Military Transition Guide

To help guide your transition from the military to a civilian career, we have arranged just some of the examples of possible transitions you could make. Please note that you are entitled to apply to whatever positions that may fit your skill set.  

Types of military experience

Examples of relevant military titles

Career Recommendations

Do you have experience working with or repairing equipment?

  • Electronics Technician (Nuclear)
  • Infantryman
  • Engineer Equipment Mechanic
  • Equipment Engineer
  • Crew Chief

Consider a technician position such as Equipment Technician position or an Equipment Engineering position (depending on your level of education).

Do you have direct experience with working with ultra pure water or water treatment?

  • Water Treatment Specialist
  • Water and Fuel Systems Management

Search for a UPW (ultra pure water) or WWT (waste water treatment) experienced position, or consider a Facilities Technician position.

Do you have experience with shipping/receiving valuable equipment, scheduling and/or logistics?

  • Cargo specialist
  • Ordnance Officer
  • Unit Supply Specialist
  • Operations Specialist

Search for a Logistics experienced position, or consider a Logistics Technician position.

Do you have experience with fire, gas or chemical safety?

  • Chemical Operations Specialist
  • CBRN Officer
  • Fire Control System Repair
  • Fire Protection

Consider a position in EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) or Facilities on either the technician or experienced site.

Do you have experience with site security or emergency management?

  • Security Forces
  • Military Police
  • Port Security Specialist

Consider a position in EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) on either the technician or experienced site.

Do you have supervisory experience related to management of a team?

  • General Engineering Supervisor
  • Aviation Officer
  • Operations Specialist

Search for a Section Manager (Shift Supervisor) position from our experienced site.

Do you have clerical, administrative, accounting or finance experience?

  • Contracting
  • Yeoman
  • Personnel

Consider a position with Human Resource, Procurement or Support on the experienced site.


 
If you did not see your expertise in the above listing, please use the American Job Center’s Military to Civilian Occupation Translator to find keywords that may be useful in your search. Please be sure to include your military experience in your resume and apply to either the technician or experienced site.
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