, and the VA Loan--Education, getting the most out of your service and the GI-Bill(br)--Job interview processes and preparation, getting offers instead of "Thanks for Applying"--Employer overviews, Government Service (GS), Defense Contracting, and Civilian Non-Defense--Resume writing, how, why and where to apply.--Becoming self-employed, starting a business or franchising.This quick overview provides a how things work, what to expect, where to get more information and why you should care. Each topic can certainly be a book all by itself. As a one enlistment Airforce veteran, defense contractor, former government service employee and current business owner, this book is designed and Put Simply because the last thing you may want is another checklist, SOP, or someone telling you what to do.