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Transitioning A to Z: "Q" and "R"

by Military Transition News Staff

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In upcoming issues of Military Transition News, we will be listing everything a service member needs to know about transitioning, from A to Z.

This month, we tackle “Q” and "R”.

Be Prepared To Separate From The Military

“Q”: Quick, Query, Quell

Transitioning out of the military is not something that you might think of as Quick or rapid, but by the time your exit date arrives, it will seem as though it went by in a flash. Setting a timeline for each step is extremely important and requires immense discipline. Remember to Query everything. Don’t assume that you should know all the answers. Be careful to communicate plans with your spouse and family, ensuring to Quell any fears or anxiety. Moving is one of life’s most stressful events. Don’t let it get the better of you, physically or emotionally. Be prepared to separate from the military and make sure your family is in on the plan.

“R”: Relax, Regroup, Remind

There is something freeing about starting a new life. It can be equally unnerving. Relax. Looking for a job is something nearly everyone in the civilian world has done. As a member of the military, you understand how to create a strategy that will work to accomplish a set goal. You understand that some plans will require you to Regroup before you go after your target again. Remind yourself that nothing is impossible and that as a member of the U.S. Military, you are sought by thousands of America’s top corporations, many with veterans at their helm. Relax. You got this.

 

See the complete A to Z list.

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