The Navy is "rightsizing" again and, according to some reports, will shed 40,000 of its approximately 370,000 active-duty billets over the next six years. The reality of naval service is that it is not lifetime employment-virtually every one of us will have another career (or two). Contrary to conventional wisdom, preparing early for a successful transition is not disloyal to the military-it is in the best interest of your service. A history of successful alumni contributes to the appeal of military service.
Charting Your Course: Career Transition: Employ a Portfolio Strategy
By Christopher Michel