What are some benefits for Veterans in Cyber Security?
After two combat deployments to Iraq with the Marines, I knew I wanted to leave the military when my contract was done. Like so many other veterans transitioning out of the service, I wasn’t exactly sure where I belonged in the civilian sector. I had a plan, finish my education, get my career going and start a family, but after finishing my education I still wasn’t sure about which industry would be a good fit for me. I worked in a few fields and wasn’t finding anything to help me feel the same sense of purpose I had while in the service.
I knew I wanted to be in a forward-facing industry that was going to have plenty of potential for career growth over the next 30 years. I also recognized the significance of technology and the impact it will have on us, our lifestyles, and our privacy.
In my quest for a career that can make a difference in the world, I found Cyber Security. After a little research, I realized the industry shares many parallels with the military. Cyberspace is the new battlefield, so I decided to support this new mission. The government recognizes the significance of Cyber Security and realizes the wealth of well-suited characteristics veterans typically possess. It even provides 900 hours of free Cyber Security training on-line through FedVTE and provides hiring incentives for companies who hire veterans.
The Post 9/11 G.I. Bill is a fantastic resource for veterans looking to get into Cyber Security – many formal educational institutions now have degree programs in the field. Cyber Security is an especially good fit for disabled veterans – they can still work, make a difference, use their military experience, earn good money, and work remotely. Veterans with security clearances will have a hiring advantage as well. The benefits for veterans working in Cyber Security are abundant and meaningful – I recommend every veteran leaving the service to explore the Cyber Security industry.
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