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Old 08-15-2011, 11:05 PM
Location: bold new city of the south
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Originally Posted by looktowindward View Post
He should also look at jobs with various security companies. There are MANY high security installations in the DC metro area that utilize high-end private security firms. They like ex-military more so than former civilian police officers. The money can range from crappy to ok - it would be extremely helpful if your husband is an NCO or officer and could step into a supervisory role.

As far as counseling - I'm skeptical of one-on-one cognitive therapy for this sort of thing. Group therapy with other vets is your best bet. The other participants "get it".

Definitely check out the GI Bill. Its a very good deal now and more education is always helpful in finding a job.
School and security are good options together. He can get part-time work as a guard for some odd hours and work around those hours or vice-versa. Both are goal-based, good for him and you.
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:28 AM
Location: I'm not lost, I'm exploring!
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He's set up to begin school for the fall semester, through the GI Bill, and has applied for the Corrections Facility type department - these things do take awhile between the testing and background verifications. Now it's just going to be a waiting game, to see if we can hold our heads above water until one of them accepts him, or kicks in.

I appreciate all of the input, all! I pulled up the "GI Jobs 2011" website that was suggested, and am gonna have him take a look at them when he gets home.

Thank you you being there as a sounding board for me, and all your support! *hugs*
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