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Veteran Small Business Loan: What You Should Know

Maybe you have already or are about to leave military service. But the question arises, what to do now? Maybe this would be an excellent time to start a small business. As a veteran, you have some strong advantages in attaining a veteran small business loan. Both the Veteran’s Administration and the Small Business Administration …

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The Military Retirement System: How It Works

It has been the object of a lot of confusion. When I was in the Army, the military retirement system was cut and dried. But that is not the way it is now. There are decisions that must be made by military members that could drastically effect their retirement income. While I do have my …

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The 18 Best Jobs for Retired Army Officers

Today, I want to take a few minutes and talk about the best jobs for retired Army officers. A wide range of companies and corporations enjoy hiring military veterans. One of the issues many Army officers find is not having pay that is comparable to what they were earning in the Army, not to mention …

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Qualitative Service Program (QSP): An Overview

When we look from the outside in, the United States Army is similar to a large corporation. The fact is: it has to run in a similar fashion. What I mean by this is: sometimes difficult decisions must be made. These decisions can, and probably will effect some people’s livelihoods, but the main priority of …

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Involuntary Separations in the Army: What You Should Know

There are circumstances when separation from the Army is necessary. In many cases, separation is voluntary, but there are also situations of involuntary separation too. We have noticed a large amount of involuntary separations as troops are brought home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Involuntary separation can be from certain issues such as: Failure to achieve …

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When to Retire from the Army National Guard or Army Reserves

Today, we’re going to talk about when to retire from the National Guard or Army Reserves.  Once you’ve hit the 20 year mark in your military career, you are eligible to retire.  Some folks retire right away and many Soldiers choose to continue their service. As a leader, you need to know WHEN to call …

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Advice for Retired Army Officers: What to Do When You Miss Military Life

Today, I want to share some advice for retired Army Officers who miss military life.  I’m not sure if you would call this career advice or life advice, but I know that some of these things will definitely make you happier and give you some fulfillment. I know that when I left the Army after …

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How to Calculate Your Army, USAR or ARNG Retirement Pay

So you have finally received your “Notification of Eligibility For Retired Pay at Age 60,” commonly referred to as the 20-year letter and you are ready to retire from the Army/National Guard.  Now what?  Well, we know that our years of service are worth something with respect to retirement pay and we will receive a …

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