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Transition Dispatch, Part 3: A Former Special Forces Officer’s Life After The Military | Havok Journal

It has been nearly two months since I picked up my DD-214 at Fort Bragg.  My entry into civilian life is going well, partly due to familiarity with the area I returned to, but mainly because my current professions are nested with my core values.  Your core values are critical to a successful transition and you must take ownership of the process.

The first step is determining your core values.  Yes, you have served in the military, inculcated with the various service creeds but honestly, some of those values mean more to certain people than to others.  You have to determine what YOUR core values are; the values that are deal-breakers in personal and professional relationships if they are violated.

They are more than just singular words placed coyly into an acronym; they sub-consciously drove your life in uniform and will drive your life out of uniform.  If those core values are not focused on your new path…

Source: Transition Dispatch, Part 3: A Former Special Forces Officer’s Life After The Military