In recognition of Veterans Day, American Military University asked some of our faculty members who served in the military to discuss the benefits of being a veteran, the greatest challenges they faced, what advice they would give new veterans, and the best way the public can thank veterans. Hear from seven of our faculty members about their experiences.
Before deciding to retire or leave a career in law enforcement, be sure to fully understand your financial needs. Start by contacting the human relations (HR) department to get a full explanation of any benefits you may be entitled to, including retirement salary and benefits. Once you have determined what you want to live on, you can then move into a more intense career fact-finding mission. AMU's criminal justice faculty member, Matt Loux, offers recommendations and advice on how to pursue a career search.
AMU professor Anthony Galante offers lessons he learned throughout his career as evidence that there's not one clear path in your professional endeavors. He shares how he combined his professional career with his life-long passions in an unexpected, but exciting way.
By Dr. Allan Conkey
Are you preparing to leave the military? Does civilian law enforcement seem like a good fit as your second career? Learn how one officer made the transition and has helped others do the same. Here are seven key factors to consider before you make the leap into civilian policing.
If it’s time for a career change, start by researching careers that pique your curiosity, however, be sure not reject a career because you lack familiarity. AMU's Dr. Valerie Davis offers helpful tips to help you find your next career including including examining the job market and looking for areas that are expanding, developing, or changing.
AMU professor Michael Beshears writes about the turning point in his military career that prompted him to start thinking about what he wanted to do after his military service. Remember, it's never too late to earn a college degree that can help put you on path to a new career as a civilian.
By Brian Meek
After a 24-year career in law enforcement, Brian Meek is looking towards retirement and the prospect of starting a second career in the intelligence field. Learn what steps he's taken to make the transition to a new career in intelligence.