I’m still not exactly certain what direction I want to go when I get out. I know that we want to stay here local. I know that I want a job that will allow me to spend much more time with my wife and my son. But as far as what I actually want to do, I have no idea.
I am currently in the interview process with a “career transition service” for junior military officers. Basically a headhunter. They seem pretty slick, and come with good recommendations from other soldiers I’ve talked to, but I don’t hold high hopes for them placing me here in Savannah.
On top of that, what I would really enjoy doing, I think, is harnessing my experiences and insights from the military into some sort of humanitarian or at least developmental work. Some sort of risk/security analysis or something like that. If I could do it primarily from home using Internet resources, all the better. I’d love to focus on East Africa and the Horn of Africa. I see so much potential in that region, and my language experience will help me there as well.
It’s all yet to be seen. I will continue to search and pray and explore.