3 mn read The picture above is the day that I left the military. When I left the military, I had a choice to transition to the civilian sector for either a role within the DoD civilian, DoD Contractor, or Civilian sector. Along the way, I have learned to ask key questions to help myself progress through the “ranks,” and other veterans understand key questions they need to ask along the way, so they do not hamper their initial job search, salary prospects, and benefits. Within this quick guide for military IT professionals’ next steps, here are the key questions you need to ask yourself before making the next step. Hopefully, you will have the answers before you step out.