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Involuntary Separating From The Military Things They Didnt Tell You
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So you served your country or are serving your country. You've been notified your commander is pressing through with recommending your seperation from the Military. Your emotions are going to vary from bieng angry, depressed, optimistic, delusional, and sad. I know from a personal standpoint how you feel. It's not easy. You have been in the military for half your life and the day comes when they tell you it's coming to an end. The aim of this article is to help those that are still in the military or soon to be getting out through this process. Things you need to know or do now while your in. Save money. I know it's hard but if you can reduce your spending you may be better prepared when you are out of the service.

Should you go right into the work force after getting out? My recommendation is take sometime getting to do this. The reason I says this is that you have been programmed to serve the mission. You need to take some time and reflect on yourself and where you want to end up in your life. Look at this time as a much needed vacation. While your in find something that you can do. If you want to start a buisness I suggest you do that or find out what you need to do to get this started.

If you have a talent this would be a good time to cultivate it. Your friends who are in, you may lose contact with. In my opinion if you don't hear from them they weren't your friends any way. The real friends will stand by you no matter what. So what about separation pay? If you get out for fitness failures. The military won't pay you bottom line. You will get your last paycheck. So your best bet is to have money saved up or use your TSP to help you get through. If you have no money as soon as you get your DD Form 214 file for unemployment. That will be a little cushion to help you get through.

I would also suggest you look into moving back near family. If you are not close with Family move back to your home of record or do a dity move. It's going to be hard for you for a while. I am not gonna lie. It's life altering and to me it seems so trival that the military is allowed to seperate members, but yet keep others in who may at one point had the ability to kill someone like um DUI's. My personal opinion though.

Look you are not a bad person if you are seperated period. Things happen in people's life. You have to realize the military just like anything is a job. Sometimes it comes down to money. There is politics involved in any decision. There is life outside the military. If you believe in God would be a good place to start. Go to church. If not then cling on to whatever will help you get through. Just not drugs or alcohol then you might really miss your life up.

Make an appointment with the Veterans Administration. Right now in my location it's taking forever but make sure you do that. You should already have a copy of your medical records. If you have a family enjoy spending time with them. I have realized just how much I have missed them. To you out there that are getting out or out know that as a veteran you have served your country and should be admired. Don't look down on yourself. Don't give into the notion that you can't live without the military. You can, just prepare yourself mentally. Hey I even picked up a hobby. You can do it. I know you can. It will suck for a while but life has it's ups and downs. People who really care about you will keep in contact with you and see about you and you may have to make new friends. Seperation from the military isn't easy but you will survive if you have the right mental focus. I salute you Veterans!!!


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I really needed that..Thankyou for taking the time to write this

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  about 1 decade ago

Great information and a real way to find out about your benefits for veterans. Salute to all Veterans. This deserves a tweet. Good job Paul.

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks. It hasn't been an easy road. I am determined to succeed. I salute all my brothers and sister's in arms. Thanks for the read and the comment.

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  about 1 decade ago
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