Originally Posted by dommo
Along with another thread I started... I am trying to decide if I want to stay in the Army much longer, and I was curious what some of you chose to do job wise after the military. I would also be interested in some related info(if you are comfortable posting it here): rank you got out/retired as, MOS/branch, etc. Just trying to see what my options are.
You might get better advice if we know what it is you're doing now and if you want to do something similar. If you can get it, a Federal job is a good option. Your time in service can be counted toward your federal retirement and the amount of vacation time you accrue (Federal employees get 4 hours of vacation every two weeks for 0-3 years of service, 6 hours every two weeks for 3-15 years and 8 hours every two weeks for >15 years). If you're a vet with a campaign ribbon, you can get veterans preference.
Federal retirement is 1% of the average of the highest three years of your income for every year served. So if you worked 30 years and the average of your highest three years was $100K you'd get an extra 4 years(assuming 4 year hitch).
$30K/year without military time, $34K/year with.